Why I'm Glad I Failed At Blogmas
I started out this month in a frenzy. The night before I'd decided that doing Blogmas was an excellent idea - with no prep, no banked posts and no schedule. Can you see the problem?
Thus kicked off two weeks of me trying to find time to write a blog post everyday, never banking any posts because I was working on the day I needed the content. I have to admit, I'm proud of myself for making it 13 posts in before throwing in the towel. I'm also very impressed at the variety of topics I covered and venturing into new territory, with things like a film review and a makeup review - with photos!
So, if I was doing so well, why am I happy I failed? Well, I was starting to resent it, and I didn't have time to actually have a life. I got stuck in a blogging hole with no escape until 25th December, which is no way to spend the festive season. It also made me realise that I'm definitely still a leisure blogger. I've never worked with a company, and while that'd be great, if I had to write three posts a week on topics I didn't choose, and have a full-time job, I think I'd find it really hard. Kudos to those who do that.
Despite me pretty much being a full-on Negative Nelly about it all so far, I did get a lot out of Blogmas. I got loads of new content on my blog, I tried new types of posts, and it reminded me of what I like about blogging and writing in general. A development is that I can now bash out a decent post in a bout half an hour, which is good to know, but perhaps not practical when I'm doing this for fun - work skills? Sure, plonk it on the CV.
Perhaps I don't do well with challenges due to lack of organisation and laziness, but guys, it's Christmas, I'm giving myself a break.