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What Is Blogmas?
What is Blogmas and how can you participate?
Blogmas is a seasonal blogging challenge. It occurs every December and bloggers use this time to commit to publishing new blog posts.
Some bloggers will try to publish one new blog post a month for the entire month of December, while other bloggers may commit to a smaller number of blog posts, like one every other day or one a week during December.
There’s no right or wrong way to do Blogmas!
It’s similar to Blogtober, which happens every October. If you missed Blogtober this year, there’s still time to participate in Blogmas!
Who Is Blogmas For?
Blogmas is for any blogger who wants to participate!
Participating in Blogmas is a great way to challenge yourself to publish more content on your blog — which is a key element of success for any blog!
But remember that quality is more important than quality.
You don’t have to use Blogmas to write and publish 31 new blog posts for your blog. In fact, you shouldn’t do this if you can’t dedicate the time and effort to make each of those blog posts a solid, detailed piece of content.
It’s actually better to commit to a smaller number of blog posts during Blogmas (for example, 10 blog posts) than churn out 31 blog posts just for the sake of it.
Since Blogmas occurs during December and the holiday season, a very busy time of year for many people, it’s a good way to prove to yourself that you can be intentional and commit to making time for blogging.
How to Participate
There’s no formal way to join Blogmas — anyone can participate!
That being said, there are Facebook groups, Twitter threads, and other social media groups you can join to connect with other bloggers during Blogmas.
Some people enjoy the community aspect of Blogmas and find it easier to stick to their goals if they have accountability with fellow bloggers.
However, it’s not necessary to join a Blogmas community.
You can also just commit to doing Blogmas on your own and set personal goals.
Before you commit to participating in Blogmas, be sure to read these tips!
Determine a posting schedule in advance. Will you write a new blog post every day during December? Or maybe 25 new blog posts throughout the month? Or maybe just 5 or 10 new blog posts? Whatever posting cadence you decide on, go ahead and commit to it now so you’ll be prepared for Blogmas.
Plan your content in advance. Don’t wait until a few days before December to start planning your Blogmas content! In fact, it’s a good idea to start planning as early as October. Make a list of all the blog posts you plan to write. You can even start outlining your blog posts now to save time during Blogmas.
Batch create your content. During Blogmas, maximize your time so you don’t have to blog every single day. If you have a large chunk of time available (say, on a weekend) use it to knock out two or three blog posts.
Don’t be a perfectionist. Many bloggers get bogged down by perfectionism, but doing Blogmas is a great way to break this habit. Publishing more frequently forces you to write more and let go of perfectionism. Remember you can always update your blog posts later — but just go ahead and publish them now!
Connect with other bloggers. Blogmas can be a great way to connect with other bloggers in your niche and support one another on this blogging challenge. Join a social media group with other bloggers to stay motivated.
These are my top Blogmas tips! Keep reading for the best Blogmas ideas.
Blogmas Blog Post Ideas
Are you looking for Blogmas blog post ideas?
I’ve got you covered with plenty of Blogmas topics!
If you want to stick to festive holiday content for Blogmas, check out my list of 50+ Christmas blog post ideas for some inspiration.
I’ve also written lists of blog post ideas for bloggers in every niche, from lifestyle to travel to fashion and more. Click here to see all my blog post ideas.
For more inspiration, check out my guide on how to find blog post ideas.
And don’t miss my list of 100+ attention-grabbing blog post title ideas.
30 Days to Blogging Success
If you’re brand-new to blogging, I highly recommend checking out my online course 30 Days to Blogging Success before doing Blogtober.
This online course contains step-by-step lessons showing you everything you need to know to create a profitable blog.
You can follow each daily lesson over the course of 30 days, or go at your own pace, because you get lifetime access to the material.
Here’s what you will learn…
- How to choose a profitable niche for your blog
- How to set up your blog (no technical experience required!)
- Designing your blog and making it look professional
- How to write blog posts that people will actually want to read
- The best ways to promote your blog and get traffic
- The basics of Pinterest and SEO for bloggers
- All the strategies I use to make money blogging
- How to start an email list and create an opt-in
- How to network with other bloggers to grow your blog
And so much more!
Of course, you’ll get access to some exclusive bonuses too:
- 150+ Profitable Blog Niche Ideas ($17 value)
- Canva Pinterest Templates ($27 value)
- 250+ Profitable Affiliate Programs for Bloggers ($17 value)
- Email Sales Template ($27 value)
- 100+ Catchy Blog Post Title Templates ($7 value)
Click here to enroll in 30 Days to Blogging Success!
How to Start a Blog for Beginners
Have you not started a blog yet? Here’s how you can quickly and easily start your own blog today, in time to participate in Blogtober.
It’s something you can do in less than fifteen minutes actually!
I wrote a complete step-by-step guide on how to start a blog for beginners that goes into all the details of getting your blog up and running.
I also created Blogging Bootcamp, a free email course, that will show you how to start a blog and make money blogging in just five days. You can sign up here:
And here’s a quick overview to starting a blog for beginners:
1. Click here and then click the “Get Started” button:
2. Select your hosting plan
3. Put in your domain name
Related: How to Choose a Blog Name & Blog Name Ideas
Select this option and you can go ahead and set up your blog now, then use the free credit to buy your domain name later.
4. Create your hosting account
5. Choose your package and pay
I recommend the 12-month plan for $2.95 a month, for a total cost of $35.40 for the year. But you can also choose a 24-month or 36-month plan.
6. Congrats, you’re done!
Now you’re all set! Bluehost will automatically install WordPress for you.
What exactly is WordPress? WordPress is the content management platform that your blog will run on. Your WordPress dashboard is where you will go to edit the look of your blog, write blog posts, upload images, etc.
It’s extremely easy to use, even if you’re a total beginner.