If you don’t know, Blogmas is the craziest time of year for a blogger, next to Blogtober. Blogmas, like Blogtober, is basically when you write a blog post and publish it every day from December 1 through 25. I have participated in it for the last two years, and it is one of the biggest reasons why my blog has grown to be what it is today. Up until a few weeks ago, I was planning to participate in it.
Then Blogtober happened. Blogtober, like Blogmas, is when you publish a post for the entire month of October. My blog’s audience again has expanded so much during Blogmas. However, I was burnt out by the time Halloween hit to the point where I had no desire to write a blog post — even some of my favorites such as Friday Faves.
So I took a break to help recover and did my best to put out the best content for the month of November. Thankfully, I had a few post ideas, but I choose to not post as much. But, as Blogmas prep time approached, I quickly realized that I did not have it in me to do Blogmas. However, I still wanted to post as much as humanly possible.
After a week of thinking about this, I decided to try posting every other day versus everyday. My blog is important, but yet, my mental health is also important. This blog started about me talking about my mental health journey, and now, it’s time to put it first. I still have a lot of fun content planned, just less so I don’t get overwhelmed. I also really love this time of year, so I want to make sure that I enjoy it.
And, that is perfectly okay.
So, be prepared for posts — just not 25 of them.
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So important to balance blogging and mental health!