Why I’m Joining the Blogtober Challenge | Blogtober Day 1

Hello, everyone! I am so excited to be back at blogging. It’s be a hectic as hell past month, and I think I can finally settle down and get back to Bookstagram and blogging. The best way I thought to do this would be to join in on Blogtober and commit to posting a blog a day for the whole month!

This will be especially challenging because I mostly post reviews on this site, and I obviously do not have time to read a book a day and post a review. But this is going to allow me the opportunity to put more of my personal life into this blog, which I have been itching to do. There is more to me (though not much) than books and writing, and I want to share all of that with you guys.

With that being said, I figured I would give you my top three reasons for joining this challenge, since it can get quite personal.

69_Design_elements1.Building a new habit

Where I have been away from blogging for nearly a month, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get back at it. I’ve basically created a habit of not blogging, and I need to replace that habit with blogging. There’s really no better way to build a habit than force to yourself to do it everyday. The goal is that I come out of October with the drive to blog daily, without the motivation of a challenge.

2. Writing is my therapy

On a personal level, this move has wrecked me. For those who don’t know, I moved a week ago. My boyfriend and I took an opportunity to temporarily move into my parents’ basement in order to get out of the town we were living in, and into a bigger city with more opportunities. The plan is to work our butts off, make a crap ton of money for a few months, and then find a place for us to finally settle and create a life here.

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The change was necessary and good, but the change is also hard. My anxiety craves stability and normalcy and routine. It’s not getting that right now.I’m training for a new job where I don’t know anyone, I’m constantly putting myself into positions that are new and scary, and it’s tearing me up mentally and emotionally. I know it will get easier, but for now I need the space to be creative, to get out of my head and into something that doesn’t focus on all that’s happening. Blogtober can give me that. For the time I am writing, I am free from all of that, and I think it will help a lot.

3. Get to know other bloggers

Participating in Blogtober also gives me the chance to discover other bloggers who are participating as well. I’m not the best at showing those I follow love or even reading blogs, but it’s something I want to get better at. The online book and blogging community is super important to me, and it’s a big part of who I am, I want to build a stable group of bloggers and friends that I can share this with.

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Leave a link below if you are participating in Blogtober so I can check out your blog!

 

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