Why Your Book Friend is Doing Blogtober 2021

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Let’s face it–I love a good monthly challenge. My planner is littered with the evidence of grand schemes to do x every day in y month, and I like it that way.

Whenever the calendar resets to the first day of a new month, everything suddenly feels a little more possible. This will be the month I stick to my workout routine, meal prep healthy food every week, and do laundry in a timely fashion. Never mind that I think so every month–this one’s the real deal. Right?

So, when I saw some folks posting about something called Blogtober, my interest was piqued. A motivational tool to keep me writing and posting consistently in the month of October? Count me in!

Of course, October is shaping up to be a busy month for me. I have at least one social event on the calendar every single weekend, most of them with 2-3. Where the self-care I try to cram into every weekend will fit, I’m not sure.

It might seem like a busy month is a bad time to take on a “post every day challenge.” And maybe it is. But I look at it the other way around. It’s a great time to give myself that extra push to write and put my words out there, because that way I’ll have a little extra incentive to put the work in when I might let it fall by the wayside otherwise.


Since I decided to participate in Blogtober 2021 on October 1st, I don’t have a grand scheme or plan for my content. There’s no calendar of post ideas here, just the intention to find something to write about on a daily basis. And, since this is a book blog, that something will be book-related. Probably.

So far, I’ve put up my usual monthly reading roundup, as well as a post plotting out my hopeful witchy reads for the month of October.

On Monday, since I love alliterative content, I’ll be doing a “meet the book blogger Monday” post with a few fun facts about yours truly. Since I’ve already met some new internet friends through the Blogtober tag, I figured it would be a fun time for introductions!

Since it’s Sunday and I’m off to run a 6.6K with a few friends, I’ll keep this post relatively brief! Looking forward to a month of writing, writing, writing, and connecting with you out there in the interwebs!

Are you participating in any challenges for the month of October? Shout them out down below!

10 thoughts on “Why Your Book Friend is Doing Blogtober 2021

  1. awesome, I love books so can’t wait for your book related content this month! And I am participating in blogtober too for the second year!

  2. I am doing blogtober but never gave it thought to do it on my book blog! Cant wait to see your book related posts over the course of the month 🙂

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