Why Your Book Friend is Doing Blogtober, Again

Happy October, book friends! Last year, I participated for the first time in the blogging extravaganza known as Blogtober. The goal is to post every day of the month for the entirety of October, and I had a ton of fun taking part and meeting other bloggers last year.

I debated whether I would be able to participate again this year, even though I knew I really wanted to. Work has been incredibly busy this year as I take on bigger responsibilities in my role, and October will be a particularly full month in my personal life as well. My childhood best friend (and original book friend) is getting married, and I’m honored to be her Maid of Honor. That means traveling to Virginia for the wedding weekend.

I’ve also got my half marathon in my hometown of Cincinnati the second weekend in October, and a little something else requiring travel the first weekend (it’s a surprise so I can’t say more at the moment). All in all, I’ll only be home for one weekend for the entire month, and that makes the idea of posting every day in October a little bit daunting.

And yet.

I really wanted to be a part of the Blogtober excitement. So, I’m throwing my bookish hat into the ring this month but making no promises. I may miss a day or two given everything that’s going on, but I think that’s okay.

Stay tuned for an announcement of my Witchtober 2022 plans (that’s my name for reading witchy books all month to celebrate spooky season), photos of my LFL in her Halloween best, and whatever else I can come up with to fill the month of October with book blogging goodness!


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!