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Blogtober Blogging Challenge, Day 1

When I woke up this morning, I reached for my phone (and my glasses – not sure when exactly THAT became a prerequisite for reading my phone screen but it’s now automatic – arghhh) and checked my Twitter feed. At 6.30am I had no idea that such a thing as Blogtober even existed but by 6.45, I was doing it.

The Blogtober Challenge is all about blogging every day, for a month.  You may know that I recently committed to update the blog more often but I’m still struggling to do so, mostly due to time constraints. So how on earth I think I’m going to do this, I’m not really sure, but hey that’s what a challenge is all about eh?!

As far as I can tell, many, if not most, bloggers out there are following a set list of prompts for each day of October,  but I didn’t want to be quite so constrained, so I’ve created my own list of potential blog post topics. So as well as the usual soapy stuff I’ll also be writing about more personal topics and day-to-day life. They may not be long posts (in fact, they’re very unlikely to be!)  but If nothing else, you’ll get to know a little more about the person behind The Soap Mine!

If there’s anything particular from this list of topics that you’d absolutely like me to write about, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll be happy to oblige.

  • Goals for October
  • Soapy (and related) stuff
  • My (non-soapy) daytime job
  • How/why I started making soap
  • Where I live
  • World Smile Day – things that make me smile
  • Weekly wrap-ups
  • If I could go anywhere in the world…
  • A day in my life
  • Instagram tips
  • Favourite IGers
  • Recently read, currently reading, want to read…
  • Favourite recipes
  • Book reviews
  • Pet peeves
  • My garden
  • Other crafts
  • My pinterest obsession

Anyone else committed to doing this or done it before?  Please do share any tips, ideas or advice you may have (and leave a link so that I can follow you too)



8 thoughts on “Blogtober Blogging Challenge, Day 1

  1. I have never blogged everyday, But I think I might try it. I am on blogger though

    1. Go for it! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Sas-Oki Soaps and commented:
    Well, here’s a little challenge – just to add to the things I can do while procrastinating about Uni assignments – perhaps I will be a late starter and have a crack at this. I suspect the daily posts will be very short!

  3. Anddddddddddddddd i realiezed i have really nothing to blog about EVERYDAY. So i will just read your life lol

    1. It’s funny, I’m only on day 2 but I’m finding I’m thinking of more and more things to write about. I think the simple act of writing does get the inspiration flowing. Thank you for reading 😀

  4. Hey Sarah!
    Thank you. To be honest, I’m not sure how I’m going to fit it all in, but I can only try 😀
    Vicki x

  5. I am loving reading so many Blogtober posts, it’s a challenge but it’s good fun. I really need to actually write some more of mine from my prompts!!

    1. It is good fun isn’t it? I’m finding I’m really enjoying the writing, the challenge is finding the time! I’ll pop over to yours again later though x

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