Why I'm Not Doing Blogtober

Happy October!

If you follow me on Twitter (which you all should, October is marking a bit of a change of pace for me), then you'll know that all September I was tweeting about how I'd be doing Blogtober this year and undertaking another crazy challenge to fit my personal brand of doing things for "shits and gigs”. Well… after a lot of thought, stress, and that sweet, sweet nihilistic feeling you get as a graduate, I decided that this ain't me! I'm not really the kind of blogger who can just bosh out 31 posts in a few weekends, and I'm not the kind of blogger who even really identifies as a blogger. I'm just a kid with some dreams and a self-created platform to document my thoughts and feelings and dessert recipes.

I decided that instead of forcing myself down another creative challenge that isn't suited to me, I'm challenging myself to do a different kind of Blogtober. The kind of Blogtober that will make me feel that sense of achievement that I get when I finish a shrine on Zelda, or successfully extinguish my Sim when they get caught on fire. I'm going to stick to what I already do and be happy that I even bother to write, photograph, edit, and engage with the blogging community as it is.

Doesn't sound like much of a challenge to most but to me it's hopefully going to remind me of the values of my blog and remind me why I started it in the first place. If you're another blogger or person out there who might be feeling a little lost in life, then stick around for my version of Blogtober and hopefully you'll find something that gives you a little more direction, even if that's just for a moment.

On the much brighter side, I have met and built up such a lovely community of bloggers who are doing Blogtober, so be sure to spread the love to these guys this month:


Until next time friends,