#AMonthofFaves: This Is How I Blog

December 7, 2017

Today’s Month of Faves topic is blogging!

Essential Computer Programs, Browser Plugins, Websites and / or your blogging routine, blogs on blogging that you follow, blog tips you learned and used this year

Month of Faves

 

In general, I try to post at least once a week, using It’s Monday What Are You Reading as a guide. My IMWAYR posts got way better once I read this post during Bloggiesta and started incorporating more actual life stuff in them. I find that using IMWAYR as a signpost works because (a) I want to talk about what I’m reading and (b) this is a low pressure way to do it. This started as a book blog, but I am terrible at writing long-form book reviews, so mini-reviews + life stuff + probably also some TV stuff works best for me.

Aside from that, this year was all about blogging challenges/events. I did Slice of Life, Blogging from A to Z, NaBloPoMo, and now, of course, A Month of Faves. I also participate in Something on Sunday when I can because it helps keep me on track with gratitude.

I do well with structure, basically.

I also started bringing back the “[x number of] Random Things,” which I stole from Abby20 on LiveJournal many moons ago (she did 13; I do however many suits me). That works when I want to post about things, but have no idea where to start or what I want to cover. (I have also started numbering my IMWAYR posts as well because I LOVE LISTS. The end.)

Anyway, this year I may have overextended myself on blogging challenges (esp. the monthly ones) so may need to take a step back. But! Daily blogging is a good exercise in discipline and also writing, so, you know. Maybe not.

 

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3 Comments

  1. The Widow Badass

    Thanks for posting this, Akilah! I am going to check out Slice Of Life and Something on Sunday – I like looking for a new challenge to join/reason to post!!!

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  2. Bina

    Lists are excllent! 🙂 I’ve been a bad blogger these last few months, but here’s to 2018 goals. Weekly blog events/memes are great for regular blogging. Happy December!

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  3. Bryan G. Robinson

    I basically post once a week too, for The Sunday Salon, a group on Facebook. I do post more often for special events, such as this Month of Faves.

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