Happy 1st of October, everyone! The weather is cold, the rain won’t stop falling (STOP FALLING!) and we have entered Halloween month! I’ll be honest…I don’t like horror films. The only two I’ve ever really liked are Interview With A Vampire and Scary Movie! I can’t handle all of that deep spooky stuff that the big horror franchises dish out but I do like Halloween. I personally make it another Harry Potter month to celebrate in my own way.
To welcome October into my life, I’m going to attempt to do Blogtober! If you haven’t heard of this before, the clue is in the name.
You’re basically blogging every day for the entire month.
How unbelievable is it that when I first started blogging I actually blogged every day for a few months. Have no clue how I did it but I did. I may have to take a few days off here and there if my mental health is suffering but I’m going to give it a go.
For the first day, I’m going to look at some goals I want to try and achieve throughout this month. I’m going to try and be realistic with myself because unrealistic ones just wouldn’t happen!
blogtober day 1: what goals am i setting?
Reach 45 subscribers to my blog: This is something I’m slowly trying to get people to do if they can. I’m not sure how it works honestly so I may have to read some other blog posts for ideas, but let’s see what happens! 31 days is a longish time so it could work out if I try my best!
Reach 900 followers on Instagram: I know that focusing on followers isn’t good for your mental health but I still want to see if I can reach and stay at 900.
I reached it some time last year and it just didn’t stick. I also blocked a whole bunch of spam accounts that just wanted to follow so I’d follow them back. Will never be my thing. 900 isn’t an impossible goal since I’m currently at 863…I got this!! If you’re not following me there, help a little fangirl out? Haha!
Be invited to a brand event: This is something I’ve yet to achieve with this blog. I wrote a post a little while back of brands that I would love to work one day and, though I know I won’t be invited anywhere by those because they’re big, it would still be fun to take on my anxiety and go to some sort of fun event.
It would be amazing to be invited to a fun Halloween event or something to do with Harry Potter, other fandoms or books! Fingers crossed!
Post a few posts in my draft folder: Every blogger has a bunch of posts in their draft place that they have thought about posting but are too nervous to. That is me all over! I always worry that no-one would engage with something that I find interesting since that has happened in the past. I’m going to embrace my inner Gryffindor and post them. Gryffindor friends, can you lend this Hufflepuff some courage for a bit? Maybe this Blogtober will help me break this habit!
Go to the gym consistently once a week: Last month I took on my fear of going to the gym and actually went 3 times a week at the start. Unfortunately that kind of died so went from 3 times to 2 times to once to not at all. I think my problem was that I pushed myself too much and it put me off going there. If I go once a week, it’s better than not at all.
Do something social: It sounds super sad but I haven’t joined anything social for a long time. I used to go to a theatre group years ago and even took up sign language but those also fell apart.
Don’t get me wrong…I loved learning sign language yet my mental health tends to go lower during the cold months and it pushed me a way. I’m going to see if I can find any classes that are easy to get to or something else I can do during the day. I’m not quite ready to tackle night-time!
Meet up with another blogger: Okay, this one will get done as I’m planning on meeting up with Ali at the end of the month. The reason why it’s a goal is that we’ve planned twice to catch up somewhere and something has happened to make it fall through.
We were supposed to go to WB Studio Tour in January as my birthday treat but money got in the way and then we were supposed to have a Take 2 a few months later and I ended up having my gallbladder out! ALI, WE SHALL DO THIS!!
Respond to messages sooner: I’m terrible for this! I literally could go a couple of days without replying to a DM on Twitter or a chat on Facebook Messenger! Even I annoy myself with and I don’t do it on purpose. Maybe I just tend to forget to check my messages to see whether I got a reply. If I’ve done that to you…I promise to make a better effort!
Phew…I reckon these are enough goals to start my Blogtober right! If you’re doing it, leave a link to your blog in the comments and I’ll try to look at your posts! We can do this!!
What are your October/Blogtober goals?