Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Blog every day in May...?

I signed up for Rosalilium's 'Blog Every Day In May' challenge with some trepidation.  I do feel that I need to regain my blogging mojo - my drafts folder is full of half-written posts that I can't seem to knock into shape - but I'm not convinced that blogging every day is the answer. 

Towards the end of 2012 I suddenly got a lot busier (two words - The Boy) and, as a result, started blogging a lot less.  But weirdly, I think the quality of my posts really improved once I began writing once or twice a week rather than feeling the pressure to post more often, and I have gained more new readers and followers in the past four months than I had in the previous two years of blogging.

I'm also not at all sure that I will be able to meet the challenge.  I'm away a lot in May (that 'B' word again!), plus it's a crazy month at work - with Year 6 SATs exams, lots of extra-curricular stuff to plan, and getting my Year 9 classes through their transition to GCSE - and fitting writing around that is going to be tough.

So, if I'm not convinced I'll manage it, why am I giving it a go?  Well, it sounds like a fun thing to take part in, and many of the topics that Elizabeth has come up with for the challenge have got me thinking.  I've already decided that if it gets to the point where I'm not enjoying it anymore, I'll give up.  But in the meantime, prepare for your Facebook, Twitter, and Bloglovin feeds to be jammed with posts from me!


  1. Good luck! I was tempted to try the challenge too, but I think I am a tad too lazy!

  2. I think i would struggle with this too, however the topics chosen for each day do look good!

    1. I think I am going to struggle with some of them - I forsee a few missed days if I'm honest - but some are great.

  3. I'd also like to wish you good luck! Completely understand where your coming from about needing to regain the blogging mojo and the half written drafted blogs. (I have a few of them as well...) I think it's always a good idea to accept challenges and best not to focus too much on the end result. Personally I'm just hoping to get rid of my recent blogging malaise.

  4. Good luck girl . It doesn't matter if you dont have a lot time to put on your blog . Just do it all along :)
    I am also in BEDM . It's great to know you :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place