Last Updated on April 13, 2022 by Scott Charleboix
What is Blogtober?
Blogtober is an annual event for bloggers. It’s a blogging initiative and one of the best ways for how to grow your Blog
To date I’ve done Blogtober Challenges for Blogtober 2020 and Blogtober 2021. It has brought me so much traffic that it has become my number #1 Pinterest Board with over 2 million Pinterest Impressions within the last 90 days. And to this day I still get traffic from those old posts.
It’s a blogging event held in the month of every October where participating bloggers blog every day the entire month! Yes, every day!
Read that again, by participating in the challenge you’re going to increase the likelihood of bringing even more traffic to your blog. So what are you waiting for (if you’re a blogger)? Don’t you want to learn how to grow your blog?
Get out a piece of paper and start jotting down some ideas or if you prefer, copy my list of Posts below, copy and paste it into your WordPress, change the titles, and update the links. Last year it took me forever to come up with a laundry list of items, this year I was able to knock out my list in less than an hour.
As I mentioned last year, I’m going to add an index of fellow bloggers who are doing this Challenge (right from the get-go). There weren’t a lot of bloggers participating in a challenge called BlogNovPost. But I’m venturing to guess a lot more bloggers participate in this annual blogging event.
Bloggers taking the Blogging 2021 challenge.
When you’re done with the Challenge for 2021, on or about November 1st, I’ll be making a Certified completed badge for you to post on your blog. You can post the badge on your website to show that you’ve completed the Challenge and I truly hope that it helps in the endeavors you use for how to grow your blog. Gotta use the honor system on this one (as it pertains to finishing the challenge). See the samples from last year that you can add your URL.
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Update: The Challenge 2021 Completed Badges are now ready for you to share. There’s also a link on that post for you to copy the Badge templates and modify the one to your liking and display it on your blog.
I won’t be making the other 20 pins until after the challenge is complete. Last year I didn’t know how to share Canva pins, so I’ll ensure that this year you’ll be able to share all of the Challenge pins once they are ready (no subscription required). My gift to you for participating in the Challenge to grow your blog’s traffic.
2020 Sample Completed Badge
Attention fellow Challenge 2021 Bloggers. Here’s a chance to show off your Challenge 2021 Completed Badge (new ones not available until after 1 Nov 2021). There are 20 Templates for you to use on your blog and show off that you’ve completed the Challenge for 2021.
The remaining badges are at the bottom of this post.
Blog every day for the entire month! Yes, every day.
Why should you participate in this annual challenge?
Get creative. Get out of your niche for an entire month and have fun writing about all of the other topics you haven’t been able to fit into your blog.
A chance to add some great content to your blog for prosperity. This will be my second time doing the blogging challenge.
Guest Post Opportunities
Perhaps you’d like to have a guest post. Don’t worry about the pictures, I’ll handle that end.
1. Send me your guest post (email@example.com).
2. I’ll liven it up with some pictures and a backlink to your site.
Visit my Guest Post Policy Page for instructions
I am looking forward to posting new content for you each and every day!
Here are some tips to succeed at the Challenge
- Write out your blog ideas, do your research, and knock out “writing” your posts in one day.
- You can publish your post and add pictures on the days that you need to write your one post.
- Do as much as you can in one sitting, write several posts at once if possible, and schedule them out so you have at least one post per day.
- A good research topic to use is Pinterest, but it’s not the only one.
- Venture out of your comfort zone, explore new galaxies, boldly go where no man has gone before!
- Have fun!
Blogging Challenge Posts for 2021
October 1st – What is Blogtober? (this post)
Oct 2 – Day 2 – Bedroom ideas
Oct 3 – Day 3 – 10 Favorite decks for your house
Oct 4 – Day 4 – Beaches
Oct 5 – Day 5 – Whales
Oct 6 – Day 6 – Favorite places to visit
Oct 7 – Day 7 – 10 Goal planning pins
Oct 8 – Day 8 – 10 October wallpaper pins
Oct 9 – Day 9 – Halloween – Fall porches and fall decor
Oct 10 – Day 10 – 20 Candle centerpieces
Oct 11 – Day 11 – Harry Potter Decorations
Oct 12 – Day 12 – 7 Self Reflections from PinArtwork on Blogging
Oct 13 – Day 13 – 12+ Thanksgiving Day Decorations
Oct 14 – Day 14 – 10 part Blogging Series to Improving your SEO with Keyword Research
Oct 15 – Day 15 – Backyard Decorating Ideas
Oct 16 – Day 16 – 10 Ideas for organizing your Garage
Oct 17 – Day 17 – 10 Penguins
Oct 18 – Day 18 – 10 Polar Bears
Oct 19 – Day 19 – 12 Blogging Planners / Organizers
Oct 20 – Day 20 – 20 Health and Fitness pins
Oct 21 – Day 21 – New Year’s Goals for 2022
Oct 22 – Day 22 – 12 Favorite Affiliate Marketing Link pins
Oct 23 – Day 23 – Top 25 How to get traffic to your website pins
Oct 24 – Day 24 – Top 20 Motivational and Inspirational pins
Oct 25 – Day 25 – Cruella Deville movie
Oct 26 – Day 26 – Top 20 Best Pinterest Marketing tips
Oct 27 – Day 27 – Top 20 Best E-mail Marketing Tips
Oct 28 – Day 28 – Top 20 Freebie Offers
Oct 29 – Day 29 – Top 20 Powerful Blogging tips for Beginners pins
Oct 30 – Day 30 – Top 10 Blog Content Planning tips pins
Oct 31 – Day 31 – Awe-inspiring Top 10 Pinterest Impression pins
More Fall Ideas
- Looking for more farmhouse fall decor inspiration? Then, check out these 60+ fall farmhouse decor ideas.
- If that’s not enough inspiration, check out this BEST collection of 130+ autumn decor ideas.
- And, for some fall food inspiration check out this ultimate collection of over 100 weeknight dinners that are perfect for busy families.
Coming up with topics
I know that the idea of doing a whole-month blogging event is scary and daunting. The hard part won’t be the writing, it’ll be coming up with the 31 blogging post ideas.
To come up with blog post ideas, look at my Pinterest page listed below or visit the Pinterest board called Blogmas for more ideas. Blogmas is another blogging challenge leading up with one blog every day starting on the 1st of December leading up until Christmas.
For 50 more ideas look at this post: 50 Ideas for your next blogging challenge!
Bear in mind that for your Challenge it doesn’t have to be autumn themed.
However, do remember that this would be a great way for you to add seasonal content to your blog, so consider writing an occasional fall post to drive a lot of traffic your way when everyone is going to be looking this time of year for that type of material. The bottom line is you can blog about whatever you feel like, it’s your blog.
Bloggers! If you’re planning to do this Challenge please drop me a message and be sure to mention your Blog’s name and URL so that we can share the wealth and let people know what other bloggers are going to be participating in this annual blogging event.
Here’s a list of the bloggers that I know of that have already expressed that they are participating in the 2021 Challenge. Please drop me a comment if you’d like your blog to be added to the list.
Participating Bloggers for the Blogging 2021 Challenge
- Mind. Beauty. Simplicity
- The Self-Love Stories
- Life with Rachael
- Unlocking Joy
- In the Attic
- WinWick Mum
- Beauty and the Bookshelves
- At Home a Lot
- The Porch Swing Store
- Life with Jupiter & Dann
- The Second Story
- Crispy Confessions
Here’s some more posts for you to view on my website.
Challenge Posts from 2020
October 1st – What is Blogtober?
Oct 2 – Day 2 – Halloween Movies Bucket List
Oct 3 – Day 3 – Top 20 Lighthouse Photos
Oct 4 – Day 4 – Fall Colors in the State of Wisconsin
Oct 5 – Day 5 – Top 10 Favorite Cartoon shows as a kid
Oct 6 – Day 6 – Top 10 Norman Rockwell Paintings
Oct 7 – Day 7 – Top 10 Jack Vettrianno Paintings
Oct 8 – Day 8 – Top 10 Favorite Time Travel Movies
Oct 9 – Day 9 – Top 10 Big Bang Theory Favorite Episodes
Oct 10 – Day 10 – Favorite Big Bang Theory Character
Oct 11 – Day 11 – Top 5 Reality TV Shows
Oct 12 – Day 12 – Top 10 Favorite Television Shows as a kid
Oct 13 – Day 13 – 15 Pinterest Boards = 1,178 Group Boards
Oct 14 – Day 14 – Top 10 DC Super Heroes
Oct 15 – Day 15 – Top 10 Marvel Super Heroes
Oct 16 – Day 16 – Top 20 Great Images from around Pinterest
Oct 17 – Day 17 – Meow! Cats Only
Oct 18 – Day 18 – Favorite Funniest Moment that makes me laugh
Oct 19 – Day 19 – Mary Ann or Ginger?
Oct 20 – Day 20 – Favorite Place I ever visited Cairo Egypt
Oct 21 – Day 21 – Top 50 Greatest Movies
Oct 22 – Day 22 – Thomas Kinkade Paintings – The Painter of Light
Oct 23 – Day 23 – Top 10 Favorite Faith pins
Oct 24 – Day 24 – Top 10 Favorite Chess pins
Oct 25 – Day 25 – Top 20 Favorite “Viral” pins from Pinterest
Oct 26 – Day 26 – Top 20 “Creative” photos from Pinterest
Oct 28 – Day 28 – Top 50 Best and Funniest Coffee cup pins
Oct 29 – Day 29 – Top 20 Ways to manage your money
Oct 30 – Day 30 – Top 40 Fall Decor pins for the upcoming Holidays
Oct 31 – Day 31 – Happy Halloween
For more writing tips if you’re going to be doing the Challenge, you may want to check out the post called: How to Write Every Day: 6 Tips to Help You Hone Your Craft
Grow your Blog’s traffic with a Blogging Challenge
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and resources and other blog posts.
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- 20 Recommended Free Stock image websites for your blog
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- 11 Online Course platforms to build your own online course
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- How to look at the Effectiveness of your SEO
- How to set up your WordPress Blog from scratch
- A Pinterest Online Course for new bloggers to show you how to set up a blog, grow it, and use Pinterest the right way.
- SEO Checklist items for WordPress Blogs – my number #1 Blog Post. NOTE: But this blog post is quickly catching up to it and might surpass it.
- Top 10 Questions everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer
- New bloggers: Be sure to check out: “How to generate marketing for your blog.” Because having a marketing plan for Pinterest and your Blog allows you to concentrate on the four main elements of a marketing plan:
- Why you need to use Canva for creating Pinterest pins.
- Blogmas Day 1: Favorite Christmas Movies
- Blogmas Day 8 – Favorite Christmas song
If you’re a blogger and you’re going to be participating in the Challenge for 2021 please be sure to drop me a comment so that I can provide you with a backlink to your blog. Be sure to provide the name and URL of your blog. Thank You.