Last Updated on October 21, 2021 by scottkandh
What is Blogtober?
Blogtober is an annual event for bloggers. It’s one of the best ways for how to grow your Blog
It’s a blogging event held in the month of every October where participating bloggers blog every day the entire month! Yes, every day!
The Blogtober Challenge from last year (2020) 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.
Read that again, by participating in a Blogtober 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 Blogtober 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 Blogtober (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 Blogtober 2021 challenge.
When you’re done with the Blogtober Challenge 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 Blogtober 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.
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 Blogtober Challenge pins once they are ready (no subscription required). My gift to you for participating in the Blogtober Challenge to grow your blog’s traffic.
2020 Sample Completed Badge
Attention fellow Blogtober Challenge 2021 Bloggers. Here’s a chance to show off your Blogtober 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 Blogtober 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 Blogtober?
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 Blogtober.
Guest Post Opportunities
If you have anything you want to see posted on for Blogtober let me know and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a single post!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Blogtober
- 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!
Blogtober Posts 2021 Schedule
October 1st – What is Blogtober? (this post!) Blogtober Challenge 2021
Oct 2 – Day 2 – Bedroom ideas
Oct 3 – Day 3 – Favorite decks
Oct 4 – Day 4 – Beaches
Oct 5 – Day 5 – Whales
Oct 6 – Day 6 – Favorite places I’d like to visit
Oct 7 – Day 7 – Goal Planning pins
Oct 8 – Day 8 – October Wallpaper
Oct 9 – Day 9 – Halloween (Fall) porches
Oct 10 – Day 10 – Candle Centerpieces
Oct 11 – Day 11 – Harry Potter Decorations
Oct 12 – Day 12 – Self Reflections from PinArtwork on Blogging
Oct 13 – Day 13 – Thanksgiving Day Decorations
Oct 14 – Day 14 – Keyword Research pins
Oct 15 – Day 15 – Backyard Decorating
Oct 16 – Day 16 – Organizing your Garage Ideas
Oct 17 – Day 17 – Penguins
Oct 18 – Day 18 – Polar Bears
Oct 19 – Day 19 – Planners
Oct 20 – Day 20 – Health and Fitness
Oct 21 – Day 21 – Goals for 2022 (New Year’s goals)
Oct 22 – Day 22 – Favorite Affiliate Link pins
Oct 23 – Day 23 – Top 20 How to Grow your Blog’s Traffic pins
Oct 24 – Day 24 – Top 50 Motivational and Inspirational pins
Oct 25 – Day 25 – Cruella (from the Disney movie with Emma Stone)
Oct 26 – Day 26 – Top 20 Pinterest Marketing Tips pins
Oct 27 – Day 27 – Top 20 E-mail Marketing Tips pins
Oct 28 – Day 28 – Top 50 Freebie Offers
Oct 29 – Day 29 – Top 20 Blogging Tips for Beginners pins
Oct 30 – Day 30 – Top 20 Blog Content Planning Tips pins
Oct 31 – Day 31 – Top 20 Pinterest Impression pins
(this is a tentative list, the actual titles may slightly vary)
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 naturally called Blogtober, 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 on what to write about for Blogtober take a look at this post: 50 Ideas for Blogtober!
Bear in mind that your Blogtober posts don’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 Blogtober 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 Blogtober 2021 Challenge. Please drop me a comment if you’d like your blog to be added to the list.
Participating Bloggers for Blogtober 2021 Challenge
- Mind. Beauty. Simplicity
- The Self-Love Stories
- Life with Rachael
- Unlocking Joy
- In the Attic
- WinWick Mum
- Anna’s Little Thing – Beauty and Lifestyle
- 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 of which are from my Blogtober 2020 Challenge. At the end of October I’ll be updating all of Blogtober 2021 posts and providing links on all of the 31 posts that were published throughout Blogtober.
Blogtober 2020 Challenge Posts
October 1st – What is Blogtober? Blogtober Challenge 2020
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 a Blogtober Challenge, you may want to check out the post called: How to Write Every Day: 6 Tips to Help You Hone Your Craft
Blogtober 2021 Grow your Blog’s traffic with a Blogtober Challenge
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- 20 Recommended Free Stock image websites for your blog
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- How to look at the Effectiveness of your SEO
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- 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 Blogtober Challenge 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. Looking forward to seeing how big of a list we can get for fellow Blogtober bloggers.