If I were to do blogmas again – Blogmas Day 22


If I were to do blogmas again, I’d probably do it all differently, in saying that I’m proud of the content I’ve created and I’m so glad I have stuck to the religious daily posting every day in December. I didn’t think I was capable. 

There are things I wish I had done beforehand before committing myself to posting every day on my blog. I wish I’d planned ahead. I didn’t actually know I was going to join in on  blogmas until very last minute so I guess the planning was out of the question by then. I do wish I knew – at least – what I was going to be posting on certain days. Some days I felt like I’d hit a brick wall and I didn’t know what to post at all.

Also, my content wasn’t particularly ‘Christmas related’ which is what blogmas is stereotypically all about. I guess I’m not a big fan of X-mas anymore and I found it hard to write posts celebrating the festive season because of this. I don’t know. So instead I kept it relevant to what was going through my head at the time of sitting down to actually write the post. I shared some poetry with you guys, quite a lot actually, and it was a good challenge for me. I opened up to you all a wee bit about why I don’t like Christmas (you can read that here if you want). I tried my best to rack my brains to come up with content even when my head was blank. The daily posting wasn’t easy. Especially at this time of year when I tend to fall in to a slump but I did it. Well, up until now anyway, let’s not jinx things.

Majority of bloggers that participate in blogmas always plan ahead, schedule content, promote the shit out of their blogmas posts and all of that jazz. Me? I just made sure I wrote something and got it out there. I just hoped people would read what I was writing. I just wanted to make sure I was posting daily and sticking to the rules of blogmas. And I did it. Woohoo. 

I salute each and every one of you who stuck out blogmas because it certainly ain’t a walk in the park. I take my hat off to those of you who daily blog on a regular basis! How do you do it? It’s been fun, eye-opening and challenging but it’s been good. I think good is as far as I’d go with it though. Will I do it again next year? I’m not so sure. Time will tell.


until tomorrow,

Charlene McElhinney






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Email: charlenemcelhinney@icloud.com




  1. December 22, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I’ve been loving your content this December because it has been different. You’re poetry is incredible and I love that you’ve included it in your daily blogging. I planned a lot this year but made sure that I was atleast 5 posts a head, so I had five days to create the next five days of content, which wasn’t bad, I’d do it differently if I want to attempt daily blogging again. I kind of want to do it in April (my birthday month) and include a lot of Easter bakes and astrologically content. Sorry for the long comment, you’ve done so well this far Charlene! xoxo

  2. December 28, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    I loved all of your posts in Decemeber – especially your poetry☺️ I also did Blogmas, it was fun and hard💞 Xx Raffi

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