Why I won't be doing Blogmas

🎤 Sing it with me: "It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime, of the year! 
With the bloggers a-typing, and cameras a-clicking, when we post every daaaaay! 
Oh it's the most wonderful tiiiiiiime, of the year!"

Well, for those of you doing Blogmas, perhaps! If you've been living under a rock and you're not aware, Blogmas is basically the blogger's version of an advent calendar - many people choose to post daily throughout the month of December in the run up to Christmas. These can be Christmassy themed posts, or anything that the blogger in question fancies.

However, not everyone is getting involved in Blogmas, and I am one of them. Why? Because I HATE CHRISTMAS! BAH HUMBUG! (That's a joke, by the way.) At the risk of sounding like a right old Scrooge, today I'm sharing with you my reasons for choosing not to participate in Blogmas. Keep scrolling to find out.

Post Quality Suffers

I noticed this when I was reading a lot of people's Blogtober posts. Bloggers who were usually so unique, interesting and thought-provoking slipped into being a bit dull and repetitive, repeating the similar ideas and reviewing samey beauty products over and over just to ensure that they had a new post coming out every day. Yawn. Don't get me wrong, some bloggers managed to maintain their quality throughout the entire month of October (Becky I'm looking at you!), which is something to congratulate them on, but for me, churning out poor quality posts just for the sake of it isn't something I'm willing to risk.

Guilty Feelings

I saw soooo many bloggers on Twitter in October apologising for not having a post up every day, or expressing how tough they were finding daily blogging. This made me feel really sad because I don't think that blogging should be a chore! Blogging should be a fun, therapeutic experience - not something that you have to force yourself to do out of guilt.

Christmas is more than just blogging

You know the best bits about Christmas? Having family time, going out Christmas shopping with your friends, decorating the house, going to watch your town's Christmas light switch on, drinking hot chocolate by the fire, chowing down on aaallll that hella good Christmas food (before Christmas Day itself, incurring your Mum's wrath  - ok maybe that's just me). Well, none of that involves high-pressure blogging. I just don't wanna kill my Christmas spirit and miss out on any of those special moments by feeling like I ought to be writing a blog post.

Aaaaand finally:

Are you participating in Blogmas this year? Why / why not? Please share in the comments! If you disagree with me, let's start a discussion!

Until next time,

A x

*Image credit for this post: Stocksnap