How To Make The Most of Blogmas – Christmas Made Easy

December 5, 2020

Hey guys! 5 years and 11 months of blogging, and every year I am always excited for the Christmas season! Blogmas is a huge part of the community, but one that is not always fully explained and assumed knowledge instead. This post aims to break down Blogging at Christmas, and how to survive the busy time while reaping the benefits.

What is Blogmas?

I have always seen it as the advent calendar of blogging. Every day within December a new post comes out – very similar to YouTube and Vlogmas. You may think it is a lot of work (and in some cases, it can be) but Blogmas is a great way to get to know other bloggers doing the same as well as the massive bonus of increasing your engagement.

How To Make The Most of Blogmas

Planning

Planning can be so difficult. You know in your head what you want to produce, but getting there can seem an absolute nightmare. I always find scrunched up pieces of paper everywhere with random ideas on throughout the year.

For this reason, I 100% recommend a notebook. One without any frills, just a small one to carry around with you. This is used solely for the purpose of writing down spontaneous post ideas – rather than using napkins in your handbag (I have done that once).

Leading on, consider purchasing a larger notebook for planning blog posts more explicitly, adding more ideas as you get them.

Blogmas is all about doing things in advance, if you are aiming to write all the posts then publish them immediately, it will be exhausting. As you must all know, publishing blog posts take time – and therefore pacing them throughout the year as you have time is a better plan.

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If you are deciding to do Blogmas, it is worth noting that December is the only month for Christmas. It sounds silly and obvious, I know – but note; the other 11 months in the year usually have a pretty consistent theme, but come December, out come the Christmas posts. For this reason, if you are considering Blogmas, it is a lot easier to think of content than you would think.

Community Spirit

As I mentioned earlier, Blogmas is a great way to get to know the community. Many other bloggers are doing Blogmas at the same time, so you may find some extra traffic come your way from comment threads, forums and Pinterest boards. Engage with others who are posting daily and you may reap the benefits.

Consider collaborating with other bloggers. Blogmas is not just a time of sharing eachothers’ posts, but collaborating with them. This definitely helps with increasing your blogging footprint.

What To Post

Jump on trends. It sounds simple and basic, but a trend is usually caused by a lot of traction and a large reach. Aim to write top quality content in a saturated field, and market yourself in a way that aims to hit the top % of search results. Jumping on the bandwagon can really help to gain rapid exposure. Also, use the posts of peers as inspiration (not ideas to plagiarise) to make the creation of posts less stressful.

In addition to this, try and think of niches. I know this can be difficult, but the way I think of it – we have a whole year to think about it. Do you have some insider knowledge that hasn’t been touched yet? Utilise your skills to create a great post. However, do not post content that is not up to scratch / posted because you need to fill a day – it is better to not post anything.

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Always have a catchy headline. I am not saying clickbait, but it should surely be of that ilk. Blogmas is incredibly popular on Pinterest, so use the platform to create and share pins that will get readers hooked (and hopefully go viral).

Have fun. Blogmas is all about enjoying the festive season first and foremost. Bloggers use this as a platform to share the festive cheer as much as possible through their skillset, so please please, enjoy it as much as you can!

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Have you ever done Blogmas before? How did you find it?

  • Reply
    Wildrose Healer - Karen
    December 7, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    This is my first year as a blogger so I’m slowly learning about blogmas, and understanding it. I’m still deciding if I will be joining next year but these are great tips that I will take with me!

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      Sophia Patel
      December 7, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      Ah welcome! I am so glad I could help – if you ever have any questions always feel free to drop me a message!

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    Ali Trigg
    December 7, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Great post! Iโ€™m not doing Blogmas but Iโ€™m posting a load of Christmas stuff anyway, and of course I love keeping up with other peopleโ€™s blogmas!

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      December 7, 2020 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much, such a great time for releasing content and supporting others eh? Thanks for reading!

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    Jaya Avendel
    December 7, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    With thirty one days to the month, that is thirty one posts! I have often played around with the idea of doing a series of linked/related posts as I am often inspired by the calendars I see fellow writers developing. Seasonal and present posts are always the ones I read. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    mind.beauty.simplicity
    December 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Loving Blogmas! It’s been so fun, i see why bloggers do it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the informative and helpful post ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Sophia Patel
      December 7, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      Oh it makes complete sense doesn’t it! Thank you so so much!

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    Sejal
    December 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    One of the biggest benefits of Blogmas is community support and finding other amazing blogs. Twitter threads are at a high right now(I found this post in one of them). And another great way to find Blogmas/Seasonal posts is Pinterest. I usually just search for blogmas/fall/December posts and find a lot! Unfortunately, I didn’t plan this Blogmas, and I’m trying to get a post out every weekday. I’ve tried using a Bullet Journal, but now I use ClickUp to organize my content.

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      Sophia Patel
      December 7, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      For sure, everyone is in a sharing spirit and it is a great time to get to know others! I haven’t really used Pinterest for post searching, but that sounds like such a great idea! I hope Blogmas (or your interpretation) goes well for you!

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    Laila
    December 7, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    I love reading Blogmas posts! The community around it is great. I need to make more effort to stick to it myself.

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      Sophia Patel
      December 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Same here, I completely agree! It can be difficult to establish a realistic routine, but I believe in you – good luck with it!

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    Linz
    December 8, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Iโ€™m not doing Blogmas this year but it will be good to look back on this post when I take part next year. Thanks for sharing!

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    Lisa Marie Alioto
    December 8, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Posting over the holidays hasn’t been too bad for me I am more worried about January at this point. ๐Ÿ™

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      Sophia Patel
      December 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Too right! January is such a long month and it can be so difficult to think of content, especially as Christmas can be exhausting! Good luck!

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    Ali Trigg
    December 11, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I havenโ€™t done Blogmas this year, although have been actively posting. But I love reading others posts and Iโ€™m excited to try it out next year!

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      Sophia Patel
      December 12, 2020 at 1:20 am

      Definitely gets you in the mood eh? Good luck with it in advance hun!x

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    Shyla Elza
    December 13, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    This is a great post with awesome advice about Blogmas. Unfortunately I can never keep up with Blogmas, but I do get as many posts out as possible during this time of year. This advice will definitely help others!

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      Sophia Patel
      December 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much! I completely understand; I struggle with it too, so I just try and post more. Thanks for reading!

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