This is a post I probably should have done last Friday. But there are a couple of reasons I didn’t do it then:
I wanted my post count to end up at a neat 10
I wanted to see if anyone else would do a compilation of all the advice given during this Blaugust. If they did then I wouldn’t do it too as it would feel unnecessary.
Yeah, I am pretty silly in case anyone hasn’t noticed that yet. :p
Anyway, I decided to make a compilation of blogging advice written during this month by the mentors. It just seemed like a good idea to have it listed in one place, even if it will end up just being for my own use.
Before we get to my ramblings about my participation on this Blaugust, let’s get this list out of the way, shall we?
I tried to categorize them in a way that made sense for me. Hopefully I didn’t miss anyone but if I did, please let me know, with the link to the relevant post.
The same goes if you feel your post isn’t in the appropriate category.
I decided to join in for two reasons: first it was a good excuse to get into regularly blogging again. The second was to add more new blogs to my RSS reader. Although I wouldn’t say I really achieved the first the second goal was a definitive success. 🙂
My initial aim was to write 5 posts during August which I was able to do without too much issue. I did get a bit more ambitious though and aimed for 15 posts just for the silver badge but unfortunately my mood was pretty bad during the last two weeks and I didn’t feel much like writing (or doing anything) during that period. Still, I wrote more than I expected I would.
I also re-learned the importance of starting to write early, of having some drafts saved up. Writing those big walls of text in one go is hard and the end result isn’t good for anyone. That is one of the things I intend to change going forward.
I also intend to write at least one blog post per week. Eventually I’d like to settle into a schedule but for now I think just having one post per week is a more realistic goal.
All in all I am very happy with the event and my participation on it. A big thank you for Belghast for organizing the event. Also thank you for the mentors who wrote all the above advice and for everyone who joined the Blaugust Discord server for the chat and general support. You people rock! 🙂
For anyone curious, here is the tally of the participants that Belghast did.