Blogtober 2021 is here!

I’m not entirely sure how October has arrived already but it has and the weather has definitely changed to match the new season. As I’ve been working on blogs (both my own and my clients) a lot in recent months I decided that I’d have a go at Blogtober this year! 😬 The idea is that you post something new every single day in October so I’m going to give it a go! I’m not promising that I’ll successfully post every day, to be honest, I’m not sure that I can come up with 31 content ideas so quickly let alone write them all but I’ll do the best that I can. To kick things off I’m starting with a little help from Jupiter of Life with Jupiter and Dann who first introduced me to Blogtober. She sent me a list of questions to answer about my favourite things to do with fall.

What is your favourite fall accessory?

My favourite fall accessory this year is the knitted pumpkins that my mum has made for me. I’ll be artfully arranging them around the fireplace once they are all finished. I might even take up knitting or have a go at learning crochet so I can make some more.

Where do you go to purchase new Halloween decorations/items?

As the Halloween decorations are only out for a week or two, I don’t like to spend too much money on them so I tend to pick them up from places like B&M, Home Bargains, Poundland and supermarkets.

Having said that I do have a fantastic glittery coffin, bejewelled skull and colourful day of the dead wreath that I got from Home Sense a couple of years ago.

What is one autumn tradition you have? 

Oh gosh! We have a few but one of my favourite autumn days is visiting Over Farm for Spookyard and to pick our pumpkins with a cheeky visit to Toby Carvery for good measure.

Another great activity is carving the pumpkins, (I must admit, I do cheat and use a stencil) putting up the Halloween decorations and taking the children trick or treating. Last year we went for a Halloween walk and whenever we saw a decorated house, I gave them a small packet of sweets so that they still felt like they were taking part. When we get back from trick or treating we usually watch a family-friendly movie and have hot dogs for tea.

Pumpkin picking at Over Farm
Over Farm is my favourite place to go pumpkin picking.

What is your favorite Halloween Movie? 

I’m a massive scardey cat so I don’t like horror films, I tend to stick to PG-rated films that I can snuggle up and watch with my children. For me, Halloween is about being cosy and spending time together not terrifying the life out of each other.

What is one candy you’d hope to not see in your bag while trick-or-treating?

I can’t stand back jacks. My favourite things to find are either Haribo or chocolate.

Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate? 

Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows plus a swig of Baileys for the grown-ups!

Cosiest thing to wear as the weather gets colder?

I like my cosy slouch boots, jeans, a jumper and a Joules scarf.

What is the coolest design you’ve ever carved or painted onto a pumpkin?

I did a pretty impressive dinosaur one last year at the request of my little dinosaur.

A dinosaur jack 'o' lantern for blogtober.
A dinosaur pumpkin for my little dinosaur.

Do you prefer bonfires on an autumn evening or haunted houses once the sun is down?

Definitely, a bonfire as it appeals to my need to be cosy. I like to add a touch of magic from time to time by using some here.

What are you most excited for this autumn?

This year I think I’m most excited about some new traditions. This is my first time taking part in Blogtober so I’m looking forward to seeing if I manage to write 31 posts and to see what effect it has on my blog. At the time of writing this, I’ve come up with 20 blogtober topics.

I’m also looking forward to going to my very first BlogOn conference, I’ve heard so many fantastic things about it that I can’t wait to get there and meet a load of bloggers in real life. I ‘know’ a few of this year’s attendees already because we are in some of the same Facebook groups or because I follow them on social media, I’m just hoping I don’t embarrass myself by acting like a massive fangirl!

Are you taking part in blogtober? If you are, what topics or prompts are you using to help you?

9 thoughts on “Blogtober 2021 is here!”

  1. Welcome to Blogtober! Pumpkin picking is such a classic fall activity. Ps: try Pinterest for some ideas for posts! It always helps me!

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    • Thank you, I can’t wait to join in and read other peoples posts! Pinterest is a great idea, I need to read through all the prompt suggestions from previous years in the Facebook group too. At this rate, I’ll be able to write all of this years and next years as well!!

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  2. What a great introduction, I hope you enjoy taking part in Blogtober and I’m sure you’ll like BlogOn. I remember being at the fangirl stage, lol. Even the most successful bloggers are still just normal people and really lovely. Just talk to them.

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    • I’m part of a lovely blogger community on Facebook and quite a few of them are going to BlogOn so it will be nice to meet them in real life!
      I can’t believe I’d never heard of Blogtober before this year, It is going to be in my diary every year from now on. 😁

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  3. What a great post! I may just need to pinch these questions 🙂 I am taking part in blogtober this year but just going to wing it I think and make them as fitting with the spooky/Halloween as possible. Looking forward to seeing your posts over the month.

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    • Thank you, I’m planning to write about Halloween and autumnal things like food, drink, activities, costumes and a couple to do with significant dates like International Day of the Girl and Spreadsheet Day (not as dull as it sounds, I’m going to be talking about planning social media content).

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    • Thank you, I’m so excited to take part!
      So far I’ve restrained myself from visiting any shops to get more Halloween decorations but I fear it’s only a matter of time!

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