Friday, 20 November 2015

Blogmas Planning: Post Ideas

Hello everyone! So over the past few days I've seen quite a few posts about Blogmas and what sort of ideas that can be interpreted over the project. The truth is, you can post literally anything you want. I like to keep mine festive as I did it for the first time last year and picked up a few tips, though, you just need to post daily. I really enjoyed taking part in the Blogmas Project last year, though, my dad wouldn't stop saying the word 'Blogmas' the whole time I was posting for it. I felt like the fact it was called a project really motivated me to keep putting out content and really get into it. At the time I had just started this blog and AJ recommended it to me, it was a big help! I'm going to be combining a mixture of updates on last years posts and and brand new ideas this year so keep an eye out for it. 

Ideas:
  • Wishlist posts - You can get a good two or three posts out of this idea, you can write decorative/home wishlists, Christmas present wishlists, festive fashion wishlists... You can really run with this idea.
  • Gift guides - At this time of the year, gift guides are in high demand. Men, women, children and pets can benefit from this as you can do a separate gift guide for each.
  • Secret Santa - A post on budget holiday gifts for people at work or school is immensely handy, I like reading these because I still haven't got a clue what to get for mine! 
  • DIY posts - I love reading festive DIY posts, getting crafty at this time of the year can save money and give you something to do with your time off.
  • Christmas Tree Decor - What's on your tree? Talk about whether you like getting a real or a fake tree and why, explain stories behind certain decorations... Make the post out to be what you want it to be!
  • Recipe posts - Similar to DIY posts, show your readers how to bake festive cookies, make a quick cheesecake or even a Christmas pudding.
  • Events - Take your phone or camera with you wherever you go, you may stumble upon a light switch on, a nativity or even a fair. 
  • Favourite festive memory - This could be a tradition, a childhood memory or even a few photos from Christmases in the past.
  • A Christmas playlist - This one is pretty self explanatory, what are your favourite songs? Put them together in a post and perhaps link it up to Spotify.
  • Favourite Christmas films - Yet another one that doesn't really need explaining, simply tell people which Christmas films you really appreciate.
  • Festive #OOTD posts - You can either do the odd #OOTD post within the month or you can wait until later in the month and put together a collective post.
  • A letter to Santa - You can make this humorous, serious or as part of your wishlist post, either way it's a cute festive post.
  • A Tag - Around Christmas there's always a few tag post floating around, 'The Chrismas Tag', 'This Or That' and 'The Winter Tag' to name a few.
  • Christmas nail inspiration - Do a step by step tutorial on certain festive designs, put together a mood board or even find cheap deals on polish, gems, pens or false nails.
  • Christmas cocktails - This one would be super fun to create, you could invite friends over and try some recipes out. Make sure it fits in with your blog demographic though!
  • A photo diary - This is a simple idea that you could certainly put your own spin on, just share some of your newest Christmas memories in photo form!
Well, thanks for reading! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this post and that it was helpful to those of you planning on doing Blogmas. Let me know in the comments if you are!

8 comments:

  1. another thing that you can do, is what I've done for the last few years. if you stop posting over xmas, think about putting up a list of helplines for people who may need them. I do it every year and call it, you are not alone. then there are helplines about everything from the Samaritans to AA. Some people have said that it really helped them over xmas

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    1. That's actually a really great idea, Chirstmas is a time when some people need support the most. We should all be aware of this and try to help where we can.

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  2. I didn't even know that Blogmas was a thing until a couple of weeks ago. I'm not going to participate this year, but maybe next year! I'm looking forward to reading all your posts!

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. Cheers, Izzy. It does take quite a bit of dedication, one post every single day! Xx

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  3. Fab ideas - I'm going to do VLOGMAS for the first time this year - just 30second-1 min videos with my iphone and no editing. If I'm stuck for ideas I know where to come!

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    1. Of course! Also, I'lol definitely keep an eye out for your vlogmas! Good luck. Xx

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  4. I've not heard of Blogmas before today, but thanks for sharing these great ideas for blogmas posts. Whilst I don't think I'll managed to blog every day, I'm sure these ideas will come in handy anyway :)

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    1. I'm glad I could help, ideas are ideas regardless of the project. Thank you very much for reading, I hope you enjoyed the post.

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