Blaugust 2022 – 1 – What have I done?

This year, in a moment of what can only be described as deluded hubris, I decided I would take part in Blaugust 2022 – 31 blog posts in 31 days. This coming from someone battling 3 posts a year of late. But, that was the problem, and the point.

For those of you new to Blaugust like me, it’s a blogging challenge that was started by the fabulous Belghast, where he challenges bloggers to make a post every day in August. There aren’t any hard and fast rules – you can blog about whatever you want! There are optional achievements that have been added this year for those who want a bit more of a challenge which vary in difficulty.

If you are interested in taking part, or just want a bit more info, check out Belghast’s Blaugust 2022 introduction post. There’s also a discord group if you’d like to read posts for others who are taking part.

What to expect from my Blaugust attempt

The obvious goal is to actually blog more often. Whilst I would be really pleased with myself if I could make 31/31, I’m not expecting to. I’ll just be happier with more than 1 post every couple of days. But, I do have a plan and a list of post ideas.

Side note – you may not have noticed, but my little blog has had a bit of an overhaul. I’m using a new design, and have expanded the content so it’s not just focussing on WoW. A big part of this was because I felt limiting myself to WoW posts was half the reason I wasn’t writing as much. My last few posts have been nothing but whinging, and noone needs to read that.

So with the new site coverage in mind, you can expect Blaugust posts about:

  • My recent foray in Bullet Journaling (yep!)
  • WoW Dragonflight – Alpha adventures (I have been super lucky to get Alpha access, of course I’m going to write about it!)
  • Crafting stuff
  • more IRL stuff, either just random stuff about me and/or what I’m up to, what I’m reading/watching etc.

Is there anything you would like me to do a post about? Any topic ideas would be welcomed. I don’t have 31 yet, so if there’s something you would like to ask me, I’ll do an answer as a post, or if there’s a topic you’d be interested on my opinion on, lemme know!

So that’s the plan! I have decided that August 1st is a bit of a fresh start for me; an opportunity to kick my butt into gear and actually be a grown up. I need to take better care of myself and the people around me, and this is part of that journey. I hope you’ll join me! ๐Ÿ™‚


14 responses to “Blaugust 2022 – 1 – What have I done?”

  1. Marathal Avatar

    You could maybe revisit popular blog posts from years ago and see how things may have changed.

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      That’s a good idea! I’ll have a hunt through my stats to see what I can find. Thanks!

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  2. Naithin Avatar

    Welcome to the madness of Blaugust! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Leaving some gaps in the planned schedule isn’t necessarily a bad thing — no doubt you’ll find something along the way someone has said that you might like to respond to with something a little more meaty than a comment easily allows for. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      Thank you for the welcome!
      And that is a great idea about keeping gaps in there. Ironically enough I’ve already had something pop up today that wasn’t planned so I can slot that in… so that’s a really great piece of advice. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. ludollama Avatar

    I just tripped over Blaugust myself and, despite only just starting my blog, decided it would totally be a really good idea… there should possibly be some hysterical laughter here.

    And an ‘ooh’ about Bujo content from me!

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      I can relate to that hysterical laughter! I figure, though, even if I don’t quite make it, it’s getting me back in the habit, and that’s a wonderful thing. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also, if you’re keen on Bujo content – check out my Day 2 post! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. welshtroll Avatar

    I also join Blaugust once more from the position of occasional blogger.
    Looks like you have lots of ideas already, I look forward to reading posts on them.
    Good luck.

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      Thank you so much! I wish you all the best, too! We’ve got this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Roger Edwards (@ModeratePeril) Avatar

    As others have said, leaving some gaps in your schedule can be quite a wise move. I find that sometimes another blogger will discuss an interesting point, presenting others the opportunity to “riff off it” and add their own thoughts. Oh and welcome to Blaugust ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      That is a really great idea, thank you! And thanks for the welcome, everyone has been so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Syp Avatar

    You can do it! We’re here to cheer you on!

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      oh my gosh you are too kind, thank you!

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  7. MagiWasTaken Avatar

    Welcome to the Blaugust madness! Pleasure to have you on board!

    I agree that posting 31 times is pretty cool when you can do it… but sometimes just getting started and just posting more is already enough of a challenge, so happy to hear that you know that. Can’t wait to see what you’re gonna write about!

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      Thank you so much! Yes, it’s definitely a challenge, but I’m enjoying it so far! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!

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