Let’s talk about Blogmas Post Ideas! I know, I know. It’s only September. I’m not crazy, I promise. December 2020 was my first year participating in Blogmas. It was truly a joy that helped me fall in love with blogging all over again, but it was also a very last-minute decision. I also paired it with my first attempt at Vlogmas (also last minute) and it was great. To all my new subscribers who joined us between Blogmas 2020 and throughout 2021, you’re in for a treat.
You might wonder if this post is premature, but I don’t think so. It’s already September, which is basically October and therefore basically Christmas. Ha! Can you tell I’m already making Sorrel and that I’m one of those people who decorate early and take them down late?
No shame in my game.
What is Blogmas?
If you’ve never heard of Blogmas, no judgement. It is an advent calendar of sorts for bloggers. You challenge yourself to post throughout the month of December up until Christmas. There are a few ways to participate in Blogmas, but the most popular are:
- 12 Posts
- 25 Posts
12 Days Of Blogmas
I posted 12 posts in December overall, but you’re really supposed to post the 12 days leading up to Christmas.
You can also post alternate days up till Christmas, which should give you 12 posts. This was how I did it last year as a first-timer. I didn’t even really do it right.
It’s the easiest way to participate and as a newbie, I thought it wise to try that one out first.
Daily Blogmas Posting
I feel like this is the big leagues and is the most popular way of doing Blogmas. You post by posting a blog post every day for the month until Christmas.
If you’re a blogger who doesn’t blog full-time/daily, you know it’s a big ask. Personally, this time around I’m gunning for it. Last Blogmas was a last-minute decision for me. As you can tell, this year, I’m all decided beforehand and prepared. Which is why I can now help you.
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Is it Blogmas Worth It?
It may depend on your goals for your blog but for the most part, yes! Absolutely! Participating in Blogmas is not only fun, it generates a lot of traffic (if you’re practising SEO, and you should be). For me more than half the year’s numbers ( Ps. I wasn’t blogging weekly). There is nothing better than ending one year and starting another with a boost in traffic. Traffic lulls will come, Blogmas is an opportunity to capitalize on the boom.
My approach was to mix Festive with Lifestyle content I thought was relevant. This strategy is the one I will use again.
You should also bear in mind some of your really good stuff (posts) will be too fresh to generate traffic immediately. As bloggers though, we know the race is not for the swift.
How to Plan a Successful Blogmas
The whole point of Blogmas is to challenge yourself and have fun while giving your blog a boost. As I said, last year, I didn’t have a plan and pretty much prayed for daily inspiration. This year, I am prepared. In fact, my calendar is about 75% complete. For one thing, I won’t have the time to write every day in December.
Also, I needed new ideas that are in line with my niche. I don’t want to go super crazy with the festive posts just because. It might get boring. For me writing them and for readers.
Here are some tips to help you plan a successful Blogmas
1. Plan to Commit
It’s work. A lot of it. You’ll still be doing research, looking up keywords and going by your own blogging content strategy, finding and/or creating images, etc. So keep that in mind when you decide to commit to the project. Especially if you’re going to tell your followers you’re doing it. Try to stand on yard word and complete the process.
2. Plan Ahead
Success favours preparation. Think about the kind of posts you want to do, the topics, and plans, write and schedule them ahead of time. Maybe you can decide on titles beforehand as I have done, leaving room in the calendar for three to five posts I can write in December.
This way, if there is something current going on, I can write a post and drop it in the calendar.
3. Mix and Match Blogmas Topics
If you decide on Blogmas, all your posts needn’t be holiday central topics. Here’s why.
Personally, my opinion is 25 blog posts about the holidays from all the blogs I follow would bound to cause overlapping on topics and a general decrease in content quality.
It’s easier to get away with posting all festive topics for the 12 days Blogmas, but I wouldn’t encourage it for the 25 days. The only exception to that are food bloggers. You absolutely should be dropping recipe after recipe. Otherwise, it’s good to mix it up a bit. But remember, just my opinion.
4. Network, Network, Network
Yes, I mean with other bloggers. Blogger relations are essential Year round, but especially needed during Blogmas. The truth is, the average non-blogger has never heard of Blogmas. So where will the majority of your return visitors come from during this time? You guessed it. Other bloggers.
A ton of Blogmas success has to do with the new blogs you discover and bloggers who will discover yours. Don’t be a selfish blogger. No one likes that. Support other blogs you enjoy by reading, sharing and commenting as much as you can. You won’t get everyone’s every post, but it should be on your list of things to do.
64 Blogmas Post Ideas
- Photo Post of Your City during Holidays
- Your Favorite Christmas Movies
- Share Your Favorite Holiday Books
- Christmas Portrait Ideas
- Share DIY Holiday Projects
- Why Christmas is your Favorite Holiday
- Charities to Support this Holiday Season
- Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season
- Holiday Travelling Advice
- Snow Day Activities
Home and Decor
- Christmas Tree Decoration
- Favorite Holiday Home Scents
- Holiday Candle Collection Haul/Review
- Ways to Avoid the Holiday Rush
- Share Your Christmas Dinner Menu
- How to/Decorate with Me for Christmas
- Holiday Decor Best Finds
- Childhood Christmas Memories
- Winter Cleaning Hacks
- New Year Organizing/Storage Tips
- Gift Guides for Family and Friends
- Share Your Christmas Wishlist
- Last Minute Gift Ideas
- Budget Gift Ideas
- Share Last year’s Gifts
- A Gift Wrapping Tutorials
Food, Culture and Holiday
- A Traditional [Your Culture] Christmas Day
- Christmas in [Your Home Town/City]
- Holiday Cocktails Recipes
- Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Dinner Side Dish Recipes
- Sauce Recipes
- Family Christmas Traditions
- Favorite Christmas Desserts
- Holiday Dinner Leftover Tradition
Fashion and Beauty
- Share Your Family Portraits
- Holiday Makeup Looks
- Winter Wardrobe Essentials
- Winter Fashion Looks
- Holiday Skincare Favorites
- Festive Nail Looks
- Holiday Body Scents
- Welcome to Blogmas
- Blogmas Post Ideas
- Critic/Audit Your Own Blog’s Performance
- New Year Blog Goals
- Share Blogs Enjoyed in Previous Year
- Highlight other Bloggers participating in Blogmas
- Share Posts with Most Views
- Give Blogging Advice
- Share Why You Don’t Celebrate The Holdidays
- Do a Holiday Tag
Reflection and Goals
- Year in Review/Reflection
- A Gratitude Post
- New Year Life Goals Bucket List
- New Year Reading List/Challenge
- Reading List for the past year
- New Year Resolutions/Why you don’t Make Them
- Share your New Year Vision Board
- Review Your Old Vision Board
- Holiday budget/Saving Tips
- New Year Saving Challenge/Tips
- Bargain/Sale Tips
I really do hope this advice and list of Blogmas post ideas gives you the juice you’re looking for to get involved in Blogmas this year.
Are you a blogger? Do you plan to participate in Blogmas this year? Did I traumatize you with the timing if this post? Let me know in the comments!
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