A-Z Blog Challenge Preparation

A-Z Blogging Challenge 2018 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorIt’s only six days until you all get to find out the theme for my A-Z Challenge of 2018! Can you believe how quickly this month is disappearing? I officially signed up for the challenge last Monday and I’ve been working on it ever since. You wouldn’t believe the amount of stress I put myself through in 2016 whilst doing this challenge, so my aim is to make this a stress-free zone this year.

First of all, I’ve had my theme sorted for at least six months already. A bit premature, I know, but I joined really late in 2016 and didn’t have enough time to think all of the letters through. I was thinking up subjects for posts hours before they were due to be published. It was not good. I’ve already got a subject for each letter this time round. If I screw it up this year, I’ve only got myself to blame. 

I’ve completed all of the graphics for the posts already. Last time round, I created outfits on Polyvore for each of the characters I was writing about. People seemed to enjoy looking at them and it really enhanced the post, especially when I didn’t have much to say. The problem with those was that they were very time consuming to make. This year I’ve created a simpler graphic that’s more of a header/ banner. All of these were created with Canva and are uploaded to my blog already. They just need to be placed into blogs.

Finally, I’ve already started scheduling the blogs. As I write this, there are seven blogs already written. Seven. I have no doubts that there will be more done by the time this post is published. It may have helped that I’ve chosen a theme that’s a lot easier to write about. It’s sort of become a bit of a production line. I open my blog writing template, I write the blog, I add any extra tags, I copy and paste everything onto my blog, I add images and links. Done. It’s going amazingly well… so far. I really don’t want to jinx anything.

It really is strange to see so many scheduled blogs on my dashboard. This time last year, you were lucky to get one blog a month, now I’m writing at least 2 a day. I really hope you like the theme that I’ve chosen this year. Come back on the 19th March (2018) for my theme reveal. It’s going out at about midday, so hopefully I’ll see some of you there. Not long to go now!

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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