It’s the Summer *, days are longer, meat is cooking on barbeques, the Steam Sale has lightened our wallets and the air is filled with the sweet scent of creators weaving their content magic as they begin their Blaugust 2022 journey.
- (Unless you are in the Southern hemisphere where it is winter)
If you aren’t familiar with the event, it can be many things, a celebration, a challenge, a chance for a new beginning and a good fun time.
Started by Belghast in 2014 Blaugust as a challenge to post something every day in August, the event continues to draw in new potential bloggers and stir up old and lax bloggers like myself.
I know that I mostly suck at actually sitting down and blogging but I really do love having this space available to me.
Back when I started it was how I connected to many different people before the rise of social media and real time messaging platforms. It was also a way my friends and I shared ideas and humorous things. We would publish posts, reviews and silly horrorscopes(sic) all uploaded via FTP.
This Blaugust my main goal is to refocus some of my energy from other activities into producing content for my blog, I easily put off typing up a post as I get easily distracted by a game or two, then it’s 7 days in and I’m way behind. I hope to draw on much of the last 2 years how my gaming habits have changed and how I see much around me changing too.
Why I love Blaugust
Part of it is that I love rediscovering bloggers like myself who want to climb back into the blogging saddle, having support, prompt lists, mentors and motivation can really re-enforce the goal of blogging and keep the passion of blogging lit.
However I equally enjoy finding new bloggers where someone is keen to step into the blogosphere ( is it still even called that now?), bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the table and starting conversations.
Even when not participating directly in creating blog posts, it’s great to have new reading material, commenting on posts, sharing, liking & retweeting the work of those that are being creative.
The community is wonderful and watching the hashtag fill with posts is one of the best things, save that search and browse all that lovely Blaugust content.
So here is to my first post, I already have a few topics planned for this month, but aim to keep them in reserve as long as possible as I may need them towards the end.