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31 Posts in a Month?! Let’s Do This! Happy Blogtober…

Happy Blogtober everyone! I’m so glad to be back posting original content. I’d like to thank the few bloggers who sent in guest posts for the month of September. Be sure to check out those posts here & go follow those lovely bloggers!

7 Simple Living Habits To Live A More Meaningful Life Voureen

Essential Oils To Use While Decluttering Your SpaceAlex Jean

Seasons ChangeNatalie

Those guest posts truly helped me out during my month long hiatus & I’m so glad my readers enjoyed them! I’m excited to get back to a regular blogging routine & share all the content with you this month.

It’s insane to think I ditched the idea of posting 25 blog posts in December for Blogmas & replaced it with a more complicated challenge of 31 blog posts back to back in October; but here I am doing just that! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I absolutely LOVE Halloween season.

As a child, my parents would throw the most epic Halloween parties for my brother, friends & I. And for some reason we began this tradition of just loving every aspect of the holiday. To this day my family & I try to have either a lunch/ dinner on the holiday in our most festive shirts or visit the local haunted town I’ll be talking about tomorrow. I guess in a sense, it’s one of the holidays that doesn’t incorporate much stress or expectations from anyone else. It’s just good ol’ spooky fun!

What To Expect….

So, obviously you’ll be getting a new blog post EVERY SINGLE DAY through Halloween. Can you believe I started preparation for this challenge back in July?! Yes, while most people were basking in the sun at the beach [ me included], I also had spooky season heavily on my mind.

I understand posting everyday for a month will be a lot. And I really hope you don’t get sick of seeing my content on your feeds & social media. But I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the blogging community & all the content that is to come.

I also plan to stay intentional during this challenge & balance my time of social media & enjoying the fall season outside blogging. I plan to have at least one day where I catch up on reading other bloggers posts / return comments. This is a reminder to all bloggers who are participating in Blogtober to don’t forget self care & have balance. If you miss a day or feel overwhelmed, it’s ok to take breaks. This is all for fun!

Are you participating in Blogtober?

I’d love to know if any of you are going to participate in Blogtober this year. I’m looking forward to soaking up all the fall / Halloween content & supporting other bloggers in the community like always.

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See you all tomorrow for local ghost stories!

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31 Blog Post Ideas For Blogtober

Hi everyone! Blogtober is a few months away & I decided I’m going to participate this year. I’ve already been typing away & brainstorming content & it is definitely a lot of work! Coming up with topics takes a lot of brain power. Since other bloggers may be wanting to challenge themselves to this month long, 31 post extravaganza, I am going to be nice & share a few blog post topics you can choose from. After all, this isn’t a competition & simply a fun way to celebrate the fall / spooky season. So, here are 31 Blogtober Blog Post Ideas to help you spark some spooky inspiration…

1. Share Local Folklores, Haunted Locations & Stories

2. Blogging Routine & Set Up

3. Fall Makeup Favorites

4. Fall Look Books / OOTD

5. The Blogtober Tag

6. Favorite Halloween Movies / TV Shows

7. Favorite Fall Memories

8. A Personal Ghost Experience

9. Fall Clean With Me / Declutter

10. Monthly Favorites

11. Blogging Advice / Things You’ve Learned

12. Personal Stories

13. Fall Music Playlist

14. Work Out Routine

15. Why you love / hate Halloween

16. Fall Self Care Routine

17. Favorite Video Games To Play

18. A Blogtober Recap

19. Share a Fall Themed Experience / Travel Destination

20. Why You Started Blogging

21. How To Decorate For a Halloween Party

22. Monthly Goals

23. Share a childhood memory

24. Write a fictional scary story

25. Fall Date Night Ideas

26. React To Reddit Creepy Pasta

27. Life Update: Fall Weekend Plans w/ photos

28. Fall Clothing Hauls

29. How To Be Minimalistic During Halloween

30. Decorate Your Home For Halloween

31. Sustainable Alternatives For Halloween

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Blogtober planning. Let me know, are you participating in Blogtober this year?



Guest Post: How To Blog When You Have No Ideas

Lack of Inspiration can hit at any time in your blogging life. You’re probably recalling a time right now where writers block got in the way of you being able to come up with new ideas and put pen to paper. Or perhaps you’re going this exact thing right now. Well, fellow blogger it happens to the best of us and it’s okay and very normal if it does. Thinking of new ideas and churning out new content can be really tough, especially when other factors affect your writing abilities.

In todays post I want to share some of the things I do when inspiration is lacking. And I really wanted to show you that its okay if you don’t have inspiration right now. There are so many other things you can be doing to advance your blog than worrying about getting posts published or scheduled.


Friend, there are so many useful sites out there just waiting to help you get your creative juices flowing again. When I get really stuck thinking of new content I tend to look at pictures on stock image sites or on google. I am very much a visual person so whenever I see images they often spark inspiration. 

One of the best tips I ever received from a blogging friend was this magical website called Answer The Public. It’s such a handy tool to use when needing to find inspiration for posts. Its a google search insight tool, which allows you to type in key words and see what the public have been searching on that topic. So for example, you could write in there ‘Blogging’ and it will break down the who, what, why, which, can, are etc etc. I have used this tool so many times when trying to find ideas, its helped alot! So I hope it helps you too.


There is nothing wrong with getting some blog admin completed instead of writing. There is nothing worse than writing when you don’t feel like it. And honestly, you won’t produce your best work if your mindset isn’t in the right place. Theres so many other fun things you can be doing with your blog such as checking comments, replying to emails and updating your site.

At least once a month or so I look over my site and make changes here and there. Getting creative is a passion of mine so doing this never feels like a chore. The downtime from writing will do your brain some good too. Maybe even get outside if you can and let the fresh air wash away those uninspired thoughts!


If you’re feeling uninspired sometimes all you need is a solid plan to get back on track. A schedule is something I always tell my readers to create right at the beginning of creating their blogs. Being consistent in posting and writing is really important if you want to grow your blog. Its also really important if you want to get your inspiration back too. Knowing there’s a plan in place puts some responsibility on your shoulders and can be just the boost you need. I don’t know about you but feeling like I have my life organised makes me feel so much better. 

Recently over on my blog I released a 30 day blogging strategy plan that I created with a fellow blogger. It’s a great resource to use to help increase your knowledge on blogging topics such as design, content creation and SEO. It also has a handy 30 day schedule in there too. All of the hard work has been done for you already! A whole 30 days of content days, social and admin days are all ready to go. I’m so happy that so many people have already been loving and using the plans for their blog. 

I wanted to share a special discount especially for Mind.Beauty.Simplicity readers! Use Code mbs10 for 10% off your purchase.

How do you find inspiration to write when you feel like you don’t have any?
Do you have any tips you can share with us?

Thanks so much Brittany for allowing me to write for your blog today! I hope these blogging tips are helpful to you and hope to see you over on my blog soon.

Olivia x
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