Some of you may not know, but earlier this year, struck with the realisation that I was only 13 months away from being 25, I decided to challenge myself to either do or learn something new every month. That’s 13 challenges over 13 months, and so far I’ve tried my hand at Mandarin Chinese, calligraphy and baking, with some pretty mixed results. Long story short: Chinese and calligraphy were moderately successful, baking definitely was not! October’s challenge was to participate in Blogtober, where I would write a blog post for every day of the month. A very quick glance at my blog will tell you that I wasn’t successful in that endeavour. Although I didn’t quite manage to post 31 times in October, I did manage to write 27 blog posts, including this one. For me, that’s incredible. There are some months where I barely even manage 10, so I’m ridiculously proud of myself for doing what I did.
For my final blog post, I’m just going to link to everything I’ve written this month, and talk a little about some of my favourites.
My September Favourites
The Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix
This was definitely one of my favourite posts to write as it gave me an excuse to reread one of my favourite book series of all time. Writing it reminded me of why I love the series so much, and how it was one of my big inspirations in my own writing when I was much younger.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Where I Am Right Now: Aylesbury
Three Liquid Lipsticks: The Good, the Bad and the Patchy
I am inordinately proud of that title.
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Current Favourite Blogs
This was a great one to write, but one I was definitely nervous to publish. I absolutely love all of the blogs on this list, and it felt slightly weird to be telling them so!
What’s In My Bag? Burgundy Fossil Bag
I Smell Like A Pumpkin Spice Latte and My Skin Is Loving It
My Week In Shoes
I really like how my photographs turned out for this one, as my photography tends to be a bit hit and miss in general.
Where I Am Right Now: Rivington Pike
Why I’m So Bad At Twitter Chats
Autumn Beauty and Skincare Haul
Goldenhand by Garth Nix
New Wardrobe Additions | October 2016
Love Me Beauty Subscription | October 2016
Yet Another Beauty Haul
There’s nothing super exciting about this post but I loved using this old jumper for a background.
Where I Am Right Now Pendle Hill
My Thoughts On KonMari
Bizarre Homeware I’ve Somehow Collected
This was tonnes of fun to write because I got to sit and think about how on Earth I ever got these things in the first place.
How Much Is My Face Worth? | Autumn Makeup
Nod by Adrian Barnes | An Emotional Review
L’Oréal Clay Detox Mask
My Week In Lipsticks
Friends With Benefits | Can It Ever Really Work?
This was super weird to write as it’s new territory for me emotionally, and also the guy in question knows about my blog and occasionally reads it (Hi).
Two Months Until 2017 | End Of Year Goals
Ad there you have it! That‘s basically what I‘ve been doing with my time for the whole of October. Next month I’m writing again for my challenge, but instead of blog posts I’m going to be participating in NaNoWriMo, where the idea is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Fingers crossed for me folks, this is going to be tough!