Are you looking for something to get your creativity flowing? Do you want to get more involved with the blogging community? Does the thought of participating in something awesome sound appealing? Then look no further: Blaugust 2019 is just the thing you’re searching for.
Later Levels (@LaterLevels) July 17, 2019
This annual event is hosted by Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut and was created several years ago as a way to challenge other creators to go a full month without missing a post. It has morphed since then into a sort of ‘one size fits all’ festival for blogging and serialised content, and is a great way of kickstarting your motivation and changing your outlook. Whether you’re looking to refresh your blog or create a new one, this is the perfect time to do it because you’ll have plenty of support!
I’ve never taken part in Blaughust myself and it’s thanks to a kind tag by Naithin from Time to Loot that I was made aware of it recently. A career change in July has left me with little time for writing at the moment so it’s going to be difficult to publish something every day throughout August alone; that’s why I’ve enlisted the help of a blogging-partner-in-crime to get through the next few weeks. Together Phil and I will bring you special daily content from Later Levels every day this month, along with a few streams over on Twitch too.
I know what you’re thinking: writing 31 posts in such a short space of time is one hell of a challenge. Don’t let that put you off though because it’s not a strict requirement for Blaugust 2019, and you’ll receive an award regardless of how many articles you manage to put out if you sign up for the event. You can find more information in this post on Tales of the Aggronaut along with themes for each week to give you some writing inspiration. You can also join the Discord group to get support from friendly mentors if you need a confidence boost!
I’ve learnt a lot of lessons since starting this blog in December 2016 and you can find some of it in the Blogging advice section. Motivation is so important and every blogger needs to find the ‘thing’ that keeps them going – be it a love for writing, a passion for your subject or the awesome people around you. So write about subjects that genuinely interest you instead of jumping on trends, and try giving a bit of community and collaboration a go if you’re stuck in a rut. Stay strong, don’t give up, and ask for help when you need it!
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.