For my last post as part of the Blogtober with BOA challenge by Louna from Bursts of Autumn, I will round up the month of October where I discuss how I found this challenge, what went well and what didn’t go to plan.
Here are the other blog posts I have written as part of the challenge:
- Hello October – My Hopes for October Are…
- 10 Things I Love about the Autumn
- My Ideal Autumn Playlist
- A Day in the Life of Me
- My Favourite Films and TV Shows to Watch in the Autumn
- Things I’m Grateful For
- Autumn Food and Baking
- My Favourite Autumn Beverages
- The Body Shop Autumn/ Winter 2020 Haul (a combination of the Favourite Autumn/Halloween Bath & Shower Products and the What’s in my autumn haul shopping bag? prompts)
I also liked the sound of the Autumn Crafts prompt but when I searched for autumnal crafts online, I felt uninspired because a lot of the ideas were more aimed at children.
The thing I liked the most about this challenge is that I could choose whatever autumnal topics I wanted to write about and that I didn’t have to do all the prompts. Reasons I chose not to do all the prompts are because I would probably have found it too much to publish a blog post every single day, especially with my volunteering commitments and also running a YouTube channel, I don’t celebrate Halloween, I don’t currently wear make up and I am not much of a fashionista.
Referring back to my Hello October post, while I continued my weekly Skype calls with my parents (I even took part in a virtual quiz with them alongside my sister, her housemate and my mum’s friend towards the end of the month), published as many blog posts as I wanted to, tried some new autumnal recipes and did a bit of video editing, I didn’t do as much video editing as I planned probably due to a lack of motivation to do it. I was also hoping to do my own Race for Life 5k walk at the end of this month, but I have further postponed it to November because I was feeling under the weather early in the day I planned to do it, but I did set up a fundraising page. As for my Six Fan Arts Challenge, I finished the colouring and outlines of Captain Marvel (I also drew Elsa, Batman, Donald Duck, Forky and Kermit the Frog earlier this year), but I still need to scan all of the characters I drew in my own style into my laptop, touch them up in Adobe Photoshop, put them in the Six Fan Arts template and post them on Instagram. I didn’t get to try The Body Shop’s Vanilla Pumpkin Shower Gel because it was out of stock online for pretty much all of October and I am avoiding public transport to travel to my nearest high street The Body Shops that are actually a little further afield from where I live because I live in a Tier 2 zone as part of the current COVID-19 safety restrictions in England.
To conclude, I was successful in areas such as writing 10 blog posts as part of the Blogtober with BOA challenge, cooking, baking, and keeping in touch with my parents; however, I was slightly less successful with my video editing, my 5k walk and my Six Fan Arts Challenge. At least I can use November to work on what I was less successful with in October.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.