My first Blogtober 2021 – What to expect

Not sure how this happened, but it’s now October. Wasn’t January yesterday? I really want the year to slow down. Well, on the bright side, it is finally Blogtober! 

I’m excited to take part in my first ever Blogtober, so I wanted to do a short introductory blog, then you know what to expect from The Yorkshire Dreamer. 



I started my blog in 2020, on the 19th of October, so I jumped right into the middle of Blogtober; unfortunately, I didn’t know it was a thing back then. It wasn’t until I started sharing content on Twitter that I realised Blogtober existed. 

This year, I will be taking part and publishing a blog post each day. I can’t wait as I loved blogmas last year, which made me feel more festive, so I hope blogtober has an equivalent effect. 

What is Blogtober? 

I love the concept of Blogtober, as it is a way to connect with other bloggers and feel more festive. Blogtober involves bloggers publishing a post each day in October. 

Again, from Twitter, I’ve seen bloggers saying they will take part in Blogtober in their own way. For example, some will be posting every weekday, while others will post every other day. 

I like how the blogging community is so accepting of the different ways people take part. If Blogmas is anything to go by, Blogtober will be a way to connect with other bloggers and read festive content to get you into the Autumn mood. 

From my understanding, you don’t have to stick with an Autumn or Halloween theme for every blog post, which is a good thing for me as I don’t think I could think of 31 Autumn blog posts. 

What content will I be sharing? 

While I will be sharing some Autumn and Halloween inspired blog posts, I will also be sharing various other topics and experiences. From the best activities to do this Autumn in Leeds, to lots of ideas of things you can do this Autumn. 

I have two types of content for this month, pre-planned content and activity content. My pre-planned content typically revolves around Autumn activities, events and similar, all of which is already scheduled. On the other hand, activity content will share my experiences from activities I have yet to do. For example, pumpkin carving and local events! 

Ways to keep up-to-date 

If you want to keep up with my Blogtober journey, there are four different ways you can. Pick your favourite, follow on all, or come back to check in to see if my content is your cup of hot chocolate (I don’t like tea). 


To keep up to date with my content, you can click the little blue button on my blog to follow me on WordPress! This is a simple way to stay connected, as all the latest content will appear on the reader section of WordPress. 

I will also be including the individual blog links at the bottom of this blog when I post them, just so there are all in one place for you.


Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with Instagram? I love scrolling through the content created by other bloggers; I hate having to create content on Instagram because I feel like it’s not good enough. I’m trying to erase those feelings for October and will hopefully be posting a bit more. 

That does mean I will be sharing Autumn themed content, including what I assume will be a terrifying(ly bad) carved pumpkin. Follow here


Inspired by the blogging community, I will be posting all my Blogtober on Twitter. I will have a pinned tweet with all the content I post each day! Make sure to follow to keep up-to-date with my content and to see what I get up to in Autumn. 


I’m dusting off the tumbleweeds on my Pinterest for October, so feel free free to follow to see what I create! 

What I hope to achieve from Blogtober

There are two main points I would like to achieve from Blogtober – that festive feeling and connections. I sound like a very broken record here, but I love engaging in the blogging community. I’ve always been quite an isolated individual who finds it hard to talk to people, but it feels so much easier with the blogging community. For the first time, it feels like I belong somewhere, which is why I hope I can use Blogtober to connect with more like-minded bloggers. 

Secondly, I hope Blogtober will make me feel more festive. With Blogmas last year, I felt so much more festive as I was writing and reading so much fun content! I hope Blogtober has the same effect, as it will be something to look forward to and engage with each day. 


Well, that was meant to be my brief introduction to Blogtober. If you’ve visited my blog before, you know I ramble on a bit, so this length is actually pretty good. 

Let Blogtober begin! Happy October 2021. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

If you are participating in Blogtober, let me know in the comments, as I would love to read some new posts! 

Blogtober posts

Blogtober day 2: The Ultimate Autumn Bucket List

Blogtober day 3: What to do in Leeds this October 2021

Blogtober day 4: 5 things I love about Autumn

Blogtober day 5: Spooky shows and movies to watch this October

Blogtober day 6: Everything you need for a cosy night at home in Autumn

Blogtober day 7: Let’s talk about fear

Blogtober day 8: 5 horror movies I will never watch

Blogtober day 9: HelloFresh meal kit subscription: Is it worth it?

Blogtober day 10: World Mental Health Day 2021: Let’s talk ๐Ÿ’š

Blogtober day 11: 5 reasons why introverts need time alone

Blogtober day 12: The changing nature of friendships in your twenties

Blogtober day 13: 10 things for adults to do on a rainy day

Blogtober day 14: My 4 favourite Halloween items

Blogtober day 15: What to do when you don’t know what to write

Blogtober day 16: Halfway Blogtober Update

Blogtober day 17: Destination Leeds: Light Night

Blogtober day 18: 5 ways blogging changed my life

Blogtober day 19: How I found my first year of blogging

Blogtober day 20: Autumn baking stories

Blogtober day 21: Our 7-year anniversary treat got cancelled

Blogtober day 22: What I’ve learned from my first year of blogging

Blogtober day 23: My favourite self-care activities

Blogtober day 24: 8 ways to celebrate Halloween as an adult

Blogtober day 25: My first trip to the ballet

Blogtober day 26: Autumnal Tag

Blogtober day 27: Testing out smol: the small things count

Blogtober day 28: New hobby: 3 handmade gifts

Blogtober day 29: 5 quick and easy ways you can save money online

Blogtober day 30: When you feel like a bad blogger

Blogtober day 31: Blogtober recap: Why I won’t be doing it again

18 thoughts on “My first Blogtober 2021 – What to expect

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    1. I love a new challenge to try! I can’t wait for your Blogmas content. I’m not sure I will do Blogmas again this year, as I will be busy. Still undecided. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Thank you for your continued support! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Happy Blogtober! I’m excited to follow along with your posts. Ugh, I too have a love / hate relationship with IG but I’m trying to make it work for blogtober.
    check to see if you have the link option in IG stories, I’ve found recently that is a game changer with getting people to my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Happy Blogtober to you as well! I’m excited to check out all the Blogtober content. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽƒ

      I love your Instagram theme for Autumn; it looks so festive! I’m still struggling with content on Instagram, as it is usually an afterthought.

      Thank you so much for the tip! ๐Ÿ˜Š Good luck with Blogtober.

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