Jediael Carter Stewart
Welcome to My First Blogmas! (Blogmas Day 1)
Welcome to #12DaysofBlogmas on The Village Ja! I’m so excited to be part of this amazing writing challenge. I’m also anxious about whether I’ll be able to keep up, but I know you’ll certainly keep me accountable – we can do this!
I learned about this last year (wasn’t blogging then) when Jamaican lifestyle blogger, Simply Candi Nicole shared her version of the challenges on her blog site. And though I thought it was so, so cool (proper geek mode) I never had a blog at the time so that was that. But that has changed so let’s focus.
What is Blogmas?
Blogmas, as you probably have already guessed, is a combination of the words ‘blog’ and ‘Christmas’, and is essentially a period where bloggers vow to post more frequently during December. These posts were originally holiday or Christmas-themed but have now expanded to include any type of post, as long as it is within the period – it is all about consistency. The most common ways to participate in Blogmas are:
25 Days of Christmas – this is what I believe is for the veterans in the business. It essentially is when bloggers post everyday until Christmas, starting December 1.
12 Days of Blogmas – taking inspiration from the 12 days of Christmas carol, this format sees bloggers posting for the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day. This is also the one I’ll be doing (baby steps).
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Why did I decide to try blogmas?
Because I’m a blogger now, duh (I’m kidding). As I mentioned earlier I fully geeked out when I read the blogmas pieces and decided I had to try it! I’ve thought about it, done the research and I am super excited about the content I have planned, and hope you will be too.
This is also my first Christmas as a blogger, so what better rite of passage is there to celebrate this milestone? I am also hoping this is my intro to the local bloggers network (hey awesome people!) and it will help me to grow and hone my craft.
How focused I was trying to get my act together for Blogmas
So, Villagers (I’m trying a new name for the tribe, tell me if you like it), tag along for the journey and get some awesome insight into a Jamaican-made Christmas. I hope you’ll find it as exciting as I do. Wish me luck!
Also, read all my Blogmas articles here:
Day 1: Welcome to my first Blogmas!
Day 2: Confessions of a Non-traditional Mom at Christmas
Day 3: Kid-friendly Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu
Day 4: Jamaican Christmas Hits On My Playlist
Day 5: Must-watch Christmas movies
Day 6: Cleaning Hacks for a Merry Jamaican Christmas
Day 7: Dealing with grief at Christmas
Day 8: How to avoid Christmas holiday burnout
Day 9: Jamaican Christmas Customs
Day 10: 10 Christmas stories to read to your children
Day 11: Last-minute gift ideas for the whole family
Day 12: Coping mechanisms for a peaceful Christmas with family