[Announcement] I’m No Longer Doing Blogtober

I realized today that I am backsliding again.

Hi, I’m Khan Shadid and I push my luck until I end up crashing into a wall.

When I blogged for thirty days straight LAST MONTH it was prove to myself that I was committed to blogging.

I believe I have done that.

My focus now is on content. The best way I know how to do this is to take my time, revise, and not expect miracles.

In my gut I know this is the right thing for me to do.

Best of luck to everyone that is still participating.


  1. Ah thanks for sharing.
    My whole blog is posting once a day for 365 days and I find that super easy but can completely understand it’s not for everyone.

    My new post is here 🧡‬
    would love if you could leave a comment 🍂


    1. Oh it’s not that it’s hard. I did it last month no problem. I want to concentrate on more long form writing and focus on my book.

      Congrats on your thing though. That sounds awesome.

  2. My husband saw this in my reader and read it to me the night you posted it. He thought it was such a coincidence that everything you said is exactly what we had been discussing over the first few days of Blogtober.

    I have been traveling and get really car sick so I didn’t get to comment right away. But I have been thinking about it and I wanted to tell you that I feel the same way.

    Blogtober was causing me stress and anxiety already on day 2. I think that’s a bad sign. I’m not going to make myself sick over this.

    I decided that I will still do it but I am just not going to stress or care too much if I miss a day or two. I’m just going to blog as much as I can.

    My problem is that my standards are way too high. I expect a certain quality from my writing and I don’t like publishing a blog post unless it actually has a big wow factor. That kind of writing I can’t just pull out of my butt. I wanted to be able to just write up a quick thing on my phone and then click publish but I realized that’s harder for me than I thought. Like idk on a psychological level 😜

  3. Thank you so much for posting this and I hope you are feeling better. I was definitely feeling stressed from everything else that has been going on.

    When I did my personal 30 day challenge it was definitely stressful but I knew it was teaching me to how to do this blogging thing the right away. It was honestly about making writing a routine in my life again and making the best content that I can.

    I also have really high expectations for my work so I completely understand.

    “I wanted to be able to just write up a quick thing on my phone and then click publish” you said it. Looking back it was memories of these quickly put together posts that fired me up to make better content.

    Thank you for stopping by. I have a hard time giving myself a break sometimes so I really appreciate the support 🙂

    1. I think we are on track!! You’re right – the positive of it is that it gets us into a routine. I like that too. I guess I am just feeling so off routine anyway being on vacation so far from home! That makes it more challenging. And more interesting I guess.

      1. Yeah I get the off routine feeling. My brother is getting married this month, and I have a new freelance project so my mind is kind of all over the place :/

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