Well, back in June when we did #JuneBBC it seemed like Autumn was forever away… I got caught up in the emotion of the end of #JuneBBC and agreed that I would run another similar challenge in September/October. So here we are! I’ve taken some feedback on board so there are some changes but here it is!
The challenge is to blog every day in September. There are topics/titles suggested but if you want to write something else – go for it! The topics are there as prompts for days you can’t find the inspiration to write and perhaps to push you to try a post you wouldn’t normally attempt. The aim is simply to blog daily; however you manage it!
A blog post is any post with writing that is your own. It can be posting a picture or YouTube video and writing a paragraph about what it means to you. It can be choosing a product and writing about it. There are endless possibilities and the only limit is your imagination.
One of the things that I loved about #JuneBBC was the sense of camaraderie there was between the participants. I made an effort to read every post that was tweeted using the hashtag and I retweeted as many of them as I could. It was lovely to see others doing the same. We all want more views on our blogs and by working together we can achieve this and possibly find some really great blogs to follow in the meantime. 🙂
If you are planning on taking part in #SBBC please leave your name in the comments and if you would like to post about #SBBC I would really appreciate that as in my opinion the more taking part the merrier!
|Sunday 1st||Recent purchases||Introduction to #SBBC: Why are you doing it? What do you hope to achieve during the month?|
|Monday 2nd||Favourite eyeshadow palette||Favourite jewellery|
|Tuesday 3rd||What you bring when travelling||A sentimental item|
|Wednesday 4th||Favourite handcream||Positives about blogging|
|Thursday 5th||Faves and fails: makeup removers||A recipe – one you love, would like to learn, something from a family tradition… Whatever your take on this is!|
|Friday 6th||Staple items – the bits you use that you never normally think about. Can be brand of cotton pads, nail varnish remover, cotton buds… What do you use? Have you favourites? What can you never allow yourself to run out of?||Travel dreams – where would you go? What would you do? Is it somewhere you have been before and would go back to? Why this place?|
|Saturday 7th||A makeup look: eyes, lips, cheeks, full face – your choice!||Fantasy dinner party – can be the guests, the food, the décor, the setting – your party, your choice!|
|Sunday 8th||Maintaining healthy hair||Letter to someone from your past|
|Monday 9th||Ways to incorporate colour into your look||Collecting|
|Tuesday 10th||Beauty Pet Peeves||Favourite clothing item – what is it? How does it make you feel? What do you love about it?|
|Wednesday 11th||Biggest beauty fails/disasters||How did you get your blog name?|
|Thursday 12th||Comparison: Compare two or more similar items||Life advice you would pass on to a younger person in your family…|
|Friday 13th||DIY Beauty||A craft project – it can be something you have done or seen someone else do, something you would like to do…|
|Saturday 14th||Where do you get inspiration?||Post you are proudest of on your blog|
|Sunday 15th||Beauty things I suck at Tag||Eye candy|
|Monday 16th||Wishlist – makeup, skincare, fashion||Things you love|
|Tuesday 17th||A product you don’t get the hype about||A photo from your day|
|Wednesday 18th||10 desert island items – if all your makeup was taken and you could only repurchase 10 things what would they be and why?||Who/What inspires you?|
|Thursday 19th||Storage – show how you store your makeup, skincare, nail varnish, brushes (all or just some!). Perhaps you’d like to show storage that someone else has that you lust after?||You have €250 to spend on yourself – what would you buy?|
|Friday 20th||10 products under €10||What’s in your handbag /shower /bath /dressing table?|
|Saturday 21st||Shop your stash – do a post on an item you haven’t used recently or had forgotten about. You can do a review of it, use it for a look – whatever you want!||Advice you would pass on to others about blogging|
|Sunday 22nd||Perfume post – what is your signature scent? Is there a perfume that brings back particular memories for you?||A quote you love or that applies to you or a situation…|
|Monday 23rd||Hints and tips||A hot topic – can be something controversial, something currently in the media – or just something you think is hot!|
|Tuesday 24th||Brand highlight – choose one brand. What do they do well? What do they not do quite so well? Is there something you are looking forward to getting of theirs? When did you first some across this brand? How have your views on it changed over the years?||Resolutions: do you have any? Do you keep them?|
|Wednesday 25th||Shopping habits: Do you shop online or instore? Where do you shop? What do you make a bee-line for?||Who is your icon/idol? Why?|
|Thursday 26th||Beauty History: Hair, makeup, fashion – what have been your good and bad experiences? What have been your successes and fails?||A happy memory and what reminds you of it|
|Friday 27th||What is your most expensive item of makeup?||A song/piece of music you love|
|Saturday 28th||“What was I thinking?”||Where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years time?|
|Sunday 29th||My earliest makeup memories.||An era you would love to have lived in – and why? What attracts you to that time?|
|Monday 30th||Favourites for the month of September||Reflection: how did you find #SBBC? Did you achieve your goals? What were the best/worst bits?|
As you can see on each day there are two options for posts – one beauty topic and one lifestyle post. The idea is that you choose one of the two topics each day. You can choose to do all beauty posts, all lifestyle posts or mix and match the two. Part of the feedback I got on #JuneBBC was that people would like more lifestyle posts and that some people found some of the topics didn’t suit them so hopefully this gives people more options!
I’m hoping I’ve covered all of the basics but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! I’m still learning in all of this and if you have a question or query odds are that someone else is thinking the same! 😉 You can contact me in the comments or you can get me on twitter (@girlfriday_bb)