Well, I’m gonna start this off by saying, whoops?
2016 has ended, and I don’t think I got any of my reading challenges and goals done. I stopped keeping track by May, and that’s the way life goes I guess. I always seem to forget other than the Goodreads challenge. Should I even set up 2017 goals? Might as well. I’ll keep it simple!
2016 has begun, and have I accomplished any of my 2015 goals?
My 2015 goals seemed fairly easy to get through, but a few months into the year, I had totally forgot that I had goals I wanted to achieve. Looking back at what I’ve accomplished and haven’t accomplished, it’s—well—kind of embarrassing to see the end results. You can gather from my tone that I didn’t rock my 2015 goals like I intended.
Despite my lack of achievements of 2015 goals, I still want to set up 2016 goals, and hopefully, I’ll actually complete them.
Well, it is the New Year, so what is it I have to do? Talk about my goals, of course! I don’t usually set up goals in general because I ever hardly remember. This past year was the first time in a long time I decided to type out my goals, and I did forget what I had intended to achieve, so there’s that. However, even though I forgot, I still managed to achieve some of my goals. So why not do it again in 2015?
HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR FRIENDS!
Instead of the short “Happy New Year” post, I show you my 2014 goals and resolutions! Yes, I have them! I don’t tend to make goals or resolutions at the start of the new year because I don’t tend to think about it. I make goals as I go about, but this year, I thought why not? I should have some sort of goal I want to reach with my blog. I want it to be the best that it can be. ;D I will definitely achieve these goals, but these resolutions…I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep all of them. I will do the best I can!
- Reach 500 followers.
This shouldn’t be hard. I already have a good amount of followers. I need a little over 200 at the moment and I have a year to achieve 500? Hells yeah. I can do this!
- Start requesting ARCs from publishers
I haven’t requested physical copies of ARCs from publishers because 1. I was still adjusting to book blogging and 2. I was scared about emailing them. I still am at the prospect of doing it. My reasons are mainly because it’s extremely discouraging getting rejected and I want the email to be absolutely perfect. I need to let go of those fears because it’s not the end of the world if I get rejected, and there are great guides to a good email to publishers. I should just do it.
- Get my TBR pile down to a manageable size.
My TBR pile is huuuugggeee. (I’m sure it’s the same with many bloggers.) I didn’t specify the quantity of the manageable size because I actually do not know how many books there are. :P
- Prep blog posts in advance.
I am rather horrible at prepping my blog posts in advance. (I even wrote a discussion post about it!) I want to get better at it though! I always get stressed out having to frantically type up reviews or discussion posts or memes the night before and that is no good to my health. If only I prepped in advance, I wouldn’t stress as much.
I feel like prepping my blog posts in advance won’t actually happen (at least for reviews and discussion post) because I tend to work well under pressure, but hey, it’s worth a try, right?
- Review a book twice a week.
For the last four months of 2013, I made sure that I posted a review a week. Every other week, I’d post two. This year, I want to post two reviews every week. (Maybe even three when I get the hang of it). *cross our fingers*
- Reply to comments.
I admit that I am absolutely horrible at this. Whenever people comment on my blog, I get so giddy. So the least I can do is reply back, right?
- More new original content.
Currently, I have my discussion and cover change posts. I want to create new features for my blog. I don’t know what, but I have all year to develop it. I was thinking about the books I read but don’t review, and I want to do something with those books. Maybe bring back my “letter to” feature and write to a character or theme or whatever.
I’m sure I will add more goals as we get into 2014.
What are your goals and resolutions? Any similar ones?