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It’s 2016 and we’re talkin’ RESOLUTIONS!
Everyone always makes a list of resolutions for the new year BUT not all of us follow through. I admit, I am guilty of abandoning my resolutions. But for now, I will TRY my best NOT to break these resolutions and actually follow through.
In this list, I will add a little snippet of what I will do to accomplish said resolution. Ready? GO!
Goal #1 Forge relationships with other book bloggers
The last part of 2015 was amazing in that I finally connected with a lot of book bloggers via their blogs and social media. So this year, I plan to strengthen the friendships that I have started to develop.
How I plan to accomplish it: I plan to be more active in the community and interact with them through their blogs via comments and social media via Twitter.
Goal #2 Read and review 80 books
Last year, I exceeded my goal and read 106 books, but I absolutely failed at reviewing them. And although it’s not really required to review them, I still want to review more.
How I plan to accomplish it: With the goal of 80 books, I plan to slow down my reading speed and actually list down any thoughts I have on the book I am currently listening or reading.
Goal #3 Increase my Netgalley Health
I am currently at 38% in my Netgalley health and that is not good. I currently have quite a few books that need to be reviewed
How I plan to accomplish it: This can be accomplished by following through on the Shelf Love Challenge. Even if it means leaving a couple of sentences about the book that I read, I will do it.
Goal #4 Improve my review format
This is related to goal #2. Since I plan to review more, I also plan to finely tune the reviews that I post on my blog and make it more refreshing and unique.
How I plan to accomplish it: Last week, I started a review style that I absolutely love! I’ve also started to create visual skinny reviews for those who don’t want to read longer text reviews. Yay! Here is a sample:
Goal #5 Create more discussion posts regularly
When I joined the Discussion Challenge last year, I did not realize that I would enjoy writing more discussion posts. Well, this year, I plan to write more!
How I plan to accomplish it: Keep my legal pad with me at all times so when blog post ideas pop-up, it can be recorded. Of course, I find that great ideas pop-up whenI’m driving so… *wink
Goal #6 Post more bookish photos on Instagram
I love taking photos but the last few years have been bad for me and photography. And although I am not a pro at photography, I can use an SLR on manual settings. My goal is to post more photos on Instagram.
How I plan to accomplish it: This is a little tough since setting up usually takes time (and accessories) that I can’t possibly have, yeah? But I will persevere and try to post at least 1 photo a week. Want to see? Follow me on Instagram!
Goal #7 Read more physical books
I have started to read via digital and audiobook in the last couple of years and I admit to feeling guilty about it. I’m not slamming or comparing the different ways to read BUT I will say that I miss holding a physical book and seeing the other perks of reading a physical book (like maps!).
How I plan to accomplish it: I’ve actually challenged myself with Reading Unplugged and read at least 1 physical book a month.
Goal #8 Clean up my blog
For those who follow me, you would know that I was hacked in October-November of last year. I had to delete everything and reinstall everything but I also lost all my images. Mind you, I did everything myself. Needless to say, I found a few tips and was inspired to clean up my blog!
How I plan to accomplish it: I have been slowly changing, and updating my posts and I want to continue doing it. I found Ashley @ Nose Graze’s blog and have read her tips about protecting and improving your blog, and I am inspired.
Goal #9 Write down and take note of book quotes
I really envy those who can actually add quotes in their reviews. And as much as I highlight them on my iPad/Nook, I still do not take the time to open them when I write my reviews.
How I plan to accomplish it: Get a quote book and write down the quotes that I like! Plus, opening them when I write reviews!
Goal #10 Blog more often
I admit, I am one of those people prone to blog slumps but this year, I am trying to change that. Additionally, this goal is related to goal #2 and goal #5, so this shouldn’t be hard. I hope so.
How I plan to accomplish it: Set a time for blogging, at least, three times a week. I will be working on my own blog schedule to help me accomplish this goal. I also do not want to neglect to read all because I am spending all my time on my blog, right?
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Share your thoughts below or link me up to your blog post!