While I have a ton of things going on over the next couple of weeks here on the blog, I couldn’t resist the chance to participate in Parajunkee’s Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge for the next fourteen days. It sounds like a ton of fun, though looking at the planned topics I already know that these posts will be a challenge.
For those of you who might want to participate but haven’t yet heard about this challenge, just click on the link above for more details. But here is the schedule of posts…
For each of the three years I’ve been blogging I’ve tried to create both a list of goals for the year ahead and a list of resolutions. But I never seem to meet those goals I’ve set for myself. As I’ve always been just slightly better about sticking to my resolutions I am hoping that by listing my resolutions for 2014, I might just succeed.
We shall see….
1. Review more books
If I can take five seconds to get over myself and just share my thoughts about the books I read without battling myself over the perfect words to use, I just might be able to accomplish this.
2. Read more books
While I managed to read over one hundred books in 2013 I still felt like I was always behind on my reading. This year I’m making it a priority to read more books.
3. Don’t overcommit
Between the blog, blogging events and the free tour service I found myself drowning at various points during the past year. Even though I’ve pared down the number of blogs I actively blog on, I’m still barely treading water. That has to change in 2014.
4. Have fun
I’ve been swearing to myself that I would try to take things less seriously here on the blog. It hasn’t exactly happened… yet. In 2014 I am dead set on making that happen. There is no way I’ll reach that five-year mark in 2015 if I don’t.
5. Mix it up
I created this set of rules for myself that I can’t seem to set aside very easily. No one but me says I have to be so rigid, inflexible… BORING. I hope by the time I start prepping Day Ten’s post I’ll be able to think up a few ways to make this resolution a reality.
6. Read more blogs
This year I’m not going to try and commit to being more social. I’m in such an antisocial place right now that I can’t even begin to think about reaching out right now. But there is nothing preventing me from discovering and/or reading more blogs. Especially blogs I swore to myself I’d go back and visit regularly.
7. Discover new authors
When I find an author whose writing I love, love, love I tend to hone in on their upcoming releases and spend less time trying to discover new authors to fall in love with. While my reading pile is huge, my list of favorite authors is long, that doesn’t mean I don’t have the capacity to fall in love with new stories, writing, characters, authors.
So that’s it. I’m sticking with seven resolutions. They say it’s a lucky number. I’m cool with that.
Besides, if I kept on going with my list of 2014 resolutions it would be a long list and one I would probably become too overwhelmed to tackle. And so I’m keeping it manageable. Keeping it concise and to the point. Keeping it realistic.
What are your blogger resolutions? Do you share any of the same resolutions as I have made for 2014? Did you opt to go big with your list this New Year’s?
And do you think that there are any resolutions I didn’t list but should be on my list?