Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blogging Goals for 2014

Hello lovelies!!

It's almost a new year

but I've got some ideas on where I want this blog to go in 2014. So I made a list of ten goals which I'm going to share with you!!

1. Get commenting!!!

Something that I see a lot of in this blogging world is community. And I really want to be a part of it. I think the best way to do so, on my end, is to comment on other people's posts. So I'm going to work really hard at commenting on other's posts in 2014. 

2. Get better at design.

I have virtually no skills at design right now. I'm always jealous when I look at other people's blogs and posts and they're always so beautiful and so well done. 

3. Blog at least 3x a week

This isn't really a hard one. I just tend to lose focus of projects if I don't set specific goals. So I'm planning on posting on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plus reviews whenever I get to them.

4. Finish 3 series.

This is really a simple goal, but I do have the tendency to just start a series and then not finish it. Not necessarily because I'm not interested, just because I get overwhelmed by how many books I'd like to read. 

5. Read 100 books.

This is my goal every year, but this year, I'm going to really strive to meet it. The last few years I've been reading more stuff online (okay okay FANFICTION mygod it's so good), and I really miss reading physical books. So I'm really going to strive to meet this goal in 2014. Plus Anna (yep at Anna Reads, she's just so cool!) reads way over a 100 books, so I'm feeling a tad bit competitive now.

6. Read 1 book I own for every 1 new book or ARC

This stems from the fact that I have a ton of books which I own and would really like to read, but I also work at a bookstore and get ARCs from Goodreads rather frequently. So I set this goal in an effort to balance new books and old books.

7. Participate in a readathon.

I'm going to be honest. I really have no idea what this entails. But it sounds cool. So I'd like to do one in 2014!

8. Gain 5 followers.

I feel like this is a fairly reasonable goal. I just need a few people to actually follow along with this blog so that I have a little bit of an impetus to keep going. I don't need a ton of followers. I just need to know that I'm not just shouting into the internet void. 

9. Reread 5 books.

Not that I always reread books or anything. I just really have a few books that I'd like to reread, and I feel like if I don't make it a "goal" I won't do it.

10. Pare down book owning.

I was already planning on doing this since I can get credit for my books at my work which I can then use to get new books! So this is just a goal that will be easy to check off.

11. Read a classic a month.

This is like my extra credit goal. I'd really like to read some of the classics I own, and/or have had on my reading lists since high school. So I'm going to try this. I figure it'll factor in pretty well with my read one I own goal. 

So that's it! The things I'm planning for 2014. What about you? Do you have any reading goals? Or other goals?

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