I’m usually not big on New Year’s resolutions personally, but I couldn’t help but wonder if setting some for the blog might keep me motivated.
These last couple of years have been hard on me and my blog has suffered as a result. So call them goals, resolutions, bucket lists, whatever. If I remember about this post at the end of the year, I’ll put up a follow up.
1. Writing more original posts.
I’ve always had ideas come to me. I may even start writing posts for them, but some where along the way, I lose touch with it or I’m just too lazy to sit down and write them. So this year, I want keep them up. Whether it’s my Comparing Covers feature, my bullet journaling feature, etc.
2. Accepting less ARCs with time crunches.
It’s something I’ve been saying all year. Part of the blogging blues has to do with either deadlines to read certain books or just genre wipe out. It was fun in the beginning but the novelty of a advanced reader copy has kind of worn off. I still appreciate them for what they’re worth, but I don’t clamber to them as often anymore.
3. Commenting and visiting other blogs more.
Boy has that gone to the way side. Sorry folks, I’ll make it a plan to try and comment and visit more often. I’m still pretty busy with the house move, but I haven’t forgotten, promise. 🙂
4. Setting up that darn shop.
I was working on it with Woocommerce, but I did not like the added fees for certain features (that are really needed). So I gave up on them. I might just go with Etsy in the interim. We’ll see.
5. Reading more books.
That’s also dwindled for me. Partly, because of genre wipe out which I mentioned above. I was really into Historical Romance, but got so tired of it. I’ll still read but not as much. I’ve been branching out into YA and Fantasy. But mostly, books that have been sitting in my TBR pile for a long time. Another reason is because I’ve taken up gaming again, but really it’s all about balance.
Well, that’s all I can think of. Hopefully I can keep these resolutions.