HAPPY NEW YEAR! My first post of 2015. Wow! Apologies for missing last week’s post.
It’s been so great to get back into blogging. It’s been such a big part of my life that it was awful to have to shut everything down when I needed the distraction most. 2014 was a difficult year, but 2015 is going to be so much better! Here are my goals for 2015:
#1 – Write & Read Every Day
Books ARE my life. It’s undeniable now. So, I should just embrace it, and make sure that every day, no matter how busy or stressful, includes my passion. I’m pretty sure it’ll be key to maintaining my happiness, because I love it so much, and because everyone needs a bit of downtime during the day. I’ll be making time for it – whether its just a page, a paragraph, or even a sentence – and then maybe, some of my other goals will come along more smoothly!
#2 – Read 50 Books
This might seem like a really low goal to some, but I barely read at all during 2014, so this is still a step up. Roughly speaking, it’s just under a book a week. I know I can do more, but as 2014 proved, I can do a lot less as well! Haha. I’m a terrible mood reader and I want to break this habit so bad.
#3 – Post 52 Times
That’s one post a week, every Wednesday. Not all of these are going to be review posts. I’ve got plans for a sort of monthly schedule – 2 reviews, and 2 ‘other’ posts which are still bookish, but a bit more creative and fun. This gives me plenty of time for reading, and will let me choose which books I review, so I don’t have to agonize over reviewing a book I don’t have much to say about.
#4 – Read a Broader Range of Genres
I’m terrible for snubbing books that are most likely absolutely amazing, simply because it’s contemporary, or a classic, or another genre that I wouldn’t normally pick up. I’m terrible at heavily judging books that I read, and I really want to get out of this habit. I’m missing out on so many wonderful books! This year, I am to change my habit.
#5 – Visit More Book Blogs
It’s only fair that I should repay courtesies shown to me and visit more book blogs, and make an effort to leave lots of lovely meaningful comments. It certainly helps to get involved in the community, and though I don’t expect reciprocation, it does help get my blog a bit more attention. Book blogging is entirely about the community, and I know I need to get involved more!
That’s all from me this week! See you next Wednesday, with a guest post by McCallum Morgan for the blog tour of his book, ‘A Hole In The Ice’!