My Book Blogging Goals
These are specific and often number-based goals that relate to your blog. They are milestones you want to hit or specific things you want to achieve.
I will try to get back to doing one Bitchin’ Book Blog post per week
I feel like I haven’t been publishing as many BB posts in the last few weeks. At least part of it is that I’ve run out of topics. I don’t know what kind of advice to give and I’m really relying on reader-submitted questions to answer, but those have been coming in less often.
I just really want to bring this baby back and keep posting full force!
I’d like to see Nose Graze hit 40,000 page views per month
I hit 30,000 page views in a month a while back and have been staying in that range pretty consistently. That felt like a HUGE milestone and I’m hoping I can somehow push that to 40k in 2014!
Never have more than 10 unread ARCs at once
I kind of threw the number “10” out there randomly. But, I think I’ve been keeping up with that the last few weeks. Ultimately the number 10 isn’t important to me; I’m mostly concerned about the idea of not overwhelming myself. I don’t want to drown in ARCs. I want to keep it to a manageable amount and not take on too many that it stresses me out. I’ve been doing really well with that the last few months and I want to keep it up!
These are resolutions related to book blogging. They’re things you want to change or improve upon, or things you’ve been putting off and finally want to get done. They don’t have to be number-based and can be a bit more vague. They also don’t have to relate specifically to your blog, but they should somehow relate to book blogging or the blogosphere.
I will comment on more peoples’ blogs
I’ve been SUCKING at this lately! A huge part of it is that I’m just so busy. I have reading, blogging on Nose Graze, working on bookblogging.net, doing school work, and I still want some free time! But seriously, I feel awful. Nose Graze gets a lot of great comments and I feel like I’m not paying it forward.. I want to comment a lot more, especially on the blogs that often comment on mine.
I will find new blogs to follow and subscribe to them
I feel like I’m in a bit of a blog reading rut. I follow maybe 5-8 blogs religiously (meaning I subscribe to them by email). I read those every time there’s a new post. But, that’s it. I’m never finding any new blogs that I absolutely adore and must read religiously. I want to find more! So in 2014 I’m hoping I’ll be able to expand my horizons a bit.
I will publish more “real life” posts
I’ve only done a few so far but they’ve gone over really well! Plus I’ve decided that they’re loads of fun to write. I can’t wait to start coming up with new real life topics to post about.
I will be more active on Twitter
Twitter. Bleh. It’s not that I dislike it, it’s just that I suck at being social on it. I’m not sure what my problem is. Maybe it’s because I’m not social in real life and thus I’m not super social on Twitter either. But whatever it is, I think it needs to change!
I will post more bookish photos (if not on my blog then on Twitter/Facebook)
I ADORE photography! It’s always been one of my hobbies and I’d love to somehow combine that with my love for books.
Maybe I’ll start using Pinterest
Everyone is like “Pinterest this” “Pinterest that” and I never jumped on the bandwagon. I think 2014 will be the year I finally do it! Especially if I can whip out those bookish photos I was talking about.
I will clean out my Feedly subscriptions
I doubt that this will actually happen, but here’s hoping! I have a ton of Feedly subscriptions, but probably only about 10% of those actually interest me. It would be awesome if I could weed out the ones I ALWAYS skip over.