Good morning deerlings!
It’s that time of year. You know. It’s the first week of a new year! Which means it’s time for all of the posts and conversations about goal setting and how to make 2019 the best year yet. I am a total sucker for the hype and newness of a new calendar year. So after being inspired by Rain @ Bookdragonism’s post, here I am with my bookish & blogging goals for 2019.
Do you have any bookish or life goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments!
Post twice a week here on the blog at least 50% of the year.
I would LOVE to be able to post twice a week 100% of 2019, but since I’m just getting into the habit of blogging and I work two jobs, I may not always have the time or the energy to get 2 posts up every single week. So if I can make two posts a week for 6 months out of 12 I will be EXTREMELY happy. My plan is to get enough posts ready to be 2 weeks to a month ahead by November of next year so while I’m on my honeymoon everything will be automated since I won’t have time or wi-fi to post.
Read at least 75 books
I read more than 75 books in 2018 but I had originally made a goal of 95 books and when I realized that that goal was a little much for this stage of my life, I edited it down to be a bit more manageable. I don’t know what 2019 will bring me, so I’m setting a loose goal of 75 books to see if I can hit it again. If I do, I’ll raise it for 2020.
Keep a reading journal
Especially since I’m hoping to get onto the best books of 2019 team at work this year, I really want to get into the habit of taking notes while I read and tracking my books with far more detail than just listing them on Goodreads with a general star rating. I started setting up my journal in December and spreads I currently have are: 2019 New Releases, Book Club Books to Read in 2019, CAWPILE review & rating system overview, Series to Finish in 2019, etc.
Write & post at least 10 book reviews
I enjoy reading reviews. I enjoy gushing about books. So why do I not review books publicly? Simple, I have sucked at formulating reviews over the years. But no longer! Thanks to The Book Roast, I have discovered a layout of book reviews that just makes sense to me. It’s called the CAWPILE method and I’ll leave her video here that goes through it in detail. The only thing I’ve changed to it is that I added Progression to the letter P since there really isn’t a spot to talk about that within the subcategories. Once I get into the habit of writing out my notes and thoughts in this method and if I start annotating my books (using sticky notes or the notes & highlights on Kindle), I feel like writing out the reviews will go a lot easier. Especially if I do another series review like I did for the Throne of Glass series.
Make blogger friends
I really want to make S&TS a community. It’s why Society is in my blog name. But I know that in order to do that, I need to start talking to other bloggers and interacting with their content and build those relationships. I know it will take time and effort but I’m actually really excited about it!
There you have it deerlings, my 5 bookish/blogging goals for 2019. Let me know what you think in the comments and let me know what yours are for the coming year so I can cheer you on and support you!
As always, have a great day and happy reading!