Let's Talk About | My 2016 Blogging and Bookish Resolutions

It’s a new year, and that means I have a couple of bookish, and blogging resolutions & goals, and I want to share them with you. Mostly for myself honestly, because then it’s out there, and I think I’ll feel more compelled to actually try and meet those goals then. Or at least, let’s hope so. I didn't want to pressure myself too much, so there aren't all that many goals for me to meet. But the few there are, I feel like I can accomplish in one way or another.

Blogging goals & resolutions

Post at least three times a week
I didn’t really blog anything for most of last year, and I want to change that. I’m not sure it’s going to happen right away, but I’m hopeful that it will change, and I will start posting more sometime this year. It may be a little overly ambitious for me, but you’re allowed to be that from time to time, right?

Post more reviews
I have a hard time writing reviews. I always feel like I somehow need to write an entire essay on my thoughts on the books I read, which isn’t necessary at all. I need to get used to the thought of writing reviews, even though they may not be that long, because I love sharing my opinions on the books I read.

Write the reviews after I’ve read the books
This is a goal that sort of goes with the one before. When I finally decide to actually write a review, I end up putting it off, multiple times, and all of a sudden, it’s been a month, and I remember nothing about the book. This year, I want to be better at writing my thoughts down as quickly as I can, after I finish a book.

Use twitter more
It's not directly blogging related, but it's near enough. I really like twitter, and I want to use it more. I think it's such a great way to connect to other bloggers, and even authors, which is why I want to start using my twitter account more. 

Bookish goals & resolutions

I’ve decided to not actually participate in any reading challenges this year. Well not officially at least. I do have the ‘Popsugar’ reading challenge printed out, but completing it is not really a priority of mine. Not at all really, but it's a fun little thing to look at from time to time. Also, it can be helpful when I don't know what to read. The only challenge I have really set myself this year is my goodreads goal. My goal this year is to read 75 books, and I think that I can manage that. Last year I read 61 books, but I was practically in a reading slump from August to December, so I think I can make it to 75 this year. 

I have a couple of other goals besides my goodreads one, and I think it's actually something I can manage. I didn't want to set too many, and too big goals, because I know that would just frustrate me more than it would help me. But I think I've come up with some good ones, and ones that I can actually keep this year.. (because last year they went to hell after the first month.. oops)

Read the books on my 16 in 2016 list
I didn't read all of the books I wanted to read in 2015. Therefore I have made a list of 16 books that are very high on my want to read list, and I feel like I need to get to this year. I'll do another post where I talk about those 16 books, and it'll probably be up in a day or two.

Read the books I get from the library
I use the library a lot, and I check out a lot of books at a time. That's a problem, because I can't read that many of them in a month. So, along with reading all the books I get from the library, I want to check out less books at a time.

Slow my roll on the book buying
Honestly, I don't buy books all that often, but then when I do buy them, I buy in bulk. Usually, they are ebooks, and as they are cheaper, I get a lot for not that much money. I mean, I love having so many books to choose from - but I can't keep track of all of them, and it's getting a little out of hand. So this year I want to try and slow down on my book buying a little. Just a little, because a complete 'book buying ban' would not work for me at all.

Try to step out of my comfort zone
Seriously though, I read a lot of contemporary - probably 90% of everything I read can be categorized as that. This year I really want to try and get out of that comfort zone a little bit, and perhaps delve into some fantasy, or even some science fiction.

So these are my blog & bookish resolutions for 2016. Do you have any reading resolutions/goals for the year?

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