2020 Reading / Blog Goals

I’m sure some people read just to read, but I like to really challenge myself in new ways every year. This year I plan to be more diligent with my choices.

Reading Goals:

  • Let’s start with the main one: Reading 80 books in 2020. Last year my goal was 65, and I managed—somehow—to read 90.
  • Complete the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. I participate every year, but I don’t think I try hard enough.
  • I want to be picky with the books I pick up. I had a very mediocre reading year last year. I found a few new all-time favorite books, which I’m happy about, but I really want to read non-spoiler reviews, and read the synopsis carefully. I know that doesn’t mean I’ll even enjoy the book, but I’ll be happier knowing I took the time to think it through.
  • NetGalley, NetGalley, NetGalley. Discipline, discipline, discipline. I need to focus on reading books from NetGalley before they come out. I’m at 39% right now, which is very sad, so this is one of my BIGGER goals this year. This will also play along with being more diligent with what I pick up / request.
  • Write down more quotes. I decided to create a Google Doc and label it 2020 quote master list. I read so many library books that I never think about writing down quotes. This year I will make it a requirement for myself.

Blogging Goals:

  • Be consistent! I’m truly terrible at this. 2019 was a weird internet year for me. We cancelled our internet and got a hotspot. Well, we plan on going back to our regular internet. I hope that will motivate me to be more consistent.
  • Upgrade. I say this every year. I don’t think I need to discuss it. I just want to have more freedom with my blog. I know it’s not really all that important.
  • Be creative. I want to think of more interesting content to post about. I’m sure y’all are sick of book reviews, tags, and wrap ups. I don’t have a super creative mind, so please bear with me.
  • Reach 500 followers. This one is more of a “when it happens, it happens” type of situation. Just a little milestone I want to keep in mind.

That’s it! I know they’re not extensive goals, but I think they’re realistic. 500 followers might be asking too much, but like I said, it’ll happen when it happens! These are some of my favorite posts to read, so I figured I would post one as well—hold myself accountable.

One more thing—If you have any type of content suggestions, please leave them down in the comments. I’m definitely open to new ideas!

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Blogging/Bookish Goals for 2019!

  • Upgrade my WordPress account. 

The main reason for this is that I need a change, and it’s hard to do that when you are limited in what you can do with the blog. For example, I can’t upload all the pictures in the world, and I don’t have that many options for themes that I can use. It does cost a pretty penny to upgrade, but I think it will be worth it in the long run.

  • Focus more on the quality of what I am reading rather than the quantity.

I tend to focus more on how many books I read a month or in a year, and I forget the content. There’s nothing worse than talking about a book with someone and failing to remember what you read. It’s frustrating, and I am going to work on it I promise.

  • Write more blog posts/Write more of a variety of blog posts. 

I struggle to come up with my own ideas when it comes to blogging. I aspire to be a blogger that does something like start a tag.

  •  Don’t request books unless I’m excited for them!

I have been blogging and actively reading for over a year now, and every once in a while I will request books I don’t care all that much for. This will be a goal for me until I stop that terrible habit.

  • Work on grammar/punctuation when blogging. 

I admit that I am not great at writing, but I love to blog. It’s a struggle and always has been since I was in school. I am going to try my hardest to make sure everything is correct to the best of my ability. I apologize to anyone that reads my posts and cringes at the grammar and punctuation. 

If you enjoyed this, then give it a like and follow my blog. Be respectful and happy reading! 

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