2017 Blogging & Reading Goals

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Can you guys believe there are only a few days left in 2016?!  I sure can’t…wasn’t summer like, last week?  This past year has been such an experience, especially when it came to blogging.  I made this blog back in February, and I’ve certainly learned a lot!  So far, my blogging experience has been very positive, but now that I’ve been at it for a while, I think it’s time to set some new goals in place!  Likewise, I had a pretty great reading year, but it’s definitely time to set some new goals in place for next year’s reading as well!  So, let’s get started!

2017 Blogging Goals

  • Be consistent.  That is probably my biggest goal for 2017, and it will really tie in with every other goal of mine.  When I first created my blog, I was super consistent with posting.  Every Saturday I posted a review, I did every Top Ten Tuesday, etc.  The past couple of months though, I have gotten a little…relaxed, and while that is totally fine, and honestly, I think it was just what I needed to get motivated for next year, I think it is time for me to get consistent and organized again!
  • Post 2 reviews a week.  I’ll admit, this is going to be an ambitious goal for me, but I’m going to try my best.  Ideally, I want to get a book review posted every Wednesday and Saturday.
  • More Movie Mondays.  I really love the idea of Movie Monday, and I’ve been pretty happy with the ones I have so far.  I just need to be more consistent with it!  Movie Monday. Twice a month/every other week.  It’s happening!
  • Friday Discussions.  I’m still in the planning stages for this goal, but I really want some type of discussion post on my blog where I can talk about books and bookish hot topics and my thoughts and your thoughts.
  • More creativity.  I want to write more posts that are solely mine.  I love things like Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday, etc. but I really want to have more independent posts, too.   Maybe I’ll have a bookshelf tour, or maybe I’ll post about what got me into reading?  More posts like that!
  • Interact more.  This is another thing I used to do that I just haven’t lately!  I really want to read and comment on other bloggers’ posts.  I want to find new blogs and form more friendships.  I want to join more readathons and just participate with other bloggers more!

2017 Reading Goals

  • Read 55 books.  That was my goal for 2016, and right now I’m in the middle of book #51.  So, I might make it this year…or might change my Goodreads goal to 50… 😉
  • Read at least 1 classic per month.  I started that out strong in 2016, but I haven’t picked up a classic since August!  Last year I participated in The Pretty Books’ Classic Challenge, and while she is not continuing to host the challenge next year, I still plan on continuing the challenge by myself in my own way. Her challenge really pushed me to read more classics than I would have (even if I stopped in August…oops), and I really want to continue that next year!
  • Read the books I’ve been putting off.  There are several books on my TBR that I’ve been meaning to read, and yet I still haven’t!  Mostly the problem is the size of some of these books, but others I’ve just put off for one reason or another.  Some of these books include:
  • Reread.  There are so many amazing books out there, that I usually feel like I have to keep reading books I’ve never read!  That being said, I want to reread some favorites.  I want to see if they’re still my favorite, and also remember why I loved them so.  Rereading books can be so nice and just as an incredible experience as reading a book the first time around.

 

That about sums up my reading and blogging goals for next year!  I hope you had a great 2016, and even if you didn’t, I hope 2017 will be the best one for you yet!

Happy New Year!

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7 thoughts on “2017 Blogging & Reading Goals

  1. Donna says:

    Good luck with your goals! 🙂 I had set my reading challenge to 30 for 2016 so I’m gonna aim higher for the year to come. I love having a schedule to make sure I post regularly but sometimes I don’t have the time nor the inspiration to write posts. I hope I can keep up with the planning I have had for a few weeks.

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