I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, mainly because the method of small changes tends to work best for me when I’m trying to adopt a new habit or modify an old one. But I do have some goals that I’m planning to work towards in the new year in regards to my reading and blogging habits.
1. Choose what I want to read, when I want to read it. I’ve talked about this a bit before, but I’ve slowed waaay down on accepting books for review. I very rarely visit NetGalley and Edelweiss anymore and only agree to do book tours when it’s something that I really want to read.
2. Set manageable reading goals. I’ve only signed up for one challenge in 2014, and I’ll continue working towards my longer-term Classics Club goal. I almost managed to meet my overall goal of reading 75 books in 2013 (I read 73), but I’m going to bring that number down to 70 for this year.
3. Post once a week. Yep, that’s it. I may end up posting more often, but that will only be if I want to. And I may not always post about books–I might decide to pull some of my other interests into the blog this year.
4. Remember that I’m doing this for fun. I started this blog for fun, to make reading and writing a priority in my easily overbooked free time, and that’s how I mean to go on.
I’m hoping that 2014 is going to be a time of cutting back and focusing on what’s really important and meaningful to me. I’m planning to allow more time for the unexpected, both in life and in my reading choices, and I’m going to try to not commit myself to things that don’t bring me real satisfaction or growth.
Happy New Year to all of you out there in blogland–may 2014 be your best one yet.