Hello! It's been 2013 for a week, I know, but I've got some resolutions that I want to keep to this year to keep me motivated throughout, as I've kind of been bumbling along very slowly since about half-way through last year. So, here's what I hope to achieve in 2013 with my reading and blogging!
1. Read 100 books!
I've set my target at 90 as I only managed a (pitiful) 84 last year, but I really would like to read 100 again! I was so proud of myself in 2011 when I managed it, which is why I was kind of disappointed by only 84 in 2012... So 90 is my lowest target, but ideally I'd like to reach 100!
2. Blog more!
I know, I know, quality over quantity and all that, but I only posted once in December and that was kind of rubbish of me. I have a lot of school stuff to do, as I'm in my first exam year (boo!), but I think blogging is a good way to wind down and relax by doing something I love, so my goal is to blog at least semi-regularly throughout the year, with a good percentage being well-written reviews. I might also start with a schedule to keep to, to keep me motivated... Do you guys have schedules? Do they work for you? I need to be more organised with blogging so any helpful tips would be much appreciated!
3. Write reviews soon after finishing the book (same or next day)
I'm so bad this. I forget everything in between finishing and actually writing the review... I take notes though, which is more than I was doing this time last year, but still. If I leave it too long, writing the review is nearly impossible and extremely hard work that I'm far too lazy for, so I need to start writing them sooner.
4. Interact with more bloggers!
I used to talk to loads of people on Twitter, but now I tend to just talk to the same people all the time (not that I don't love you all to pieces (I do!), I just want to find new bloggers as well!) I love reading other people's blog posts so say hello down in the comments and I'll come visit if you're new! Also, COMMENTS. I must comment more! I can't expect people to comment for me if I don't comment much, so I'm going to aim for a couple of comments a day (and not just on memes), and we'll see how that goes.
6. Read more widely
I want to try new authors, new genres, new topics that I've not read about before, so that I'm well-read and don't get bored! Not that I would, but still, I want to try new things. It's a new year, so new things, right? :P
7. Read at least ONE classic
So originally I thought one a month, and then laughed at myself because that is NEVER going to happen. So I want to read at least one classic this year, because I think that's manageable, right? I read 28% of Alice In Wonderland last year, does that count? ;) I liked it, but I just had some other more exciting options... Anyway.
Hopefully these are all steps I can take to becoming a better blogger in 2013! I hope they're doable! Do you have any 2013 reading/blogging resolutions? Let me know in the comments! :)