Reading + Blogging Goals I Want to Achieve Before the End of the Year

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1. Create a bookstagram.

I’ve been inspired by the few amazing bookstagram accounts I’ve seen. I have a personal one but I’ve been thinking about getting one just for books. Although I don’t have a great camera so it won’t be as pretty as some other bookstagrams out there!

2. Complete Reading Challenges for 2018.

I just finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge the other day and I still have many more to go. Here’s a link to all the challenges I’ve been doing this year. I’m positive I won’t complete ALL of them, but I at least want to complete the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge and the PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge.

3. Get to 100 followers.

As of typing this post I’m at 95, which I’m still pretty shocked I got to that many followers in the first place. I appreciate and very grateful for everyone who is following me!!Β πŸ’•πŸ’•

4. Redesign my blog.

I’ve made a few changes lately with it being fall and I wanted my blog to have a seasonal aesthetic. But I’m talking about even bigger changes for my blog and I’m hoping to have it all done by the end of the year.

6. Post ARC reviews before or on release day.

I was good at this for the most of October with one review still pending. I definitely have a few that won’t be out for several months so it would be best to get them out of the way.

7.Β Post more reviews in general

Confession time: I don’t think my reviews are good. I don’t think they’re bad but every time I publish a review, I always think of ways I could have made something better. I think posting more reviews will at least help me figure out what I’m doing right or wrong and help me be more confidant in my reviewing and writing skills. Basically just to find my own review style is my overall goal here.

8. Make more discussion posts.

Well I don’t think I’ve ever made a discussion post ever but I always love seeing them from other bloggers out there! I think I have a discussions in mind to make one day but I just haven’t made myself focus on them.

9. Implement a book buying ban.

Definitely something I should work on. It doesn’t help that things like Book Outlet and Thriftbooks exist! Especially when I have a great library (the one I work at actually) and our library system has so many great books and it’s FREE. Also I really need to save some money for stuff I want to do with family and friends and for school.

10.Β Sign up to get books from publishers.

There’s this intimidation that comes with wanting to review ARCs but also trying to find a way that involves little interaction with people which is why places like NetGalley and Edelweiss are SUPER helpful. Sometimes not that helpful since I’ve had hard times with both (especially Edelweiss). However I definitely want to fill out a blogger form for some of these publications because even though I don’t mind reading a digital review copy, I think I prefer having a physical copy of the ARC.

11. Go blog hopping more.

One of the biggest goals for me to be honest. I’m always looking for new fellow book bloggers out there and I haven’t necessarily spent a couple of hours blog hopping like I did for a while.

12. Write.

While not a reading or blogging goal, I do wish to start writing some of my WIPs and ideas I have this year. Next year I’m hoping to participate in NaNoWriMo! I for sure I am not ready this year for it and so I’m hoping to use this year and most of next year writing whatever I think of, whether its good or bad.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully y’all liked this post. Let me know some of your goals for the rest of the year πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Reading + Blogging Goals I Want to Achieve Before the End of the Year

  1. These are some excellent goals! I actually have a lot of the same ones. I’ve had my blog for over a year now and I’ve only written a review for one book, cause I don’t feel like I’ve found my “reviewing style” yet and I get too perfectionist about it. But I think you’re right, the best way to figure it out is by actually doing it! Practice makes perfect right? I think you’re pretty good a blog hopping, you always leave such lovely comments on my posts 😊 I look forward to reading an discussions and reviews you come up with and I hope you reach 100 followers very soon πŸ’•

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    • Thank you so much!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

      I feel like a perfectionist too when it comes to my reviews as well! Yep practice makes perfect! Hopefully your find your style too! πŸ™‚

      I’m at 99 followers right now so it could be any day hopefully!! πŸ™‚


  2. You have some wonderful goals ahead of you for the rest of the year (and into next!) I am in the process of trying to finish out all of my challenges to, and I just don’t think I am going to get there. I started blogging back in February and wanted to focus on writing book reviews, but I am still working on finding my groove on what feels right. Most of my reviews focus on how the book makes me feel and less about the nuances of the novel. I hope you find your book review groove and that the last 5 followers up to 100 come easily!

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