2019 is nearly over and coming up is the start of not just another year but a whole new decade. So before I began even talking about future plans for myself and my blog I want to look back at the reading and blogging goals I made at the beginning of the year and see what I achieved and I what I didn’t.
Create a bookstagram – ✔️
Last February I created a bookish IG account which you can follow me @ savvy_reads
However from looking at my feed, most of you can observe that only posted 3 things last year. I simply felt lack of motivation to post anything and also comparing my posts to other peoples was a thing that made me not want to post at all. But 2020 is going to be very different.
Redesign my blog – ✔️
I’ve done this several times throughout 2019 because I’m not consistent with sticking to a theme/aesthetic. So I’m hoping in 2020 I’ll figure something out.
Participate in a blog tour – ✔️
YES and I’m actually surprised I actually got the opportunity to do not just one, but TWO of these in 2019. I had fun with all of them. I’ve also been invited to do some more in 2019 so I’m glad that this was a thing I accomplished.
Participate in Blogmas / Blogtober – ❌
Clearly since I barely posted anything during the last half of 2019. I just never felt compelled to do this since I hadn’t read much either.
Finish a Readathon – ❌
I came pretty close to finishing the Ghibli-a-Thon back in July (at least I think that’s when it was) but nevertheless, I failed it. I’ve decided not to participate in any read-a-thons for a while since I seem to fall victim to my mood reading habit.
Watch and review a book to movie/tv adaptation each month AND Read the book that it was based on – ❌
A feature I wanted to do on my blog that I clearly never even started. Will I think about doing this in 2020? Who knows??? wink wink.
Put myself out there more on social media and interact more with other bloggers and authors – ✔️
Technically I did this and I’m proud for following more bloggers but my interaction level at last as the year went on plummeted. But I’m taking this win.
Also on my Twitter I’ve tried to be more active but I’ve mostly just RT shitty memes and whatever.
Blog hop more! – ✔️
Again, I technically did this but I never stuck with it during the rest of 2019.
Get to 200 followers! – ❌
I DID IT FOLKS. I hit 199 followers in 2019. I think its fitting to be honest.
Keep track of reading and blogging in my 2019 bullet journal – ❌
LOL My bullet journaling for 2019 ended in January when I just gave up because I wanted it to be Perfect. So then I just filled it with random doodles and notes.
Prioritize reading and reviewing ARCs – ❌ / ✔️
Yes and no because I prioritized my ARCs for blog tours but as for the other ARCs I never got around to most of them. Even ones I did read I never reviewed. So Meh
Promote books better – ❌
I don’t know what it is because I guess nervous about promoting books because I don’t like the attention especially if the author notices it. But I know that’s good thing but like it flares my anxiety for some reason. But in 2020 I hope to do better and get over my own nonsense.
Read 40 books for my Goodreads challenge – ❌
*insert overused GOT meme*
I stopped keeping track of the books I read this year because there were plenty I started but gave up on and then some that took forever to read. I just had an awful reading year in 2019. I believe my GR 2019 reading challenge says I only read 9, I did read more than that I just never bothered to mark it down lol.
Read more historical fiction – ❌
Speaking of reading, I wanted to read some historical fiction and I ended reading more contemporaries and fantasy instead.
Read more sci-fi – ❌
I didn’t read any.
Make more discussions posts – ❌
I didn’t have it in my to make a discussion post since I’ve tried to write one and I see someone else do it better so I’ll just let the people who are good at that kind of thing do it. Does that mean that I’ll never do a discussion post? No because there are some things I do want to talk about eventually but for now I just don’t feel I’m up for it.
Write!!! + Participate in NaNoWriMo – ❌
I did technically write some, but it was mostly plot outlines and just random descriptions of stories and characters I have in my head. I also wanted to do NaNo but I don’t have a firm grasp of any of my WIPs.
Complete the PopSugar Reading + Book Riot Read Harder Challenges – ❌
Since I didn’t do much reading I failed at these two challenges. Also the books I did read only fit a few challenges. I just didn’t bother with these at a certan point.
Get more followers on Twitter – ✔️
I just hit 200 followers on Twitter recently. If you want to follow me there, here’s the link to that. Some of you may like me more or less than here but maybe we’ll be friends.
That’s that for my 2019 goals. Join me tomorrow-ish for a look at my 2020 goals. Let me know down below what your goals were for 2019 and if you achieved any or failed most of them like me.