Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Resolutions
Every year, the thing to do is make resolutions. I suppose the idea is starting a new year better than how the last was lived. Now in the interest of full disclosure I’ve never been one to make resolutions nor am I particularly “into” the idea of them. That being said, there is a lot good to be said for them and that doesn’t stop me from making goals in every New Year. The trouble comes in in not following them. This is most often my downfall.
Broke and Bookish December 5th
Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016
(can be bookish, personal resolutions, "I resolve to finally read these 10 books, series I resolve to finish in 2015, etc.)
Today, I’ve decided to use this prompt for blogging and bookish resolutions and/or goals. I have plenty of both and perhaps by writing them down I’ll be creating some accountability and maybe, just maybe, I’ll follow through on some. Let’s get this list started.
This is actually one item on the list I will follow through on. Once I get started I don’t mind organizing my bookshelves in the least. Sure it’s “work” (removing all those books is a bit of a chore), but it’s mostly fun “work” which is never a bad task. In fact, I may get to this project this week, depending, and certainly should see it done before January closes if nothing else.
While I’m reorganizing, I’ll also need to weed out any novels that I just don’t see myself reading again or ever. I’ve got a crazy amount of boxes already however I go through again each time I organize and can come away with another box or two at the end.
Once upon a time I was actually an organized blogger instead of coming down to the wire, which involves putting posts together forty five minutes prior to publication (as I'm doing now). I'd relish getting back into the habit of having 3, 4, 5, 6 posts drafted and ready to go for a week and a half out. For a blogger, that's a great feeling.
2015 involved big changes in my review books. I cut way back on the number of novels I requested from tour companies which kind of hurt yet at the same time was good for me. This year I’m looking for (perhaps) a bit more in the way of cutting back, but primarily, I want to find some balance in the tours and/or books I do request or sign up for. Meaning, I’d like to participate in more of a variety of publicity tours rather than just one source or the like. For example, I always enjoy reviewing for inspirational publicity firm Litfuse, but I haven’t joined their tours for a long time. Or I’d also like to get involved in more YA markets because, slowly but steadily, I’m discovering more of what I like within that blanket genre.
Since some new things (responsibilities, happenings) were added to my life in 2015, I'd like to strike a balance between my writing, business and blogging life. Finding what works and what doesn't will help tremendously, so discovering the sweet spot is certainly a must goal.
Visiting the top ten Tuesday participants blogs (most of which are new bloggers) reminded me how much I enjoy "meeting" new bloggers. I enjoy conversing with fellow book nerds because, seriously, this book community is pretty neat. ♥
Since my review TBR (a term I use referencing books sent to me by authors, publishers or publicists at my request/acceptance) keeps me so busy, I don’t read many of the bookshelf TBR. Of late, I have been trying to sneak in at least one book a month from my shelf, which is then the book review contribution to Silver Petticoat. Either way, I’d like to think cutting down on my unread bookshelf books in 2016 is possible.
This has been years in the making. This needs to happen.
What are some of your 2016 resolutions? Or do you make any?
Comment down below with your hopes - bookish or otherwise, for 2016!
Happy New Year and happy Tuesday, friends.
My thanks - as always, for your visit.