I decided to participate in a book blogger event I saw posted on Bookish Ardour. I really enjoyed Bonnie’s post today and it got me thinking. I was struggling to come up with a focus topic for Modify Monday and this week’s prompt helped me a great deal!
Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
Today’s Topic: Happy 2013! What are your blogging goals for the new year? Are you making any changes or testing out new ideas for reviews or organization? Have you joined any challenges?
What are the trends you noticed in blogging from 2012 and what do you hope to see for the blogging community in 2013?
One of my big blogging goals is to be more consistent and stick to a schedule. It kind of plays into my all-around goal of prioritizing and making time for me. Too often in 2012 did I set myself aside for others’ needs. As part of that, I’m trying to conceptualize how I will post book reviews. I’m debating whether to set aside a specific day to post reviews, or if I should just go with a “post a review no later than a week after the book has been finished.” I’m going to have to decide soon because I just finished American Gods and I need to post about it!
One thing I noticed in 2012 (and was guilty of myself) was committing to way too many challenges! I tried to participate in over a dozen different challenges last year. Eventually I reached a point where I just wanted to read what I wanted to read, not figure out which books I could read to fit into X category for a challenge. A few other bloggers also dropped out of some challenges throughout the year. As I finalize which challenges I want to complete in 2013, I’m going to keep that in mind. Reading shouldn’t be a source of stress!
Any other book bloggers out there? What are some of your goals and challenges (book reading or otherwise)?