I know; I’m already starting the year late. It’s only three days, though! That isn’t too bad! I didn’t even know if I was going to do this post, but I decided I needed to have people to hold me accountable for my plans. Maybe I’ll follow through with my schedules and resolutions since they’ve found a home on the world wide web.
For 2014 (it’ll take a while to get used to that!), I have a tentative schedule planned out.
- Monday: Book Review
- Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
- Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday ONLY if I don’t like the Tuesday topic
- Thursday: Random something post… It may be something like Confessions of a Teenage Reader, a bookish event, or another series I’ll start.
I’ve come to realize the cold hard fact of my life: I will never post on the weekends. I cannot be trusted to keep up my posts while there are people to see, things to do, and books to read! I also think I’ll do a monthly wrap up and post all the books I’ve read and do a little summary and updates.
Let’s take a moment to reminisce about 2013:
- I began the blog in July after being too lazy to start one for months.
- I went to Decatur Book Festival and met some authors and John Lewis.
- I went to the first annual Books Down South and met Romily Bernard and Laura Templeton.
- I made the most adorable business cards!
- I met some wonderful bloggers via Twitter.
Now, for my 2014 resolutions. 2013, despite the beginning of my blog, wasn’t the greatest year. I’m blaming that on the unlucky number 13, and I know 2014 will be fantastic.
- Get 100 followers
- Read 75 books
- Keep to my schedule!
- Become more involved in the blogging community
- Use Twitter and other social media sites more
- Become more tech savvy concerning my layout, images, widgets, etc…
- Make my book reviews better quality– taking notes as I read, writing down quotes…
As for my real life goals, I need to be more outgoing. I absolutely loathe small-talk, and I avoid it at all costs. Unfortunately, it’s hard to meet new people with that strategy. I need to put myself out there and try to enjoy pointless conversations about the weather!
Also, I noticed an adorable idea as I scrolled through the layers of the Internet. I’m going to start writing down good things that happen to me throughout the year and keep it in a jar. Hopefully, I’ll keep up with it. I do pretty well keeping up with my bookmark collection and amount of books read, so maybe I’ll be able to continue this, too. The scraps of paper I write on may say something ordinary such as going to a wonderful movie or extraordinary like venturing to Minnesota to go to the mall of America.
I hope everyone had a glorious 2013, and I hope everyone’s 2014 will be even better!