Today is my blogoversary! SEVEN YEARS! I have been blogging for seven years!
Last year, here were my bookish resolutions...
Read what I want to read.
I read whatever I wanted when I wanted and not having the pressure to blog really made reading more fun for a while. However, my blog suffered because I was too busy reading to write.
Participate in Top Ten Tuesday…sometimes.
I don’t think I did a single top ten Tuesday last year. I wanted to do it but it just never happened.
I started querying this year! No bites yet but I’ve at least begun the process. Plus, I met my goal of having one of my manuscripts query ready by the time I had my first child in October. But once I had her…things kind of came to a screeching halt. I’ll query more this year.
This didn’t happen. I didn’t even try really. I’m too busy reading to request galleys, and to be honest, ARCs are a lot of pressure to read and review in a timely manner and I didn’t really want deadlines this year.
For 2018, it was a 50/50 split. I’m going to look at it as if the glass is half full…so go me.
And what about 2019? What resolutions do I have in store?
Keep up with my goodreads. Last year, I forgot to log a lot of the books I read and now I’ve forgotten what I’ve read. *sigh* This year, I want to log each book as I’m reading and leave a short mini review so I remember what I thought about it to help me with writing full length reviews.
Read out of my comfort zone. A little while back, I started a book club to read outside my comfort zone and it’s been a great experience to read things I never would have picked up on my own. I want to do more of that but with me picking the titles that aren’t necessarily my go-to genres.
Go to a writing/book conference. I don’t know if this will happen with a newborn, but I’d love to go to another book-related conference this year, even if it’s a writing retreat to meet other writers.
Decide if I want to keep blogging. I’ve recently had a baby and I’ve been struggling to keep up with blogging. I still read and want to write reviews but I don’t know when I’ll have the time to get it all done. Do any of you other book blogging mamas have any advice?