Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years Resolutions

Well, I haven't really been on since the New Year and I think that it's important to list a few of my resolutions here. I will be posting some blogging/reading goals and also some personal goals.

Blogging/Reading Goals:

1. I woud like to be more proactive when it comes to writing my posts. I can procrastinate a bit and then I feel like I have a bunch of reviews to do. I would like to pre-write some of my posts and that way I don't have to worry so much about it. This is especially true when it comes to my weekly memes. I usually end up adding my entries much later than others.

2. I would like to host a giveaway or two or three this year. I have yet to have one and I think that it would be nice to give something back to the blogging community.

3. I would like to comment more on the blogs that I do read. I also need to comment back to those that comment on my blog.

4. I would like to up the readership on my blog. I have 23 followers right now and I am greatful for them but I would like to reach more people.

5. I would like to learn how to do more things on my blog. I know how to do basic things but I don't know how to for example add surveys or forms for giveaways. My goal is to learn how to do more than just the basic.

6. As for reading, I would like to actually hit my 100 books a year goal. The last 2 years I have read exactly 97 each time. I have been 3 books off and I would like to actually hit the mark this year.

7. I need to put a dent in my tbr pile. It has grown to astronomical proportions. I think I have over 200 books I haven't read here on my shelf. That goes hand in hand with not buying anymore books. The only exceptions I will make are if I get a gift card and also if they are free books then I can bring them home.

8. Finally, I would like to read more classic books. As of last year I think I only read like one classic book. I hold an English degree and I think after I was done my degree I went a little crazy reading mysteries and easy-reads.

My Personal Resolutions:

1. I would like to gossip a little less. I find that when I am around my group of friends I tend to gossip a bit more. I don't know why I do this but I know that it is not the best thing to be doing so I would like to curb that.

2. I would like to be a little less of a procrastinator. I oftentimes leave things to the last minute and this makes things so much more stressful than they need to be.

3. I would like to be more healthy this year. I would really like to start and stick with some sort of physical activity regimine. I also need to get my eating habits in check. I have a wedding dress to fit into and then hopefully afterwards some babies to have. This requires a bit more in the health department from me.

Well, these are my resolutions/goals for 2011. What are yours?


  1. Great goals! Pre-writing posts is a great idea, I have been really slacking on the blog posts lately! I also want to read more classics and whittle down my TBR pile. As for personal goals, I want to continue getting healthy (I started doing this in October) and spend more time with my family.

  2. Danielle- I hear you on the blog posts. I'm behind by like 4 or 5 books. It's back to school time so that's my excuse for right now. I need to stop with the excuses though. :) Good luck with your goals.

  3. Here's mine