Hello dear readers. I hope all is well with you. I hope life is treating you well, and the words on the pages keep you hooked on your books.
2019 is officially over. It seems like it flew by, and I can’t believe I just completed my first full year of blogging.
There were some ups and downs for sure, but we weathered through them…and now we are in 2020!
If you haven’t checked out whether I completed 2019’s goals, check them out here.
I’m going to give my 2020 goals, both for the social media, and my reading goals. This will probably be a long post…so bare with me.
I’m going to start with my reading goals for 2020. I am still amazed at the people who can find the time to finish 100+ books a year. I don’t understand how they have the time or money to finish that many, but I tip my hat too them. You are truly worthy of calling yourself a reader.
I, on the other hand, am going to set the bar much lower. Since I prefer the books that are around 700-1,000 pages, and I don’t find as much time to read as I’d like to.
I am going to shoot for 12 full books this year, and 10 short stories (or something similar)…and yes audiobooks will count in these numbers.
I’m hoping to exceed these numbers. I want to find a nice local park I can go to in the summer and just lay there and read for hours on end.
I’m excited to get myself back in to reading heavily again, and I have more than enough books to read.
I won’t be counting manga reading in these numbers, because I read through several of those chapters a week.
Social media goals are another story.
I didn’t hit a lot of social media goals, which upset me, but this year I am going to hit them for sure, even if it kills me.
I was disappointed I didn’t hit my Twitter goal, but I am going to spend more time interacting with my fellow bloggers, and I am going to reach that 325 follower count.
I had a nice initial rush of followers on Instagram, but it died off pretty quickly. I stepped away from it for a while, but I have a few ideas to hopefully get back into the game.
I started a Facebook page to share my thoughts and opinions with others, in a book club style group. I didn’t figure out all the rules and regulations for it at first, and I quickly lost interest in it, but I want to try again. I think it will be a good opportunity for people to share their thoughts in a slightly more permanent place than Twitter.
Goal #4: Blog
My blog grew much slower than plenty of other people’s that I noticed, but there are many factors to that reasoning. I am happy for their success, but I am undervaluing my skills and going to shoot lower. I think I can do better than 300 followers, but anything higher will be a success.
Those are the main goals I want to achieve in 2020 with On My Bookshelf. They are probably the most important to em personally, but I do have a few minor goals that I want to work towards through the year…so here they are:
- Host 2 giveaways (one for Christmas and one for hitting 300 followers)
- Have 5 collaborations with authors or other bloggers this year
- Create a blogging award (not specifically for book bloggers)
- Create new look for this blog
- Create a blog mascot
- Make significant progress on my book
I hope 2020 goes well for you all, and I hope that you are able to stick to your goals and resolutions. I’m not a big fan of the saying ‘New Year New Me” but it’s true….let 2020 be your year!