Top Ten Blogging and Bookish Resolutions
This is my first ever Bookish Resolutions post! It will be amazing to see if I achieve these this time next year!
1. Purge my Bookshelves!
I’ve quite a few books sitting around that I picked up before blogging, which I’ll likely not read now since discovering so many highly recommended books. Also, I used to just keep my favourite books, ones that meant something to me, or ones I’d want to reread, but since blogging I’m hoarding more than I used to, so the shelves need a gut-out!
2. Actually get some Bookshelves!
I have one small bookshelf that was full before I even started blogging, so you can imagine I am now in desperate need of some lovely bookcases. My dad decided to make them as a project, and they will be beautiful, but I’ve been waiting forever and I don’t know if I can wait much longer! My dining room literally looks like this:
3. Write More Discussion Posts!
I love discussion posts, but they take longer to put together and I often do memes and reviews, but rarely write my own discussions. So for 2015 I’d like to write more discussions, maybe one per month??
4. Try to buy less books.
I’m kidding myself with this one. I know I am. I once wrote a discussion on how I justify my book-buying, and while I still agree with that post, I’m also still buying quicker than I can read… I’m going to try and cut back a little in 2015 to reduce my TBR pile – auto-buy authors are allowed (like Maas and Hoover), and I can only buy books that are on my wishlist if they’re on a great offer – no random snap-purchases!
5. Clear My NetGalley Backlog!
I’ve already failed this miserably because my goal was to clear my backlog by New Year… oopsies? I have around 17 books to read and will not be requesting any more until I’ve read at least 10 of them.
6. Do Blog House-keeping.
I already started this a couple of weeks ago, but I want to have gone through my entire blog before I reach one year of blogging, to tidy things up a little, make sure things are named correctly and that links work etc. Yes. I have OCD and I’m slightly crazy. I’m OK with that.
7. Embrace the DNF!
I used to be awful at this, and I feel like I have gotten better, but (luckily) I haven’t felt the need to DNF for a while. I want to be strong in 2015 though, and when I do feel the need to DNF, I want to be able to do it without guilt and without the dreaded,”But what if it gets really good a couple of pages from now?” fear. No. Just, no.
8. Make a Dent in My Classics Challenge.
I’ve a terrible record for reading classics. I’m not saying I have to like them all, but I want to at least have made a decent stab at trying them. I even signed up to the Classics Club in 2014, but I still didn’t attack them with enthusiasm and wild abandon… Maybe in 2015?
9. Cross-Post My Reviews.
As well as tidying up my blog, I really need to get better at organising my shelves on Goodreads and actually cross-posting more reviews. I don’t really cross-post on Amazon or anywhere else, and I’m wondering if I should? Do any of you do this? Is it worthwhile? Let me know!
10. Attempt a Little More Photography…
I really admire blogs that make use of amazing photography, I even admire blogs that manage to use any form of photography because I am so, so bad at including real-life images on my blog. Maybe it just isn’t for me, each blog has it’s own style and maybe mine isn’t about using great photography… but it would be nice to try.
What are your bookish and blogging resolutions for 2015?? Let me know in the comments!