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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Blogging Resolutions for 2015


Happy New Year's Eve!

Weirdly, I usually make resolutions in the summer -- I guess the explanation is that I was a student forever and now have kids in school, so summer seems like a time to reflect and plan and fall is a time for new beginnings.

But my blog runs on a calendar year, so I thought, hey, why not make some resolutions. Just a few, so that I might have a prayer of achieving some of them.  Here goes....

1) Spend a little more time on social media. For me, this resolution is about balance. I had a very busy year outside the blog, and I prioritized posting and returning comments, so in 2014 I wasn't on Twitter, etc. as much as usual. This was partly a bad thing, because I missed chatting with other bloggers, but I also realized it was a good thing, because Twitter can be a place where ARC envy starts and drama lurks. So my resolution is to pop in on a regular basis, but not hang out there all day long. I'm just happier that way.

2) Run more discussion posts. I meant to do this in 2014, and then just didn't get around to it as much as I hoped. I love discussion posts, so I am really going to try to make this happen!

3) Meet more bloggers. I feel like I "know" a bunch of bloggers, most online and some in real life, but I'm always so excited when I find a great new blog. So I'm going to make more of an effort to seek out new people to talk to.

4) Try to read more books that I like. This is always a tricky one too. I like to try new things, but at the same time, I really dislike reading a book that I'm not enjoying. Toward the end of 2014, I started being pickier about requests. Then I told myself that if I was wrong about a book -- meaning that I passed on reviewing it and then read amazing things about it -- I could always read it later. 

Okay, that's probably enough. What are some of your reading/blogging resolutions for 2015?



19 comments:

  1. I haven't yet - but might do a blogger resolutions post but I would say keep doing what I started in 2014. I stopped chasing the ARC and I'm more chill about scheduling posts or taking breaks as needed. It helped me remember why I blog and I *think* I'm over both my reading and blogging slumps.

    I would like to write a few more discussion posts as well. I used to do more but this year felt like entering a land mine for expressing opinions.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  2. I'm determined to read more in 2015. I'm really busy with schoolwork at the moment but I am desperate to be able to read more because it calms me down and puts me in a better mood, so I am determined to make time to read.

    www.neverendingbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Twitter is definitely a very chatty place. I'm still getting used to it because I'm not a very social person. I mostly keep to myself but I definitely want to branch out more :D I totally understand what you mean by ARC envy haha.... I see all those ARC pics and I just want to grab them! Like can I pretty please have some? lol... I also want to do more discussion posts. I've done like two since I started my blog almost six months ago. :S

    Hope you accomplish all these goals and thanks for having such an awesome blog! Happy New Year Jen!!

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  4. I like it Jen, short and sweet! Twitter is such a curse. It's a great place to feel both left out and included. Oh well.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. I hope you have an awesome bookish 2015. I'd like to meet more bloggers, too and use twitter, because I have like... four friends there, and it's always amazing to meet someone new.
    Happy New Year!

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  6. I'm still trying to work out my resolutions! I can't think of any interesting ones. XD lol I love yours though! I see what you mean about Twitter, although I (luckily!) haven't come across too much ARC envy. I'm looking forward to more discussion posts from you! I love the topics you picked last year. But your reviews are always fabulous too. xD

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  7. for me it's hard to make more discussion posts.. i feel that people don't really care too much about them XD I need to do them though. I'm making a post like this soon :D

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  8. I used to be such a social media butterfly, but nowadays, I hardly have the time. Good luck with your goals for 2015, Jen!

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  9. Ah, I am horrible with social media-- I am on triberr and that is mostly the only thing I post on twitter

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  10. I know I definitely need to work on my social media presence for sure, I also need to cull back those who aren't following me back, and work on making sure I'm getting my posts from the blog cross-posted to the social media as well. lol. And I definitely want to run more discussion posts, which isn't something that I'm the greatest at, but if you never try or at least do it then you really can't complain. I just want some new things on the blog and to also change up some of my reading/blogging habits and make things better. *g* I'm hoping that you're definitely able to meet more of your goals. :)

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  11. I'm just like you about books request, I don't know if I would like them after. But I do DNF when I don't like one. Those are great goals, hope you archive them all!!

    Giova @ Corazones Literarios

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  12. Happy New Year!! I don't usually do many resolutions, but if I had to do something about social media would be spending LESS time on Twitter and be a lil better at visiting and commenting on blogs!

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  13. These are some awesome resolutions, Jen! Definitely agree with #3 most. I know lots of bloggers, but I'm not really a sociable person. In 2015 I want to talk more with the bloggers I already know, AND discover new bloggers and friends! <3

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  14. Happy New Year Jen!

    I need to do a bit of #1 and #3 myself! Since the new job I'm hardly on twitter and I miss it. And making new bookish friends is always good. Especially since it leads to more bookish discussions from different pov's!

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  15. Happy New Year!!!! I also hope to read more "me" books this year. I think that's common among us bloggers who are feeling a bit overloaded with ARCs. We have to keep the FUN in blogging, right? :)

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  16. My main resolutions are personal (maintain an attitude of gratitude and cultivate a heart of service) but I'd also like to review at least 1 book a month on my style blog, read more business books, and reach out more on Twitter. I've had a lot of fun in November/December and I'd like to talk to more people more.

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  17. Very reasonable blogging resolutions, Jen! Mine are pretty much the same, especially with regards to meeting more bloggers. My blog was born in 2012, but in 2014, I feel like so many new ones have popped up and I'm unsure how to keep track of them O.O I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't really met any of them meaningfully, you know? I hope to change that this year!!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  18. Happy New Year! And these sound like some good resolutions! Meeting new bloggers as well as reading books you like are really important for making you happy. I think I also need to learn how to say no a bit more as well and just get to the ones I am looking forward to. My resolution, like one of yours, is to run more discussion posts!

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  19. I've basically taken a month off of commenting on other bloggers' sites and I've missed so much! It was worth the serious and fun family time though. :) Love your resolutions! I need to read more books I like and DNF more, which is one of my goals. It's hard for me with ARCs though when it might be a 3-star book, which tend to lag for me. So hard to know... I hope it's a great year for you, Jen!

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