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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it. You can do a list of 3 or 5 or 20, whatever you decide. And you can put a spin on the topic if you need to. Each week there is a new list to create. This week the list is:

Bookish Resolutions/Goals

I've been book blogging for awhile now and have come to know my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to books and blogging. I find that setting goals keeps me grounded. So this is what I would like to accomplish this year.

1. Prepare more blog posts ahead of time

When I do this I noticed I am less stressed and enjoy blogging better. I feel more organized and less rushed.

2. Keep a better list of review books 

I used to have such a great track list that kept me organized and somehow after I started working full time, I did not keep track of all the review books that entered my home. I'm working on this.

3. Every month, read at last one book that I choose that is not part of a blog tour or review request

Pleasure reading with no expectations and no deadlines.

4. Visit more blogs and participate more by commenting

After I started working full-time, I was unable to visit as many blogs as I wanted. I'm more balanced now and making the time to visit blogs keeps me in the loop and enjoying the blogging experience again.

5. Add reviews on Amazon and Goodreads right after posting on my blog

If not, I will forget to do it!

If I can do or improve on all this, I'll be super happy!


Do you have any bookish resolutions of goals?

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  1. Loved them! I should actually get inspiration in your resolutions since they are blog-related and I'm just getting started on mine ^^

    Btw, I'm Zoe from https://homeofindieauthors.wordpress.com/ for some reason it won't let me put my URL on the comments and since you stopped by at my blog I wanted to know that I'm exploring yours ;)

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    1. Hi Zoe, thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed discovering your blog too.

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  2. Awesome list of goals! It seems to get harder and harder to keep up, doesn't it?

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    1. Yes, it does! Too many good books out there and our desire to read doesn't diminish.

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  3. A few years ago I stopped taking review requests and participating in blog tours and I never went back. It's so nice to mostly read what I like. I do occasionally only read a book for work (my book club kids pick it or it's a Summer Reading possibility), but I usually like what I read for work. Not saying you should quit those things, but pleasure reading is pretty great.

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    1. I understand. I organize blog tours so I do participate in them as I love to help authors get the word out about their books.

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  4. I 100% need to schedule more blog posts. I *had* been doing really good with that last year, always being a few weeks ahead, but then somewhere along the line it all fizzled out. Having a few blogs in the bank would make Sunday evenings way less stressful for me, lol.

    Good luck with your resolutions!

    My TTT

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    1. Exactly! I'm working on it and it's getting better.

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  5. I keep a spreadsheet of the physical review books that come into my house (e-ARCs are too hard to keep track of) and am very anal about keeping it up-to-date. I would lose my blogging mind if I didn't have my spreadsheet!

    Happy TTT and good luck with your resolutions!

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    1. I used to do that and I was so anal about it too. I knew exactly when a book arrived in my house and from whom. I'm super organized for my tours but everything else, not so much anymore, hence my goal to get back on track.

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  6. These are all great goals, Laura. I am going to try to be better about scheduling posts ahead of time. I am trying out bullet journaling this year in hopes it will help me stay more organized. I like your goal to read at least one book unrelated to tours or commitment. Good luck with all your goals!

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    1. I love bullet journaling too, but I think I need to go back to my spreadsheets for review books.

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  7. I refuse to read books as part of ARC reviews because I don't want the tension of HAVING to read and review a book that I may not like. Ha! Good luck with your goals.

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  8. Amazon and Goodreads- I definitely want to do better at cross- posting reviews this year. I'm terrible at remembering! And I do enjoy scheduling posts ahead, otherwise I'd be so behind it wouldn't even be funny.

    Good luck with your goals this year! :)

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  9. Awesome goals. One of mine is to able to Blog ahead. I failed to do that many times. Good luck with your goals. 😁❤️👍🏻

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  10. All good goals I could use too. *Sigh*.

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    1. You do pretty well!! It always feels like the grass is greener on the other side, doesn't it?

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