2020 kicks off my 4th year of consistent blogging, and I’m so proud of 2016 me for jumping in feet first with The Lexington Bookie. *Self high-fives* Each year I push and challenge myself more to help grow this blog, and I’ve already made lots of big plans for 2020. Here’s what I aim to accomplish:
Read 96 books as my Goodreads Challenge.
I have read over 100 books the past two years, and this year, I am finally upping my committment for the Goodreads Challenge. 96 books is eight books per month, which is what I have scheduled out to review this year.
Transition posting schedule from three posts per week to four.
I have already been planning this one out, so you may have already noticed a change in the posting schedule. For 2020, I intend to follow the following schedule:
Sunday: Author spotlights, author events, book mail, book series, and reading recommendations (in no particular order)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: book reviews
Saturdays: Blogging advice, blogger spotlights
If you are interested in just one of these listed, make sure to find them by searching in the categories archives!
Hold four seasonal giveaways.
Last year, I went with the go big or go home mentality, and I bit off more than I could chew. This year, I’m taking the cautious route and going with four seasonal giveaways, which I’ll preplan for the entire year. The first will kick off in the spring, so keep an eye out for it, and spread the word!
Reach 1000 followers
I think this is my lofty goal this year. I’ve been averaging about 250 followers per year, which to me is amazing, because you’re all so supportive and have stayed with me for over three years! So trying to hit 1000 followers means I’m looking for an extra 50 followers this year. As we all know, the more followers, the more outreach, the more successful the blog, the bigger the impact! So please, spread the word and help me reach my goal!
Reach 1000 views every month
This is probably my next loftiest goal. I had some really great luck in 2019 with a few popular reviews that skyrocketed my views up over 2000 + views a month, but as the year went on, readers moved on, and my numbers dropped to a steady 1000 per month. I am still super pumped that I’m getting those kinds of stats, but again, the numbers help determine the impact and direction of this blog, so I want to keep them steady or climbing, and not continuing in a downward trend.
Continue marketing and growing outreach to the local community as a resource.
As you all can see and know, I want this blog to mean something, and not just to myself but to all of you who take the time to check out my reviews and read my thoughts. I want you to find value in the work I’m doing, and so I’m planning to promote and expand even more on the local information available here, as well as expanding what I can do for the book blogger community! I intend to be more active in the local bookstagrammer group that I started, and to promote the little libraries in town, and to share more resource information.
Additionally, I’m bringing in the experts- that’s right, my fellow bloggers! I want to showcase the awesome topics and advice that all you book bloggers have put out there, and help boost your stats too. I want to collaborate some more with fellow bookies and help cross promote important or entertaining information!
As you can see, I’ve got plans, and I really hope y’all trust me and stick around for good things to come. I can’t wait to see what you all have in store for 2020, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Categories: Growth & Discussion