You all have seen what I have planned and committed to for 2020 on my Goals and Resolutions post, so you know that I wanted to give more bloggers the spotlight in a new blog series- the Blogger Spotlight- here on The Lexington Bookie.
To kick off 2020, I have been looking to the blogger community to see what goals you all have for the new year! I’ve found some awesome book bloggers who shared some of their blogging goals (and included links to their full posts!) for a little inspiration and motivation.
MAKING MY BLOG BETTER: I’ve been blogging for a while, but I started loving my blog in the last week of August. It was kind of like the renaissance for my blog. I was just doing it perfunctorily before that, and I wasn’t even sure what I wanted and why and how. In August, however, I knew I wanted to take this hobby of mine seriously, and I did it, and I was rewarded. I’m so thankful that I have followers and amazing friends who are so supportive of my blog and are always there to encourage me. I really want to continue blogging in 2020 and write amazing posts and improve my content for myself and for y’all. I might not be able to post every day, but I want to continue it and make my blog better.”
- Post at least once a week on my blog
- Reach 400 followers
- Comment/like/interact with other bloggers more
“For my blog, I’d like to include more of my own pictures. I rely heavily on the free pictures from Canva and Pexels because they can quickly add that cozy element to my blog that I love so much. And while I do my best to make my life cozy, it’s not always picturesque. I’m going to try to snap more photos in 2020 and use those for my banner photos to personalize my blog even more. ”
I hope to read further out of my comfort zone, especially reading more translated fiction and feminist fiction, I feel that would satisfy my need for personal ‘growth’.
I have created, and am holding myself to, a reading schedule to catch up on my arcs. If everything goes according to plan, I should be caught up around April and can then focus on keeping up with upcoming releases rather than late ARCs. Pray for me.
Get My Owned TBR Down to Less Than 50 Books
I have about 100 unread books on my shelves between physical books, e-books, and audiobooks. I did a good job of not purchasing any books in 2019, but somehow I still ended up with the same number of unread books (even though I read over 100 books- how does that even happen?).
This year, I want to focus on reading the books I already own. I want to read at least half of the ones I had prior to 2020, and continue to keep that number down.
I always tell myself that I’m going to use sticky notes in my books to mark the quotes that I love, but I always forget. It would be nice to be able to flip through my books and reread the parts that I loved.
Reorganizing/Catalogue update of Bookshelves! Before I can even get to my ‘read my TBR’ goal I need to do an inventory and see exactly what I have that is unread so I can make a massive TBR list and go from there. I’m pretty organized when it comes to my shelves, but I haven’t gone through and done a full matching up with my online catalog vs my shelves in a while and my catalog is wonky when it comes to genre because I didn’t tag everything correctly, so….inventory it is. I‘ve already been working on this and hopefully will finish up later today. So far I’m up to over 600 unread books in speculative fiction alone. YIKES.
Get back into bookstagram. I’ve been so back and forth with my bookstagram over the last couple of years. I want to put a lot more focus into starting my account up again. I’ve had fun with it in the past, so I really want to get back into it. I also loved following other accounts and checking out all the new books and bookish items. I haven’t really gone through my bookstagram feed in months, so I am probably missing out on so much! Hopefully I can get some new ideas and start it up again.
I’m a very passive social media user, but I’m going to try to be more active this year and try to promote all the books and authors I’m loving and anticipating. I still think I’m far away from weighing in on any hot topic discussions though.
I also want to start creating a little original content like book tags, recommendations lists, discussion posts etc. I’m obviously still gonna be very hesitant about doing it all but I hope I’ll get over myself and give it a try.
I hope these bloggers leave you feeling inspired, and help motivate you to not only set your own goals and resolutions, but to exceed them as well!
Categories: Blogger Spotlight