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Goals & Resolutions

Here is a collection of my blogging goals and New Year Resolutions for The Lexington Bookie (from most recent to least recent).

 

2019 Goals & Resolutions

With the start of 2019, I am officially celebrating the THREE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY of The Lexington Bookie! It all began in 2016 with the resolution to start a blog and read more books, and I can honestly say that every year since has gotten me more and more hooked in the book blogger universe… read more here!

  • Become self-hosted!
  • Host a Giveaway every month.
  • Reach 500 followers
  • Reach 500+ views every month
  • Support and give back to the bookish community.
  • Become active on Edelweiss.
  • Read 50 books (and same for the Goodreads Challenge).

Results:

To be determined in December 2019!


2018 Goals & Resolutions

2017 had a lot of ups and downs for me, but overall it’s been a huge year of self growth, personally and professionally. In terms of this lil’ blog, I’m starting to get a good sense of where I want it to go, and what I’m doing. Where it all started as a way to keep track of everything I’ve read, it’s truly become a fun creative outlet for me. I hope to continue exploring the book-blog world and seeing how far I can take The Lexington Bookie in 2018.

  • Read 50 books, but surpass the goal by more than last year’s margin.
  • Do the Goodreads Challenge (50 Books)
  • Give back to the local reading community, somehow.
  • Reach 250 followers on the blog.
  • Upgrade blog to a Personal WordPress Plan, and own my domain name.

Results:

To date, this has been the best reading year I’ve had, and the biggest growth on my blog yet… read more here!

  • Read 112 books, more than double my goal, thanks to my discovery of audiobooks!
  • Finished the Goodreads Challenge!
  • I created a Little Free Library and had it approved to be posted in town.
  • I reached, then surpassed, 250 followers on the blog!
  • I made the leap and upgraded my WordPress plan. I decided it wanted to take this blog seriously and run it like a business, so this was a big first step!
  • Additionally, I joined NetGalley and started receiving my first book review requests.

 


2017 Goals & Resolutions

After a successful first year of blogging, I wanted to push myself more and explore the book blogging world.

  • Read 50 books, or about one book a week.
  • Post about one a week, with a goal of 50 posts.
  • Complete the #unreadbookshelfproject, in which I was to read all the unread books on my physical bookshelf (30 books).
  • Hold my first giveaway and Instagram challenge.

Results: 

  • I’ve read 60 Books
  • Posted 72 Blog Posts
  • Completed the #unreadbookshelfproject… only to join Goodreads and add almost 90 books to my want-to-read shelf.
  • Held first giveaway, but did not succeed in creating and hosting an Instagram challenge.
  • Additionally created social media accounts for The Lexington Bookie through Twitter and Instagram.

 


2016 Goals & Resolutions

I started this blog to achieve the following resolutions:

  • Read more books.
  • Start and maintain a book blog, in which I discuss the books I have read.

Results:

After my first year of blogging, I would say I have followed through on my resolutions!

  • Successfully read 32 books
  • Reviewed 32 books

 

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