Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015“.
1. Get my NetGalley feedback to approval ratio above 75%
Getting my NetGalley ratio to above 80% was actually one of my goals for this year. I obviously didn’t reach it or this wouldn’t be a 2015 goal, but I did get my ratio from around 16% to 60%, so not a bad start!
2. Read at least 12 books that I own
I talked at the beginning of this year about how bad I am for reading books I own – in 2013 I read only about a third of the books I bought. I’ve not done the maths for 2014 yet, but I know I still don’t read from my shelves as much as I’d like. In 2015, I’d like to take a little bit of a step back from review copies and make sure I read at least one book off my shelves each month.
3. Update my 101 Fantasy Project list and read 12 books off the list
I read 14 books from my 101 Fantasy Project in my first year which was a pretty great start. I’d like to update the list (adding in a few that have come to my attention, removing a few I’m no longer interested in etc) and read another 12 books from it.
4. Reformat old reviews for UBB
When I switched to self-hosted, I immediately bought the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin, which I love. Unfortunately, all my pre-move reviews need to be formatted so that they’ll appear in the automatic review archives. I’ve got 64 left to do!
5. Review 52 books
I wrote a total of 43 book reviews this year – not bad, but still not as high as I’d like.
6. Host the Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge (and take part!)
This year will be my first year hosting a reading challenge, which I’m pretty excited about! It’s all about reading other bloggers’ favourite reads, and I’m looking forward to it!
7. Try out monthly TBR lists
I’d like to try posting a monthly TBR list and goal post, to see if that helps me with being organised! I’m taking on fewer reading challenges this year, and I really want to keep on top of them rather than having a last minute scramble!
8. More discussions/other post types
I love blogging about books, but I also like playing around with other things too – yes I’m a reader, but that doesn’t mean I’m not also an animal lover, a nail varnish obsessor, a gamer, etc etc. Some of my most fun posts to write (and my most popular posts!) are the non-bookish like my filofax for studying, or the bookish-with-a-twist, like the Hunger Games Ring of Fire drinking game. In 2015, I want to focus on having fun with blogging, whether that means writing a discussion post or posting a recipe!
9. Leave more comments
I have a love/hate relationship with commenting – I love commenting, in that I love showing support to another blogger when their post really resonates or I love their review, I love when I have something to add to the conversation etc. Unfortunately, I most frequently comment on my phone when I’m at uni on my lunch break, and I hate commenting on my phone because I often (and I mean OFTEN) manage to delete my entire comment or have it fail because I wasn’t logged in etc. I know because of that I don’t leave as many comments as I’d like to, and I want to get better at this in 2015!
10. Interact more!
I’m pretty useless at social media. I had a blog facebook when I was StudentSpyglass – I don’t think I ever used it. I have a blog Pinterest – I don’t use it. I have a blog twitter which I do actually use, but I suspect not enough! I love chatting with other bloggers (when I actually do it!) so I’m determined to do more of it this year. (On a related note I was thinking of setting up Instagram, perhaps instead of Pinterest. Any thoughts? Are you instagram obsessed or instagram-phobic?!)
What are your resolutions for 2015?