Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!
1. Read less.
Read less is probably a shocking goal on a list like this, but I honestly need to do it. I read way too much last year. Reading is amazing for all sorts of reading, but I think I need to spend a little less time reading and more time living.
2. Request less ARCs.
I need to get pickier. In the past few years, I’ve gone a little NetGalley crazy. We’re all guilty of it at some point. I usually like the books I request from there, but they started taking over my reading. I need to get back to reading some of the books I already own. I’ll still be requesting ARCs, but only for tours I really want to do
3. Read more variety.
If you read my blog, then you know I mainly focus on romance. I need to slip in some other genres more often. Branch out and all.
4. Focus on reading and not reviewing.
The pressure to have a review for every book and every day is overwhelming. When I started blogging, I was going to do 2 to 3 reviews a week. This snowballed and I ended up doing a review almost 5 days a week. That’s insane. I felt like I was flying through books and not giving my best to my reviews. I already started this fall, but I’m sticking with around 3 reviews a week.
5. Review content.
I need to up my game on my review content. I feel like a lot of my reviews are starting to sound similar.
6. Blog commenting.
I follow so many blogs now that commenting has become harder. I want to focus on reading other bloggers reviews and really commenting on the content of them. It may mean I comment less in general, but I want it to count.
7. Participating in memes.
I’ve really shied away from book tags in the past year. I am not sure if I’ve just done most of them, or I haven’t wanted to take the time to explore more of them. I’ve mostly just been focusing on the Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday memes. I think I’ll keep doing that this year, but not put the pressure on myself to have a post for each Tuesday or Wednesday if I’m too busy with life.
8. Read more with my daughter.
My daughter and I used to read together nightly. Now that she’s a big 4th grader, she can read on her own. We haven’t been spending that quality time with me reading out loud to her. I want to get that special time back, so this month I started reading out loud to her again before bed when it’s possible. We started with A Wrinkle in Time. I loved that book as a kid and want to see the movie.
9. Be more active on Goodreads.
I used to spend a lot of time in a particular Goodreads group. I miss participating in their posts and buddy reads. I’m hoping resolutions 2, 3 and 4 help with this one.
10. Book + Main Bites.
I signed up for this site/app when it began. I still don’t get it. I rarely go on it, and I feel like I should be checking it out more to support authors. I need to figure it out this year!
Do any of these goals sound familiar to you? Are you aiming to do the same? What are your goals?