Sunday, December 31, 2017

My 2018 Reading & Blogging Goals

My 2018 Reading & Blogging Goals

Rather than completing a reading challenge in 2017, I decided to mix things up a bit and set the following goals for myself:
  1. Read all of the ebooks on my Kindle
  2. Complete multiple TBR takedowns
  3. Complete a series my boyfriend and I own
  4. Stop being so stubborn about DNFing

I was successful in only one of these goals... but to me it was the most important; Stop being so stubborn about DNFing! To help me do this, I created a DNF Policy. Since then, I haven't looked back!

While I wasn't as successful with my goals as I had hoped, I have decided to follow a similar process this year.

Let's dive in!

My 2018 Reading & Blogging Goals

My book blogging goals: 

Stay on top of updating my review archive page.
I let myself fall behind on this way too many times this year... While I don't think updating it daily will work out, I aim to update the page at least once a week.

Participate in 1 or 2 online book events.
I participated in a few events this year and met a bunch of amazing people because of it! I will definitely have my ears and eyes open for bookish events again this year. 

Find a new weekly meme to replace the ones that have gotten stale.
I have had my eye on a number of these memes. To me, it's really important to be consistent with my participation, so I want to make sure I pick a real keeper, not just one I'll participate in once or twice and then bail.


Continue adding to my testimonial page.
I have had a number of authors and publishers provide me with some very kind words. In 2018, I'd love to continue adding to this page!

My reading goals:

Complete all honest review requests on time.
I have a massive spreadsheet that I use to track my Honest Review Requests. As I have changed up my policy, I am actually booked straight through 2018 already! However, reading slumps and general life events can certainly still get in the way of my schedule, so it is my top priority to get the requests fulfilled on time. 

Read all of the books on my shelves that I own but haven't read yet.
Ha. This one is a bit of a stretch, but I promised my fiancĂ© that I would get our shelves under control. Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)


Re-read the books I have been meaning to re-read.
This is a very loose goal. I have a whole list of books that I want to re-read, but we'll see if I can make it happen. I was only able to re-read five books in 2017.

Complete the 2018 Library Love Challenge
I have set my goal at "Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books." Click here to learn more about the challenge!


Thanks for reading!
I'd love to hear what your reading goals are for 2018! Feel free to link to your blog post or youtube resolution video in the comments below, or comment with a few of your goals. 

Happy 2018!
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22 comments:

  1. These are great goals! I think they're all do-able. I love to reread, so I hope you get the chance to do that more in 2018!

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  2. Good luck with your goals. I'm sure you can do it. :-)

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  3. I love your goals! I too can be very stubborn about DNFing, it's like I can feel those books glaring at me from the shelf :O

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  4. DNF'ing has its place lol. I do that a lot more than I used to as well.

    Good luck in 2018! I SO need to update my review archives too, thanks for the reminder. :)

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  5. Your first goal has my eyes widening...read all the books on my Kindle. Yikes! I have 3000+ so it would take me a bit lol. Good luck on your goals :)

    Megan @ Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest

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    1. Ha! Right?! I didn't even come close to completing that goal last year! :)

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  6. I also want to pick up more of the books I own. My TBR shelves are about ready to spill over. I'd love to do more rereading this year as well. I reread two books last year and it was at then beginning of 2017, so I feel like I ought to have done better. Wishing you lots of luck with all your 2018 goals! Happy New Year, Erica!

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    1. :-D Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful 2018!

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  7. These are all great goals, Erica! I think I would have trouble with a few of these. I'm so bad! I do wish you luck, however! I know you can do it. Have a Happy New Year, Erica!

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    1. haha! Thank you! :) Happy New Year to you as well!

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  8. I like that testimonials idea. Can't wait to see which meme you start linking up to! :D

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  9. These all sound like really good and doable goals as well! I hope you can keep on top of your reviewing game and that archive too. Sometimes I find that quite difficult. Happy 2018!

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  10. Re-read and reading books I already own is always in the back of my mind, but I find it hard to prioritize those goals, haha. ^^; (I like your DNF policy! I've never seen one before; I think that's a great idea.)

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    1. Thank you! :) It was so necessary for me! I was pushing myself through too many books I didn't like!

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  11. These are really good goals! Good luck!

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