Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Blogging Goals

Well folks, it's time to put another year to rest and with it, all the bad things. Now we are starting a new year (and one that is not filled with doomsday prophecies) so we need to have one only filled with good things. i figure in the spirit of new beginnings, I'm going to set my blogging goals here!

-I'm going to try to read 25 of my own books. I have so many that I buy that never get read so I'm going to really focus on that.

-I'm going to set my goal at 60 books this year. That isn't completely crazy for me like 100 and is a number I can probably manage.

-I'm going to update and actively participate in the challenges I signed up for.

-Write a Happily Ever Ending for every book in a series I read to get that list even bigger.

-Go through my reviews and attach a HEE link to all the books I've already written a Happily Ever Ending for.

-Have more author interviews. I used to do these a lot but as my schedule got fuller, I found it more difficult.

-Keep up on Saturday Discussions. I love these posts because it gives the blog a variety. I just need to keep up with them.

-Not sweat when I don't blog. For a while I had to blog every single day or I felt like a bad blogger. I've learned to relax about that a little but I'm going to seriously try not to freak out if a day goes by and something new doesn't come up. I'm only one person.

-Visit and comment on more blogs. I've been getting better about this lately but I want to keep up the steam and try to comment on at least five blogs every day I post. It's so important to share the love.

-Keeping up with my emails and that means saying "no". I haven't quite figured out how to pass gracefully on an author's work yet but I need to learn. I think it's better to get an answer than to not receive one at all so I need to figure something out.

So there are my blogging goals. What do you hope to accomplish in 2013?


  1. This is a fabulous post! I love reading about people's bloggy goals. =) I think my favorite goal of yours is "Don't sweat". I did that a ton in 2012 when I was super busy with school and couldn't post. But, this is MY blog and I shouldn't have to worry if I'm not posting every single day. I also want to get better at commenting! I want to visit at least 10 blogs every day, which is super easy on the weekends, and MUCH harder on the weekdays with school. But I think if I manage my time wisely I'll be able to do it.

    Fantastic list Amber! I hope you'll be able to achieve your goals for 2013. =)

    1. I hope you can achieve yours as well. It's so hard not worry about not posting for a day. I don't want to feel that pressure anymore. You are so right about it being your blog and your choice.

      I'm sure we can both make our goals happen!

  2. I only have one blogging goal this year and that's to blog for me when I want! I'm not sticking to deadlines or scheduling reading or anything like that. I'm doing what I want, when I want and I'm hoping that will make blogging less stressful for me in 2013 :)

    Literary Exploration

    1. Good for you! That's a mindset I'm trying to adopt. It seems like the more you do, the more you feel you have to do and then you get burnt out. Here's to a 2013 of easy coasting and calm waters!

  3. Great goals! I need to think about mine. :D

    Have a fantastic New Year filled with good health and happiness. x

    1. I'm sure you'll come up with some.

      Thanks for the well wishes and right back at you!

  4. Oh, man, I hate that awkward email you have to send, saying "no thanks" to a self-pubbed author or whatever who wants you to review their book. But you know, most of the time, I just don't have time to read their book. lol

    I also noticed that you're doing 3 challenges this year. Dude. I tried that this year, and I totally failed. lol I'm sticking to 2 this time, and hopefully I'll complete more than one (as I did this year).

    1. I know! I feel so bad passing because I know how sucky it feels. But I prefer agents that get back to me even if it is a standard "not right for me" form letter so I need to become like that too.

      I picked three challenges that all coincided with each other. The 2013 pile and the series challenge work together and the Debut author challenge catches most of the ARCs I'll get in!

  5. Great goals! Glad you decided to keep the Saturday Discussion posts, as those are always good. I'm trying to relax and take the pressure off myself blog-wise too, so good luck to us both!

    1. I hope we can both achieve this elusive non-pressure thing. It's a tricksy beast.

      Glad you like the Saturday Discussion posts. They are my favorite!

  6. Great goals! I totally agree with you on the commenting one :). I'm trying really hard to do that more often, since I know I love getting them myself. Wishing you all the best in 2013!!

    1. Good luck to you too!

      Commenting is so dang important and I feel so good when I do. I know I love receiving comments so I need to spread the love.


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