Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Blog Goals



It's BLOG GOAL TIME!!!

Yes, to round out the year it's time to figure out what I want to focus on in 2013. I totally forgot to set some of these last year so...clean slate! I'm ready to start fresh and get down to streamlining my blogging time.

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2013 BLOG GOALS

1. Schedule, schedule, SCHEDULE!

This year I started a weekly post called Coming Soon on HDB... to help myself honest during the week. It has definitely helped, but in 2013 I really want to crack down on scheduling reviews, giveaways and discussion posts. That way if life gets in the way, I'll still have something to share with all of you :).

I plan on:
* Writing reviews within a week after I read the book.
* Scheduling reviews into a calendar, with breaks so that I can still fit books that catch my eye.
* Using Sunday to write posts for the coming week.


2. Read out of the box!

Before 2012 I had never touched a romance novel. It's true. I had also never had the chance to dive into an urban fantasy series much farther than the first book. So in 2013 I really want to challenge myself to read outside of my comfort zone. I'm going to do this by stalking Goodreads, seeing what other people are loving, and taking recommendations for others :).


3. Clean the feed reader, and do more commenting!

Every year I find all these amazing blogs to follow, and then I never have a chance to actually sit down and read the content on them. In 2013 I plan to read my feed at least once a week, and cull it down so it is more manageable. This will also give me time to actually comment on other blogs so I can spread the love!


4. Share the love, and be a blog mentor.

I've already started doing the first part with my new Blogger Backstage Pass section, and I'm loving the opportunity to help give promotion to other people who share my passion for books! I'm going to keep looking for ways to share what I've learned these past 2 1/2 years, and make myself more open to helping others.


5. Interact more with my readers.

Yes, you! Things were so hectic this year with moving, getting married, and finding a new job, that I didn't really have time to host any events. I want to bring back swaps to HDB, host more giveaways, and create more opportunity for discussion with all of you! You have no idea how much it makes me smile when I see a comment on here. It lets me know I'm writing something worthwhile. So I'm ready to pay it forward!


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These are my blog goals for 2013!

Has anyone noticed I do everything in fives? Hmmm...anyway I'm going to do my best to stick to these and continue to bring you as much quality content as I possibly can! As always, thanks for choosing me as a blog that you read. I can't express how appreciated you are!

What are your blog goals for 2013? 


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