Thursday, January 3, 2013

Follow Friday - Blog/Writing Resolutions

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

GUESS WHO IS FEATURED THIS WEEK???????? Any guesses? ME!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I'm excited!
Question: What New Years Blogging or Writing resolution have you placed on yourself?
It's kind of funny I get selected the week of this question because I normally avoid New Year resolutions because I know most of them fail. I've never been a big fan of failure.  However, the New Year has coincided with my new life (new job, new city, etc) and I actually have resolutions this year.
  1. Write regularly - This is more of a writer's resolution.  I've gotten really off track with my writing.  Some of that was my previous job's weird schedule but a lot of that is being easily distracted. But during NanoWriMo I wrote part of a story (over 50K but not done) and it's a concept that I really like.  I'm planning to continue working on it.
  2. Show other people your writing. You need help. Quit being a pansy.
  3. Don't request too many galleys or fall behind.  I'm partially behind because moving consumed about a month of my life but I hate being behind.
  4. Read more for myself.  One of the pitfalls of blogging is reading lots of galleys while accumulating a never-ending to read list.  In 2013 I want to read some of the books that are waiting on my Kindle.
  5. Be more consistent and creative. Be better.  Everyone should always aspire to be better at what they do.  I feel like if you're not learning and improving, you're falling behind.
  6. Cleaning up my likes on Tumblr & Pinterest is not being productive. Quit pretending it is.

As long as your'e in the following mood why don't you visit me on twitter. I'm *almost* to 700 followers and would love to chat with more bloggers (just tweet me to say hello so I know to follow you.)

Any new followers (or old followers) say hello and I'll be sure to make it back to follow you! It may be after work on Friday but I'll get there eventually.

Happy New Years everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful, exciting, productive and mindblowing year.


Jen said...

lol I always find cleaning up pinterest very productive. Lol

Anonymous said...

I have never been big on New Year's Resolutions, either. This year, I do have some, though. Usually I have none.

I like y our resolution to be better. I think I might adopt that. And maybe to not be afraid to try something different.

JezzebellJC said...

These are great! I love all the side comments to yourself. I'm not a writer so it certainly helps me have more time to read. I wish you luck on your goals and congratulations on being featured! Here's my FF. Old Follower :D

Valen Steel said...

Great rezes! I agree, piling up galleys and trying to read them all is tough. but 50k? Thats really good!

New Follower via FF--


The Scarf Princess said...

Congrats on being featured this week! I agree with you about having too many galleys and requests and I really miss fun reading. I'm an old follower via GFC as Joder.

The Scarf Princess

Nyx said...

Never been big on New Year's Resolutions either. Grats on being Featured!

New GFC Follower.

-Nyx @ Unraveling Words

Sarah@Catching Books said...

new follower :) Congrats on being this week's feature!

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Awesome interview. Congrats on the feature.

Old Follower.


Moonlit Librarian said...

Great resolutions! Following up with NaNoWriMo projects is always hard for me, too.

Rachael-Madison ^__^ said...

UGH! I always have a problem with #3: my read-requested ratio is somewhere like 25%. Not good >__<

New Follower :D

~ Rachael-Madison @ Moosubi Reviews!

caffeinejunkie said...

Congrats on being featured! Girl, I just requested a bunch of books. Oops. New follower!:)

Unknown said...

Cassi congratulations on being a featured blog in "Feature & Follow Friday".

New follower.

Here's my Feature & Follow Friday post.

Reese's Reviews said...

Haha great resolutions! I feel the same way about my writing so not to worry you are now alone! New follower! Congrats on becoming the feature this week and Happy New Year!

My FF:

Megan said...

Congrats on being the feature this week! I am totally with you on your resolution to read more for yourself. I always forget I don't have to review EVERYTHING I read!

My FF:

Megan said...

Oh, and I'm a new follower via GFC :)

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I'm with you on so many of these. Especially #2. No more pansy.
My Hop

Nicki said...

I guess cleaning up my likes on Facebook isn't productive either then ;-) lol.

Congrats on being featured.

New GFC follower.

InkkReviews said...

i agree ! i resolve to read more as well. and reading for yourself a biggie! great blog, congrats on being featured! - Katie

Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

I'm not big on resolutions either, but your list sounds reasonable. Good luck with the writing. I have the same problem - wrote 50K for NaNo but I'm not done with the novel, but life's busy.

new follower. My FF:

Anonymous said...

Love ur resolutions, and congratz on being featured!!

New GFC Follower.
"BookShelves Of Dreams"

Unknown said...

Your New Year's Resolutions sound great! I followed you through GFC. :)

My FF Post.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the feature :) New Follower via GFC & Twitter

Love your answer! I lol'd @ stop being a pansy... lol, I'm no pansy... I'm with you on that one!


Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...


I've just found your blog and you've just gained a new follower. I've had a look around and I like your blog very much!

Here is my FF

Ivana said...

I have similar goal, finally get to the books waiting on my Kindle and regularly write.
GFC says I'm an old follower :) Congrats on being featured!
Ivana @ Willing to See Less

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being featured! And good goals! I'm a new follower, have a great friday!

Unknown said...

LOL Love your resolutions ~ especially the one about showing people what you write :) Round of applause for the feature!!

*Old Follower*


Happy Reading :)

Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! Sounds like you got a good plan going on!

Good Luck!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

jesspoole said...

I always make really tiny resolutions, like this year I want to drink more water. I even put two signs up in my office that say 'drink water' haha, but I don't make big ones, I don't really believe I will stick to them.
Congrats on the feature! New GFC follower.

Nickie said...

Moving sucks! Hopefully you're able to catch up on everything pretty quickly this year.

Holly said...

Congrats on being the Featured Blogger this week!

Wow, your answer was pretty much the same as mine. Goals NOT resolutions for me - all year long!

New follower via GFC.
Come say hi!
Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

Uncorked Thoughts said...

Haha I'm terrible for requesting galleys as well and then just drowning in them!
Old follower and congrats on getting featured :).

Here's my FF :)

Nina said...

Happy New Year! Oh, I hate being behind with reading. And I think Don't request too many galleys is a really good resolution. :)
Good luck!

Alisa Selene said...

Those are great resolutions! Old follower!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! on being featured.

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I want to read more for myself too! Great goals. Happy New Year ;)

Michelle @ Book Briefs
my FF post

Unknown said...

Wonderful resolutions! I try to balance how many galley and review requests I get so I can still read for me too. Congrats on the feature! Old Follower :)
Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

Bookworm Brandee said...

Congrats on being Featured! :) Good luck with your resolutions! They are good ones - I especially like your writing ones. I need to keep some of those same things in mind. :)

Old GFC Follower - New Twitter follower
Bookworm Brandee

basicallyaboutbooks said...

Congrats on being the feature! I am horrible with resolution and I agree with you, I'm not a big fan of failures either.

New follower! :)
Here is my FF.
PS. I read that you went to switzerland! I'm going to the world center this summer! I can't wait!

Unknown said...

Grats on the feature!
Already following via GFC


Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

Congrats on your feature!

Old Follower

My FF:

Unknown said...

Great resolutions, me too, write more! New follower via #FF. Here is my FF post:
Oh & followed you on twitter too


Jennifer said...

Yeah congrats on the feature! I'm not usually a resolutions girl either, but I am hoping to change that this year. Old GFC and email follower, but new on Twitter!

Samantha Stewart said...

Congrats on being featured! I never bother with resolutions either because I usually end up forgetting about them.
New follower via GFC!
Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

Unknown said...

Congrats on being featured this week! I'm a new follower of your blog RSS feed and on Twitter! :)

My FF: Coffee Bean Bookshelf


yarereviews said...

Good luck anyway, lol. :D
old follower! ^-^
#ff :

Lisa @ Lost in Literature said...

You've got some really great resolutions there! Best of luck with them!

Congrats on being a feature this week! New GFC follower! :)

Unknown said...

All great resolutions!
I have a terrible time with not requesting too many galleys, I'm so far behind because of this little trigger finger problem ;)
Anyway, congrats on the feature!
I'm an old follower, hooray!
Here's My FF!
Happy Reading! =D

MA Church said...

Congrats on being featured! Good luck on your resolutions this year! New GFC follower!
M.A. Church

Naomi Hop said...

Congrats on the feature!! Good luck achieving your goals!!

Here's My FF!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Old Follower :)

Unknown said...

New follower on GFC and Twitter. Congrats on the feature!


Susan said...

Great answer! :) And congrats on being featured! Old follower hopping through! You can visit my F&F here. Have a great weekend! :)

PS: I waste too much time on tumblr too. LOL

Kara_Malinczak said...

Yay for you being featured this week! That's awesome and I know how long you have to wait for that, so congrats, and congrats on all the new followers!

#4 is my pitfall. I had cleaned up all my galleys and the second I was done a bunch of new ones came out and I could not stop clicking the button. Now I am way behind again and my books are piing up on the shelves! DAMMIT! I wish you luck on this because it takes tremendous willpower and is not easy to do.

Unknown said...

Hi, I am a new follower thanks to FF. Congrats on being featured!.
Jessica at FueledbyFiction

Unknown said...

I'm a new follower with FF :) Can't wait to check out the reviews you post in the future.

Rose @