Thursday, January 9, 2014

Follow Friday - Goals for the New Year

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.
Question: Resolutions: Put together your blogger resolution list for all of us to see!
Oh goodness.  I don't really have resolutions but let's see what some of my goals are for the years. (After I typed these I realized I have a lot of goals just off the top of my head)

  1. Request more physical ARCs.  I requested my first few last year and received some.  I've been mainly using Netgalley because usually it gives me enough books to review early.  But after my first push of requesting them I fell off the bandwagon because emailing and presenting yourself well is so much pressure (and sometimes I am terrible about emailing in general).
  2. Read more of the blogs I subscribe to via email or unsubscribe.  I recently got an email from Hotmail warning me my account was growing too large. OOPS.  Something necessary I need to take care.
  3. Finish some damn series/read books I'm waiting for.  I have this problem. Often I read my Netgalley books at the expense of the books I'm anticipating.  Even though I want to request more physical ARCs I need to balance my reading life better.
  4. Be more social. This year has been a huge year of changes for me.  I moved to Louisville, got a real-life social life, got disillusioned with Goodreads, etc, etc. This year I'm going to try to get back into Goodreads and back to commenting on my favorite blogs.  I just need to find the time to catch up.
  5. Actually put effort into my blog's facebook page.  Here's the thing, I should do better at this. I'm literally a professional, I do public relations and manage five facebook pages and four twitter accounts for my job.  Somehow that makes me really lazy about doing my facebook page.  The low likes number doesn't help.  I'm almost embarrassed by it.  (And if you want to help you can like my page here)
  6. When books are bad DNF.  Life is too short for bad books. I need to quit trying to "win" and take back my reading time when books aren't worth it.
  7. Learn some more HTML/Other languages.  I know enough HTML to update my work webpage and to mess around with my blog.  I know enough joomla, well to update a site someone's already built (the how-to book I bought was really boring).  My library has an account with Treehouse learning and I need to take advantage of that.  Not only for my blog because that stuff is just good to know. 


AlisonCanRead said...

Hopping through. I'd like to know more HTML too. I know that Parajunkee recommends the site Lynda.


Becca Fowler said...

My main goal is getting involved with the blogging community and meeting new friends bc I've only been blogging for a week, but I'm getting the hang of things! I also want to put a dent in my TBR shelf, bc the amount of books on there is just ridiculous! I have a book buying problem. A bad one. I can't control myself lol But I'm a new follower via gfc!

Pivot Book Reviews FF

Aimee said...

I definitely agree with DNFing books if they're bad. My friends keep telling me off for doing so, but I don't want to waste my time reading books that aren't interesting. I also want to learn HTML--there was this time a few years back when I was obsessed with learning HTML lol! I'm a new bloglovin' follower!

My F&F Post

kirsty vizard said...

I have only recently started not finishing books, even if they are review copies, like you say life is too short and there are so many good books out there :-)
Learning HTML is a definite for me, I have taught myself some, but when I do this on a Friday I don't know how to put 'this is my FF' and link it . . very embarrassing!!!
Old follower.
Kirsty @ All in One Place xx

Cassi Haggard said...

Oh that's easy! This is my FF (Without the spaces). Like I said I know enough to do some things but I'd like to be able to build a website completely without using dreamweaver or similar.

Thea Wilson said...

Fantastic blog, great resolutions! I wish you luck with them!

New follower via GFC

Gizzimomo xx

Aneta said...

Good Resolutions! I should probably start requesting physical ARC's too.

Old Follower stopping by