Sunday, January 17, 2016

That's What Chey Said: Bookish Resolutions

Here we are, halfway through January, and I'm just beginning to figure out what changes I would like to make to the blog and my reading habits.  
This is what I've come up with so far...

Read more: Surprise, surprise.  The goal is to reach 70, at least, since I only hit 68 last year.  I started off my Goodreads reading challenge with 50, because sometimes life happens, but I also want to make time for other people.  I know that either way, I'll be happy with whatever number is shown on December 31st.

Blog makeover:  May 2016 will mark my 5 year blogoversary.  Since I began blogging, I haven't done much to change the appearance.  Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing with HTML!  I think I've only had two layouts, and this one has been here since 2012.  It's definitely time for a change.

Reviews: Last year I got into the bad habit of not reviewing books right away.  I didn't even take notes, so it was very hard for me to remember enough about the story in order to write a proper review.  This year I'm going to get back in the habit of reviewing one book before I finish another, just to keep myself on track.  
No more procrastinating!

Different posts: Lately my blog has been all reviews with a few blog tours, book hauls, and discussion posts sprinkled in.  I love posts that make a blog stand out, so I've been trying to think of ways to do that, myself.  Maybe I could find a way to make more personal posts or include other hobbies monthly.  What would you like to see more of?

Write more: I don't talk about this too often, but one of the biggest things I want to focus on this year is my writing.  I'm in love with the story I'm working on now and would love to turn it into something more in the future.

What are some of your bookish resolutions?


  1. Good luck with your resolutions! Your blog design is actually one of my favorites and has been ever since I started following you. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. You're so sweet! I actually love my design too, so even if I end up making some major changes, I want to find a way to keep parts of it.

  2. I get behind on reviews too! That's a good resolution to review the book before you start a new one. :)