Goals for 2012

Goals for 2012

December 14, 2011


Since 2011 is quickly coming to a close, I wanted to address some plans I have for Bibliogrrrl in 2012. Goals are always good things, right? And it might be good for me to tell you about them. I mean if I post them here, I can’t pretend they didn’t exist later, right? So here we go. In list form, because I like lists:

  1. Read at least fifty books. Yes, I realize there are plenty of people out there, book bloggers and non book bloggers alike, who read many more than that. Fifty books in a year means roughly one book a week. For me, I feel like this will provide me with enough of a challenge so that I have to push myself to read without getting distracted by other things while simultaneously allow me enough time with each book to truly enjoy it.
  2. Read books that fit into a monthly theme. More about what I’m talking about can be found here.
  3. Post on Bibliogrrrl at least twice a week with some sort of regular posting schedule. Ideally, one post should be a review and the other should be some other bookish related post.
  4. Better define what Notes From the Bibliosphere is and isn’t. My past few NFTB posts have been more about me and my thoughts on book blogging. I’d like to turn the feature into a more external one in that they’d be an opportunity for me to highlight some bookish things in other places around the Internets. I still want to do posts that are self-reflective in nature; I just need to come up with something else to call them.
  5. Be more social. It’s no secret that I’m horrible at doing things like commenting on other blogs. I really need to remedy that. What I struggle with is coming up with something interesting and relevant to say. I mean, how do you comment on a book review if you haven’t read the book? It’s fucking hard. Which means I’ll probably be commenting more on discussion posts.
  6. At least 80% of the books I read have to be either sitting on my bookshelf or on order at the beginning of 2012. I have tons of unread books in my possession and I really need to focus on what I already have. While I don’t think it’s realistic to think I’m not going to buy any books at all in 2012, I’d really like to keep it to a minimum. If I read fifty books in 2012, this means that forty of them have to be books I already own/have on order. Thus, I’m not allowed to buy more than ten books.

What are your book related goals for 2012?

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