It’s the first day of 2015 so what better way to start a new year than with making our resolutions! Laura of Trips Down Imagination Road and Michelle of Because Reading is Better than Real Life are hosting the 2015 Bookish Resolutions Challenge. What makes this different from other challenges is that you can mix your blog goals with personal goals.
Here are the rules:
- Create between 1 and 5 resolutions related to books/book blogging
- If you have 2 or more resolutions than 1 can be unrelated to books/book blogging 3. Create a sign up post and add it to the Linky on this post (sign up before Feb 1st)
- On the 30th of each month (and the 28th for February) create an update post about your goals and add the post to the Linky that will be on Laura’s or Michelle’s blogs
- This is a yearlong challenge, so you can’t add resolutions that could be done in a day these must be yearlong goals.
- For each goal you complete you get one entry into the giveaway that will be in our wrap up post on December 31, 2015
The challenge hosts will be giving away two $10 Amazon gift cards at the end of December 2015. You get one entry per resolution (via a Rafflecopter form) but we need to be able to track your progress via the monthly updates! Plus it’s a great way to keep up to date with other people’s progress!
Here are my resolutions for 2015:
Resolution #1 – Have more discussion posts
I always wanted to do more discussion posts but I usually forgot or ran out of time. So for 2015 my goal is to have at least 2 discussion posts per month. The topic will be not limited to books and they might come from The Book Blogger Hop hosted by The Coffee Addicted Writer.
Resolution #2 – Increase my Netgalley feedback ratio
I have a lot of ARCs from Netgalley that I need to read before I request any new ARCs. For 2014 I did really primarily my Netgalley ARCs so my feedback ratio did improve by 20%. So for 2015 my goal is to have it increase another 20%. So this means reading more ARCs AND requesting less!
Resolution #3 – Finish a series
There are so many series I have been wanting to read but I haven’t made the time for. With the 2015 Reading Assignment Challenge I listed a lot of first books for series. My 2015 goal is to finish 1 series. I’m not sure which series but I will include the name in my monthly update.
Resolution #4 – Interact more with followers or other bloggers
I have had a hard time juggling with comments on my blog and the other social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and now TSU). Michelle at Because Reading is Better than Real Life has a great idea about sharing posts (check out the info here). I love this idea since there are posts that you can’t think of how to comment on. My goal for 2015 is to visit 4 blogs per week (not including the blogs from Kimba’s Sunday Post).
Resolution #5 – To lose weight
This is my non-blog resolution for the year. My goal for 2015 is to lose 10 lbs. Now that I am getting older it is harder to lose weight! When I was in my 20’s I was able to easily lose 5 lbs in a month. That’s not true anymore! So for this year I need to be healthier – eat right and exercise. This isn’t just to look good but it is more to have a healthier lifestyle. In 2014 some of our friends passed away and they were so young. I need to do everything I have control over to make sure I am around for my family. If you need help with motivation join the Fit Readers hosted by Felicia at Geeky Bloggers Book Blog. We do weekly check-ins and it is great way to meet new people and to stay motivated!
Are you making any 2015 resolutions?