Bookish Resolutions for 2015

Posted January 1, 2015 by Kathy in Reading Challenge / 11 Comments

 

 

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:

  1. Create between 1 and 5 resolutions related to books/book blogging
  2. 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) 
  3. 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 
  4. This is a yearlong challenge, so you can’t add resolutions that could be done in a day these must be yearlong goals.
  5. For each goal you complete you get one entry into the giveaway that will be in our wrap up post on December 31, 2015

 

Giveaway:

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? 

 

 

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11 responses to “Bookish Resolutions for 2015

    • Kathy

      It is hard to stay away from Netgalley but I have to really work on the ratio. I really like the topics from the book blogger hop so I’m looking forward to participating. Thanks Katherine!

  1. Great resolutions, Kathy! In one way or another, all the items in your list were on my resolution list. I’m also planning to introduce Discussion Posts on my blog as well as cut back on my book buying tendencies, since I’m always going way beyond budget. Good luck on your resolutions challenge and Happy New Year! 🙂

    Camille @ Girl meets Books recently posted: Review: THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
    • Kathy

      Thanks Camille! It was hard to narrow the resolutions down but I am sure we can all do it. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your resolutions!

    • Kathy

      Thank you for organizing this Laura! I really needed to be more serious with my resolutions so this challenge will keep me motivated =)

  2. Kathy
    Great resolutions, I joined this one too and a discussion challenge. Not sure how I will go on that as I am not that much of a pro at it, but good to risk a bit.
    Thanks for comment on Treading Water by Marie Force so happy to know you love her books too!
    I’m resisting joining Tsu but not sure that I should keep resisting!

    Kathryn@Book Date recently posted: One Plus One. Jojo Moyes
  3. Good luck with your goals, discussion posts can be a lot fun, although it can be hard to come up with topics sometimes. My netgalley ratio isn’t too bad, but I would love to get it above 80% eventually. I am glad to hear you also joined this challenge and the Reading Assignment challenge!

    Lola recently posted: My To-Be Read List #5: poll
  4. I completely agree with your sentiment on how hard it is to lose weight when you are older. Last year I did really well and I want to continue with trend. So, I will also be participating in the #fitreaders challenge. Good luck on all your goals for the year.

    Deseree recently posted: 2015 Bookish Resolutions