Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!! My Blogging Resolutions for 2013

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Happy New Year everyone!! I can't believe it's 2013! I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday. So today on the blog I am going to talk about my blogging resolutions for the year. I never put up my end of the year recap post, and I suck for that, but I was trying to take a blogging break which didn't actually work so well. But, I do want to tell you how many books I read in 2012... 196!!! OMG!! Yes, you read that correctly. I read 196 books! Some of them were short stories or novellas, but still. I am shocked at that number!! I consider myself a slow reader so that number is quite amazing to me. Okay onto my blogging resolutions!

  • I will not take on more than 6 review books or tours for any given month unless I am scheduled ahead and have plenty of extra time. I want to get to some of the books I have had on my shelves for a while. (Not counting the first few months of the year since I already have filled up my schedule through March.)
  • I will read at least 2 books that I have bought/won/been gifted each month. I need to read my own books too. My nook library and shelves are bursting with unread books. 
  • I will leave extra space in my schedule and not pack it so full. 
  • I won't worry about having content on the blog every day. If I don't have anything to post, I won't let it bother me. 
  • I will update my blog archive at the end of each week when I do my weekly recaps.
  • I will learn html and some of the technical stuff better. I am clueless when it comes to most of that stuff. 
Well, I guess I didn't really have a lot of resolutions. I am sure I have more and just can't think of them right now. So what blog resolutions do you have if any? What do you think of mine? Let me know!! :)

27 comments:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR AMY! It was definitely a great year!! It was fun meeting you as well! I really love your blog! Seriously you SHOULD get to those books on your shelf! and dont stress yourself with posts everyday either! Hope you have a wonderful year with your family, and your blogger friends!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  2. Happy New Year Amy! :)

    Those are some really great resolutions! I've made ones similar to yours as well. You should definitely not stress out when you don't have content to post everyday. Stressing about blogging makes it seem more like a chore than a hobby. And yes, you should totally go for your own books! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful year ahead, Amy!

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  3. I love your resolutions! I also vote for Less Stress in 2013 -- this is supposed to be fun and I need to remember that :)

    Happy New Year!

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  4. You've got some fabulous resolutions, Amy! I think it's definitely important to not stress about having a post everyday. I had this problem especially towards the end of the year, when I was super busy with finals and everything. Not only that, but I think it's a great idea to update your blog archive every weekend. I need to actually create one and then I think I'll update my GR every weekend. That's such a smart resolution!

    Congrats on reading 196 books in 2012 Amy!! That is a GREAT number! I hope you can read even more this year. =)

    Good luck with your resolutions, and happy new year! <3

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  5. Happy New Year Amy! Wow 196 books that's amazing! You definitely have some great resolutions and I'm definitely not going to be worrying about having a post on my blog every day either. Also definitely going to work on reading the books I own and have been putting off for months!

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  6. OOH YAY! I'm sure you can totally accomplish that! Although I totally get your pain lol. With THOSE blog tours you have *gestures wildly to your sidebar* I'd be having trouble showing some restraint as well lol!

    And good luck scheduling! For me, I set up all of my posts with all of the write formatting, save them as drafts, and then I'll like write the review on my phone or something when I'm in a car/waiting for something and then email it to myself, copy and paste it into the HTML mode, format it, and BOOM SHACKALAKA. REVIEW.

    I have a weird system. But hey, it works.

    Sometimes.

    Good luck with your goals!! And if you ever need help with HTML you can ask me! (For as much help as I'll be lol) I'm like, secretly obsessed with answering questions. It's getting REALLY bad. SAVEE MEE *clutches*

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  7. Happy New Year Amy!! I think it is so important to read your own books too, I barely take on review books anymore, I tend to just read whatever I want and I feel so much happier about it. Good luck with your goals :) and omg you read SO many books this year, I am in awe!

    Cait x

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  8. Hap New Year. I think you have well defined and achievable goals. I expect you to achieve them all. well done.

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  9. OMG I love that graphic so pretty! Happy New Year to you too! I hope you meet your goals!

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  10. Great list of resolutions! Think we could all do with less stress this year, as blogging can get kind of crazy at times! I'm cutting back on review books as well, as I have a huge stack of my own books that I've been neglecting. Here's to a great year full of great books!

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  11. So I didn't even read half of how much you read! Oh well, college does that and I've always been somewhat of a laidback blogger and I'm fine even if I don't post every single day. But you're right, I take on too many blog tours that I don't read the stuff that I buy, borrow or win, I also definitely want to eradicate that. Hopefully.

    Good luck to you on your goals, Amy!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  12. These seem like really solid and achievable goals, April--good for you! I am such a pantser, but I am determined to post more regularly again. I figure that's as simple and as achievable as it gets. ;) Good luck with your goals!

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  13. Thanks for all the great comments everyone!! I am definitely going to try to make more time for books I own instead of taking on so many review books.

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  14. These sound like great goals/resolutions to have for the new year. I hope you're able to stay on track and not stress about quiet days on the blog or saying no to reviews and tours. I hope your 2013 is awesome!

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  15. I can't believe I missed this post! I'm glad I found it: Happy New Year Amy & all the best for 2013 ♥ Those are some great resolutions/goals and they certainly seem do-able! I'm sure you'll have nothing but success at keeping them all :)

    Oh and congrats on reading so many books! Woot!

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