Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Bookish Resolutions/Goals For 2018

 Bookish Resolutions/Goals

2017 was a crazy year for me.  I blogged more than ever, my day-job got really busy, and I lost my best friend to cancer among other things. It was a year of ups and downs for me both on the blog and in my personal life.  So, without further adieu here are my top 10 bookish resolutions and goals for 2018.

I don’t think I have 10 so I will do 5 for my first post, but if you have any other suggestions or thoughts. Please leave a comment and let me know!

It started with this tweet:

1.  Read 150 Books.
I read 150 last year, so I hope to eclipse this, but who knows.  It’s a goal for a reason!

2. Comment more on other book blogs.
This is harder than you would expect.  When you look at the YA or Romance bloggers they all comment on each other’s blogs.  There are tens and sometimes hundreds of comments about the review and the book and freaking life in general.  I want to make the post-apocalyptic, horror, sci-fi community the same and spread the love.  I think this will be my hardest goal this year, it takes time (which I have very little of).

3. Try to post content every day.
Part of the reason for this Tuesday post is that I wanted to make content every day, with the help of Natalie I have twice as many reviews.  So far, 14 days (as I write this) into 2018 I have a post every day. I know for a fact that didn’t happen once in 2017. 

4. Continue to post original content.
Another super hard one for me. I like to read and review books.  I like to let people know about other books in my New and Notable weekly post.  Other than that it feels a little like work.  I like my “please make an audiobook” posts but they aren’t easy to put together and didn’t get a ton of traffic.  If there is something that you would like to see on my blog in 2018 LET ME KNOW! Leave a comment below.

5. Figure out how to gain followers
Easily one of the harder and… different goals for me this year.  I want to be able to have a group of people who actually want to read my blog.  I promote my blog in normal ways without spending too much time (and no money) on it.  I want to have a group of people who are interested in what I wrote and will keep coming back.  I love every reader I have from the guy who hates what I think about books to the person who reads every word (and sometimes grammatical error). 


12 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Bookish Resolutions/Goals For 2018”

  1. There are some really supportive people in the sci-fi and horror community, but not nearly enough. One of our resolutions is similar – just to support other reviewers more.

    I’m much more likely to just share it rather than comment, but that’s still something, right?

  2. Ha! getting more “true” followers is difficult. I actually feel like I have more active discussions on Twitter in my #sixtybooks group than I do on my blog but I still love to post and as long as it satisfies me, I will keep going. Good luck with your goals!
    Laura 🙂
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  3. Our community is very niche and rather small. I’m always on the hunt for welcoming horror blogs and find it difficult to find blogs that read and love horror as much as I do. We will never have the # of followers that YA blogs draw but I’m okay with that. My blogging friends are awesome.

  4. Hello Brian, i was so impressed with this post i thought of reviewing it on my own blog. Oh and as you can see am learning from the best as commenting on other bloggers blogs is my resolution too. Cheers!

  5. TTT is a great way to find all kinds of new blogs. You’ll come across plenty of bloggers who love the genres you do and the more you support their blogs, the more they support yours. That’s what I’ve found anyway.

    Good luck with all your resolutions! I like me a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novels. Which do you recommend most often? Have you read anything by Hugh Howey? I discovered him last year and plan to read more from him this year.

    Happy TTT!


  6. Great goals Brian and I hope you meet them!! A review is the most original content you can do, and you write them well so I do hope you see more comments. But I agree, it’s time that is the problem. Finding time to fit everything in is hard.

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