New Year, New Way of Doing Things

End of the Year Wrap Up

One of the big things that happened this year, was the blog name change and the move from Blogspot to self-hosted WordPress blog. I went from being A Soul Unsung: Book Gossip for the Soul to Bookish Revelations, because I felt like that was more fitting for me as an avid reader, person, and book blogger. I’m still working on some things, tweaking things on the blog here and there, some design work and all of that. For the most part, I’m really excited at the way it’s turning out and I have a lot of new plans and goals for both reading, blogging, and my life in general this year.

I’m going to be participating in a few Reading Challenges this year, kind of like I did last year except I’m going to keep up with them much better and they’re going to fit into the way I’ll be reading this year.  Last year was pretty much a bust with the reading challenge. I’m more of a mood reader, so that’s pretty much what I’m basing my goals off of this year.

Blogging Goals for 2017

  • I’m totallly not going to be afraid to write DNF posts for the books that I didn’t finish reading with reason’s why I didn’t finish reading them. I’ve shied away from this in the past, because I would let myself feel guilty that I just wasn’t feeling the book and didn’t finish it. This year, I’m not going to let myself feel that way.

  • I’m going to be blogging at least 3 times a week, if not more. I’m also going to be scheduling the posts ahead of time by a week if not more, that way there will always be a at least 3 posts going up on the blog at all times throughout the week.

  • I want to work on posting “book recommendations” based on whatever book genre, publisher, or author that I’m feeling at the moment.

  • I want to communicate more with various book bloggers that I follow, reach out to new book bloggers, and comment more to their blogs as well as respond to comments they make on my blog.

  • I’m going to be keeping up with my book reviews, making sure that they’re listed in the index page, cross-posted where they need to be, and definitely kept up-to-date here on the blog.

  • Most importantly, I definitely want to have fun with the blog this year. I don’t want to get too stressed out with the up-keep of it and just kind of enjoy the content that I’m putting up.

Reading Goals for 2017

  • This year, I’m going to be reading on my terms. I’ll be choosing what I want to read and when I feel like reading it. Sometimes it will be an ARC/e-galley that I have received for review, sometimes it might be a book that I’ve had on my shelves for ages and feel like reading, and other times it could be something that just jumps out at me.

  • If I’m reading a particular book for whatever reason and I’m just not feeling it at the moment, I’m definitely not going to let myself feel guilty for not continuing to read it. I’m just going to move onto the next book that gets my attention.

  • I’m not (I can’t stress this enough) going to stress myself out or make myself crazy over trying to read as many ARC’s or e-galleys as I can this year. I will get to them when I get to them and if for some reason I’m not feeling  it I won’t be afraid to DNF them with reasons why.

  • It’s definitely a goal of mine to be more diverse in the books that I’ll be reading this year. Like, I want to read more books featuring characters or storyline’s that involve mental health, LGBTQIA+, different backgrounds like race, culture, religion, etc.

  • I want to read more New Adult books this year too and not just all YA. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of wonderful YA books and authors out there and I love them, but I also want to read other books to.

  • I want to keep up with my reading challenges for sure.

Personal Goals for 2017

  • To try and not take this too personally this year, just let myself go and have fun.

  • To just breathe and accept things as they are and not have too many expectations where they exceed the outcome I’m looking for.

  • I want to discover myself, be fearless, and unafraid to embrace new things.

Those are some of my goals for 2017, what are some of yours?!

Let me know in the comments below.

About Susan

Hi, I'm Bookish Revelations, because every character has one! I mostly go by Suz, I'm from the south where I grew up loving football on Friday and Saturday nights, field parties, and just chillin' with my friends. Reading has transformed me in many ways, which is why I choose to blog about books. They pretty much saved me and I have loved every single minute of it.

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