It is hard to believe that 2018 has arrived. As we start the new year, I thought that this would be a good time to share a few of my plans and goals for the new year.
This blog is now 4 years old. There have been quite a few changes during those years which has really helped me learn what works for me and what doesn’t work as well. I am pretty happy with the blog at this point but there is always room for improvement.
At one point, I participated in a lot of blog tours. I stopped doing very many of them a couple of years ago. I still do a few but not as many. There were a few times in 2017 that I felt stressed over blog tours. I don’t like having to post things on someone else’s schedule and the deadlines to get a book read takes away from some of the enjoyment of reading. I don’t want to stop blog tours completely but I plan to be very selective with what I sign up for in the future. Of course, I will honor any obligations that I already have.
I do also hope to do a little better with visiting other blogs and commenting as much as I can. I do try but this can be a struggle so I do need to keep working on it.
I have got to get control of my pile of ARCs. I did read some old review books in 2017 but it wasn’t nearly enough. I have a big pile of books to get through. I have thought about trying to go a year without adding any books but who am I kidding? That would be just setting myself up for failure. I am going to try to be extremely selective with requesting new books. I do have some new auto-approvals which is actually very helpful since I don’t download books from those publishers until I am ready to read them.
Current NetGalley Stats
Feedback Ratio: 76%
467 Approved | 356 Feedback Sent
Goal by the end of 2018
Feedback Ratio of 86%
Books that I can’t wait to read in 2018!
I am only going to participate in two challenges this year. I like the idea of challenges but I know that keeping track of things would just cause me stress.
I am setting my goal at 100 again this year. I should be able to surpass this goal by quite a bit but with a lower goal, I can tackle some longer books without feeling the stress from Goodreads telling me that I am behind schedule. ← I hate that!
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge
As I mentioned, I have a big pile of books to catch up with so this is a challenge that is almost meant for me.
My goal for 2018 is 50 books towards the Blogger Shame Challenge.
Sign up at The Herd Presents if you would like to join in!
What are some of your goals for 2018?