Sunday, 23 February 2014

Book Blogging Goals + Resolutions for 2014


I've never made a list of goals or resolutions for my blog, but according to my Business Studies teacher (I knew that class would come in handy for something...) having goals to work towards makes you more focused and motivated. I know it's practically March, but I didn't have any space to post this in January or earlier in February. So...here's my list. Let's hope these happen, but I won't be too fussed if they don't!

Book Blogging Goals
  • Reach 500 GFC or Bloglovin' followers.
2013 was great because I moved from 100 GFC followers to nearly 400, and from 0 Bloglovin' followers to over 300. In 2014 I would love to reach 500 on both! There's no reason for this, I just like stats... #weird. Oh great, I've started using hashtags on Blogger. There's a clear sign I need a Twitter break if ever I saw one...
  • Reach 500 YouTube subscribers. (If you're interested in making that happen, you can subscribe here...xD)
Since starting to 'booktube' in July, I reached nearly 300 subscribers. Again, 500 would be a really nice number to reach before the end of 2014. I don't want it to happen too quickly though, I think that would be too overwhelming... is that weird?... Don't answer that.
  • Get to 200,000 page views.
I have just over 100,000 at the moment and it'd be nice to double that! 
  • Reach 200 newsletter subscribers.
If you didn't know, I send out a monthly newsletter with exclusive tips, giveaways and, of course, blogging news. Link is in the sidebar. ;)
  • Read at least 100 80 books.
Since coming up with that goal, I have actually changed it to 80, as I feel like trying to read 100 books is a bit ridiculous considering this is probably going to be the busiest year of my life. *cue sad violins playing in the background*

Book Blogging Resolutions

  • Take more time over editing my videos.
  • Improve my reviews.
  • Write more personal posts.
  • Say 'no' more often to blog tour requests, except those I am genuinely excited about.
  • Stop accepting review books unless I desperately want them and know I'll read them. This is going really well so far!
  • Keep track of the ARCs I receive, with their review deadlines etc. I am using Octavia's 2014 planner for this. It's amazing, and it doesn't cost a lot!
What are your blogging goals and resolutions for 2014? If you don't have any, it's not too late to make them...


8 comments:

  1. These are some great resolutions and goals!
    I've been hesitant at beginning to watch booktube videos, but I'm subscribing to you and hopefully I'll find the time to watch some videos! Do you have any recommendations of which booktubers to watch? :)

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    1. Aw thank you! My favourite booktubers are Charley Reads, KitKatsCanRead and Joel Books. :)

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  2. Good luck, I think you'll easily make it. I reckon all these goals are reasonable and you can achieve it. I guess we'll see by the end of the year!

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    1. Thank you! It will be interesting to re-read this post at the end of 2014... :D

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  3. #i #use #hashtags #on #blogger #loads #too #doyouthinkthatmeansweneedtotaketwitterbreakbcidontwantto
    ALSO YOU HAVE SO MANY FOLLOWERS.
    stop making me feel like a piece of dust.
    ehem. also EVERYONE FOLLOW AMBER'S YOUTUVE OKAYTHANKSBYE.


    i hope blogger doesn't mark this comment as spam.

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    1. #YeahIThinkItDoesButIDontWantOneEitherAndItWouldntLast. I've tried before. It lasted eight hours.
      You are a piece of dust.
      THANK YOU, EVERYBODY DO WHAT HAWWA SAID.

      Blogger did mark your comment as spam, but I found it ;P

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  4. These are great resolutions Amber!!

    #hashtagsarelikethecoolestthingyeah

    80 books sounds reasonable. I'm going for 125, but as you know I'm a little younger AND I KNOW I WILL HAVE LOADS OF TIME IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS aka i have no life.

    Ok. Need to stop procrastinating. Great goals, bye!

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    1. Thank you!

      I don't see what age has to do with it but okay. KEEP PROCRASTINATING. #BadInfluence

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