Hi guys! New year, new goals. I’ve done my writing goals, so now it’s time for blogging goals.
1. Review 3/4 of the books I read.
I think, as a reviewer, we try to review every book we read . . . but let’s face it: that’s almost impossible. Whether it’s time, or the fact that we don’t have much to say about a book, I don’t think many reviewers review every book they read. (Some probably do; but I read a lot of books.) So for 2015, my goal is to review three quarters of the books I read. Here’s why: an author goes through so much effort to write, revise, and edit a novel — so the least they deserve is a review, right?
2. Become self-hosted.
Okay . . . I’ll admit it: this is a scary, scary, scary one. It’s going to take a lot of trial and error, I think, but eventually I would love to become a self-hosted blogger. That way, I can a) have my own URL, and b) have more freedom with my blog, without being restricted by WordPress. (If anyone has any tips / suggestions for self-hosts, let me know. I’ve heard that Bluehost is the best. So please, please let me know!)
3. As well as getting a .com URL, a new name.
Because while I really do like Diary of a Teen Writer . . . I’m currently seventeen. Eighteen in March. Then what happens when I turn twenty? My blog name doesn’t exactly apply anymore, does it? For a blog name I was thinking [my name].com, but eh. We’ll see. :)
4. Giveaways! YAY.
This is something I plan on doing my next blog birthday. (Which, I now know to be the 22nd of December. How cool. My little baby is growing up so fast! *wipes tear from eye*) Anyway. I’d love to have a giveaway just to celebrate how awesome you all are.
5. Explore the blogosphere more.
I do try to get around — see what you amazing bloggers are up to and comment. Especially on smaller blogs, not only the popular ones, because I know how encouraging just one comment can be. But I still feel like I could do more of this. So many good blogs, so little time!