Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Reading and Blogging Resolutions for 2019

Happy New Year! All right, 2019: let's do this!

Yesterday I started writing a post to look back at 2018, but since it was another meh year for me reading and blogging, I just wasn't feeling it and scrapped the post. Not dwelling on what I didn't accomplish last year and instead making a fresh start for 2019 seemed like a better idea.

My overall goal for 2019 is to keep my goals simple, lol. As in not make them so ridiculously unreachable that I'm just going to end up a soggy mess of tears at the end of the year, sobbing over all that I failed to accomplish. XD So on that note:

  • Read 25 books. This was my number for last year's Goodreads challenge. I only made it to 17, same as 2017. If I can read just 2 books a month and squeeze 1 more in at some point during the year, it's totally doable.
  • Scheduled blogging time. Blogging was practically nonexistent on my radar last year because I let it be that way. I've been reading Ryder Carroll's The Bullet Journal Method, and it's been an eye-opener as far as thinking about how I manage, or more accurately, don't manage, my time. I'm switching over to bullet journaling for 2019 from the Passion Planner, and regular, consistent blogging time is a priority task for this year.
  • Move to WordPress/new blog design. I've wanted to move to WordPress for literally years now, lol, and I'm at the point where I realize this is one of those "just do it even though you have no idea what you're doing" type of things. So if you stop by the blog one day and it's acting all wonky, it probably means I finally took the WordPress plunge.

I hope everyone has an incredible 2019! Good luck with all of your reading/blogging challenges!


  1. Best of luck with your goals! I'm making small, doable ones as well since I'm going to college next year and I have no clue how that'll affect my time.

    Eleanor | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. I really like the idea of mini-goals, lol. Big ones are great, too, but personally I sometimes get overwhelmed by them, so small ones seemed the way to go. Good luck with your goals this year, too!

  2. Ooh good luck with the switch to Wordpress if you do it! And I hear you on goals- I like to keep them simple so I don't have to stress about them haha (and I'm doing zero challenges this year because I can lol).

    Happy New Year!!

    1. I wasn't going to do any challenges besides the usual Goodreads one, but since I have a lot of backlist reading I want to do anyway, I figured why not with the Beat the Backlist Challenge, lol.

      Happy New Year to you, too! :D

  3. Good luck! I’ve also seriously considered moving to WordPress, but I haven’t done it yet. I’m too nervous! Good luck with your goals. Happy 2019!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Moving to WordPress terrifies me, lol, but I also figure that the longer I put it off, the more I'll have to move over from Blogger. Fingers crossed all goes well if it happens!

      Happy New Year! :D


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