Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. You’ve already heard about some of my personal goals for the year, so I decided to make this post about my bookish ones! I’m not even going to glance at my list for last year, because I know I failed everything haha.
1. COMMENT MORE COMMENT MORE COMMENT MORE. Seriously, I’m the worst commenter on the planet. I maybe comment once a week on a single blog if that. I read tons of blogs, too, I just never comment. I’m more of the silent-observer type. But the thing is…I’m a part of this blogging community, and I know it’s supposed to fun, but there are obligations too. Like actually participating and not just staring at my computer blankly.
2. Engage on Twitter more. A lot of my problem with Twitter comes from the fact that I can’t always be on it, so I’ll miss the beginnings of conversations and then I have no idea what’s going on, so I don’t say anything. But I definitely want to make more of an effort to ask questions and respond to what people are saying, even if I can’t do it as often as I’d like to.
3. Read more new-to-me authors. I really struggled with coming up with ten authors for this list, so I want to expand my author repertoire.
4. Read more debuts. Related to the last one, I almost always gravitate towards an author I’ve read before. I’ve read some pretty terrible debuts since I’ve started blogging, and I think that’s turned me off in general. Which it shouldn’t! I need to be more open to giving new authors a chance.
5. Incorporate more creative posts. I tried including a lot of different posts in 2013, like my book playlists, my book spine poetry, or my personal posts. Since starting my new job, I haven’t had time to write these kinds of posts (I put a lot of time into them, and I just haven’t had any to spare recently). I want to start making time to do those kinds of posts, because they’re fun to write and a way to exercise my creativity muscles.
6. Review what I feel like reviewing. So many times I get sucked into the hype machine or I request an ARC because I feel like I have to review them, but life is short, time is of the essence, other cliche, etc.
7. Participate in more events. I know there are a ton of Twitter chats, book challenges, and read-alongs, but I rarely participate.
8. Stop buying so many books. HAHAHA as if.
9. Read more backlist titles. I have so many favorite authors, but I keep putting off reading their older books. I want to stop focusing on the newest thing and take time to appreciate the awesome books that have been out there for a while.
10. Remember why I love reading. Because seriously…books are awesome.