New Year, new… You know it, right? Clean slate, clean mind. Let’s just say that, as amazing as 2017 was for me (finished uni, found a job, travelled a lot and met so many amazing friends!), it was lacking when it came to blogging. But fear not, friend, for I have a lot of blogging resolutions for 2018.
+ Read more books: At the beginning of last year, I had a 40-minute tube commute to work, which meant I could spend over an hour reading every day. And then I moved out and I am now 20 minutes away from work by bus, which makes it impossible for me to read during my commute… And which means I ended up reading a lot less since September. But I am now setting aside at least one hour of reading time before bed every day, so I will tackle a lot more books. And who knows, I’ll even manage to go above my Goodreads challenge!
+ Post more regularly on the blog: 2017 was… not so great, when it came to writing and scheduling posts on the blog. I’m aiming for two articles per week, with at least one book review weekly. I want to grow the blog a lot more, and also to add more about my travels (especially with my upcoming trip to New York in February!) and about places to visit in London. My mind is bubbling with ideas, but it’s taking the time to turn those ideas into something productive that is sometimes hard to do.
+ Grow my bookstagram: A regular schedule on Instagram is hard to achieve, and I fell behind during the last few months. I’ve always wanted to keep a twice-daily schedule (one Bookstagram picture, one travel picture). It has shown to be more tricky than I expected, but I’m back in the game and ready to win the Insta game!
+ Start a Facebook community: I have to admit that as good as some Facebook groups are for blogging and the book community… No group exists for YA book bloggers! Which is sad, if you want my opinion, since there are so many of us out there. I created the group (and the matching Pinterest board) a couple of months back. Now all I need to do is make it grow. Easy, right?
+ Join Twitter chats: I love to participate in Twitter chats every week, because it’s always nice to meet new people and make new friendships in your niche. But I have a very bad memory and always arrive on Twitter when the chat just ended! I’m planning to make an effort to join those chats more regularly, and to overall be more active on Twitter. I tend to use my private account a lot more than my public one, and this needs to change!
+ Be more organised: That’s the main idea, isn’t it? 2018 is the year I get my shit together and learn to set some time aside for blogging, and blogging alone. At least two hours every weekend for writing, scheduling, and overall doing all the maintenance the blog needs. Thankfully, I have a new bullet journal and a blog planner, and they will help me keep track of everything that needs to be done!