Resolutions for the New Year + Changes

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Every year, I try to keep a set of resolutions in mind. I hardly ever keep them longer than a month, but I think it’s a fun and intriguing tradition, and I don’t want to give up on it this year. So, here we go with a list of resolutions for 2012 and possible changes to I Heart Reading.

  • I will try to post every day. This doesn’t have to be a review every day, posts can also include giveaways, memes, author interview or even guest posts. But I aim to post at least something on I Heart Reading every day.
  • I will try to read and review 150 books during this new year. Last year, I nearly made it to 100, although I’ve read over 100 books, I just didn’t review all of them. This year I’m upping the challenge. Wish me luck!
  • I’m participating in over +20 other book challenges. I will post a monthly progress post (some twice a month or more) over at my challenge blog, I Heart Reading Challenges.
  • I will keep track of all the books I receive and all the ones I review on my blog, I Heart Yearly Reads. I will post at least two times a month on this blog.
  • Additionally, I will try to post a review at least once every two days. I think this will probably be the hardest part. I read enough books, but I don’t review all of them. Time to change that!
  • Because GFC is dissappearing in March 2012, I want to raise the number of RSS and Email Subscribers my website has. Therefore, I’ve decided to create a monthly contest for email subscribers only. They will be able to choose from three books reviewed that month on I Heart Reading. There will be no additional way to gain entries – simply subscribing by email is enough.
  • On top of that, I also want to increase the level of visitor interactivity here on I Heart Reading, so I’ve decided to also give out a monthly prize to that month’s top commentator. The person who left the most comments – no spam comments though – during that particular month, will win a book that I have reviewed on I Heart Reading during that month. I hope to increase user interactivity this way.

Oh, and please check out the new and updated features pages!

I’m also going to try and host one special event per month. The event planned for this month is a The Immortals Theme Week, running from January 11th – January 17th.

Happy Newyear, everyone!

Comments

  1. Best of luck with your goals!

    Myself, I’m going to refrain from making blog/book-related resolutions this year, mostly becase half the time I do make resolutions, I never actually acheive them. Much easier for me to just go with the flow.

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