I like having goals to work towards, so here are my blogging and reading goals for 2018! I'm trying to keep things a bit simple this year, but I still wanted to set at least a couple.
- Participate in at least two reading challenges. This one could go under either section, but I put it here because to me a lot of reading challenges are about the blogging community and fostering interaction between bloggers. I've already signed up for the 2018 Beat The Backlist challenge (go Team Book Bards!).
- Come up with new or different ways to present our travels. I like talking about the different hikes we go on and I'll still showcase them, but incorporating travel in general, not just limited to hikes, may be something I start doing this year.
- Learn more about the technical side of blogging. Yes, this is a carryover from last year, where I utterly failed at this goal!
- Start doing monthly recaps. I really enjoy reading other blogger's monthly recaps, so I'm thinking about starting to do my own. My hope is to work on it a little bit all month long.
- Read or reread at least six classics. I have so many classic books on my shelves, and I just keep reading the same ones over and over (Gone With the Wind, mostly). I want to reread some other stories and try ones I haven't read before. Any suggestions? What's your favorite classic?
- Read at least one nonfiction book per month. While I gravitate more towards fiction, I do enjoy a good nonfiction book once in awhile, and I don't read them enough. Whether it's a memoir or a historical topic I'm interested in, I want to read more.
- Listen to more audiobooks. When my commute got longer at the end of last year, I decided to try audiobooks for the first time. So far, I've been listening to books by comedian Jim Gaffigan - they're funny and kind of mindless, as in I don't need to be paying super-close attention lest I miss an important plot point. Do you have any recommendations for audiobooks (something easy and not too plot-heavy)?
What are your blogging and reading goals for the year?