Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Resolutions

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is our resolutions and hopes for 2021 (bookish or not).  I almost feel like it's tempting fate to actually list some resolutions, considering what happened last year, but I do have a few bookish/blogging goals that I'd like to make happen this year!

  1. Bring back my Try It series.  I haven't done one of these since November 2019, so it's time to try some new genres!
  2. Read one book from my shelf of unread physical books per month.  This is a carryover from last year, but I want to make it a more specific goal of one per month to hopefully encourage myself to finally get to these books.
  3. Keep growing my Instagram account.  I'm having a lot of fun taking pictures and sharing what I'm reading, so I'm hoping to keep that going in 2021.  I'll definitely still be active here, though, since I feel like the blog and Instagram are two totally different ways to talk about books.
  4. Host a giveaway.  I haven't done a giveaway since my 3rd blogoversary in 2019, and since my 5th blogoversary is coming up in April, I'd love to do something to celebrate.  I recently started a little affiliate shop over on Bookshop.org, and I'm hoping to use the commissions to support giveaways here on the blog.
  5. Attend at least 2 bookish events.  Virtual events are ok, but I would love to (safely!) attend some in-person events, too, if possible.
  6. Do more to promote books/authors I love.  This is kind of an amorphous goal!  Last year I was fortunate enough to have some new bookish opportunities come my way - I participated in my first blog tour (and a couple more after that) and I shared some cover reveals and excerpts.  These were fun because they provided some fresh, interesting content and I also felt really good about promoting authors I love and maybe even introducing them to readers that might not know about their work.  I think basically what it boils down to is that I want to be more involved in the bookish community!

What are your goals for 2021?

44 comments:

  1. This is a great list of resolutions for your blog! Looking forward to the Try It series!

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  2. Best of luck with your goals! I'd really like to show my physical backlist some love this year, too.

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    1. I know, I feel so bad that they keep sitting there!

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  3. I look forward to reading more from your Try It series.

    My post.

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  4. Great list of resolutions - I wish I had the skills and time to make my bookstagram look good! These are my bookish New Year Resolutions, and some that I know I could not achieve!

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    1. I'm not sure how good my pictures are, but I enjoy it!

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  5. Oh to go to a bookish event in person would be wonderful. But I feel like it'll be virtual ones still this year.

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  6. Good luck! I always wanted to get involved in the blog tour stuff, but I don’t know which tour companies are good or where to start.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I had one approach me, and it's been great working with them!

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  7. Great goals! I hope there will be in-person events again someday. Good luck!

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  8. I would LOVE to go to book events! I just so happen to live in the middle of nowhere, though, so finding one I can travel to is extremely hard.

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    1. I'm lucky that there's a free book festival very close to me, and NYC isn't too far away either!

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  9. Great list! I need to work on growing my Instagram account too, as well as trying to post more photos there!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. Ah I miss in-person book events! The virtual ones have been fine, but they're not the same.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/12/top-ten-tuesday-298/

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  11. Love your resolutions, especially promoting more books/authors you love! It always feels great to help promote something you love :) I would also love going to bookish events again. Hope it'll be possible again later this year!

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  12. Hopefully in-person events come back before he end of the year! Although I love how the virtual events have allowed us to attend things we otherwise wouldn't have been able to.

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    1. That is the nice thing about them, that you can see authors who may not come your way very often.

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  13. Sending you good luck to achieve your goals, your Instagram is fab!

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  14. Instagram is a lot different than blogging. I feel like I am still trying to get the hang of IG and learn all the ins and outs. Good luck with all your goals!

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  15. I agree about Instagram. I like that platform and want to grow it in 2021 but I keep forgetting or not making time to go over there! Maybe I can fix that. :) And I haven't done a giveaway in years. Oh my gosh wow haha!

    Promoting authors is nice. Good luck with these! :)

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  16. These are such great goals! Love that you have been doing cover reveals and such on your Instagram - it really gets me excited for upcoming books!

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  17. I LOVE this goal: Read one book from my shelf of unread physical books per month. I need to do the same!!

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    1. They just keep piling up! I need a plan of action!

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  18. It'd be great if in-person book events were able to come back this year, but TBH I'm not sure when I'd feel comfortable going to one. At this point the thought of being in a crowd is still unthinkable to me. I'm definitely reading more from my own shelves this year. For sure. :)

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    1. Yeah, I think in-person events are going to be difficult this year, even if they're done safely! But I have hope!

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  19. These goals are great! I love the idea of bringing back your Try It series! I also would like to do more to promote books/authors I love, I feel like I have stopped doing as much in the past couple years, and it'd be great to get back into doing that. Best of luck with all of these, I hope you have a wonderful year! :)

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  20. Sounds like a plan, I especially like the author one. Good luck! My TTT is https://readwithstefani.com/2021-bookish-and-reading-resolutions/

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  21. These are great goals. I especially hope you'll be able to find some bookish in-person events to safely attend in person.

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    1. I think it might be wishful thinking, but you never know!

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  22. Oh I like the idea of the Try It series. I tried some adult sci-fi last year and it ignited my want to read sci-fi regularly. I'm trying some horror books now and plan to do a post about them next month. I'd love to see your series come back (:
    I love your last goal. I want to review more this year so I can actually promote the books I am loving. I'm trying to get back into the bookish community since I have been so off and on. Hope you achieve all your goals! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Adriana! It's fun to read outside our comfort zones and find some new favorites!

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