Even though I have been blogging for almost four years, I have never set any goals for my reading or for my blog. I thought that 2021 was the year and that it would be interesting to reflect back on these at the end of the year and see how I did. It will be nice to have this post to reference throughout the year as a reminder of what my intentions are. Life happens and these are subject to change, but I still want to put them out into the universe.
Start a BookTube Channel
I have been watching BookTube since 2014, and it is something I have been thinking about doing for years. I think a lack of confidence was stopping me from actually doing it. I am a quieter person and it will probably take me a little while to get use to talking to a camera, but I think this blog has made me more comfortable talking about books and I will never know until I try it!
The first thing I have to figure out how to do is edit videos. If you have any tips, I am looking for all the help I can get!
Update Old Posts
I have never thought about how important it is to update old blog posts, until I read an article on databox. I am sure many images and links are broken throughout my blog and apparently it is important for SEO, which is a constant source of confusion for me. I have been blogging for three and a half years, so going through all my posts is going to be quite the task!
Be Better at Pinterest
I know that many bloggers receive a large portion of their traffic from Pinterest. It is something I have dabbled in but am very inconsistent with. I am hoping to change that in 2021!
Write More Discussion Posts
I experimented with a few discussions post in 2020, and I discovered that I really love them and I love hearing everyone else’s opinions on the topic in the comments. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books introduced me to the Discussion Challenge hosted by the blog It Starts At Midnight. I love the idea of sharing my discussion post while also finding new blogs to follow.
Post Reviews on Goodreads and The Storygraph
Every year I say I am going to consistently post reviews on Goodreads, but I never do. I think that my love of The Storygraph and my want to contribute to the site will help encourage me to post reviews on both platforms.
Read More Translated Work
I normally read a few translated works a year, but I failed to do that in 2020. There are so many on my list that I want to make a priority!
Read More of the Books I Own
I am participating in the Beat the Backlist challenge this year, and I am hoping that it encourages me to read more of the books I already own. It is so easy to get distracted by shining new books, but there are books on my shelves I have been wanting to read for years!
Read More Nonfiction
I adore nonfiction, but I didn’t make it a priority in 2020. When I was putting together my end of the year stats, I realize that of the 16 nonfiction titles I read last year, seven of them were five stars. I tend to love the nonfiction I do read, so I need to make them a bigger part of my reading life throughout 2021.
What are your intentions for 2021?