Reading and blogging goals for 2010.
Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century is encouraging bloggers to post their New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer to call them goals rather than resolutions. I’ve decided to post my blogging- and reading-related goals for 2010.
Here are a few of my blogging-related goals:
- Post more reviews. To start, I’m going to aim for at least one or two reviews per week. This is a realistic goal given the many demands on my time in the coming months (i.e. finishing up grad school, my part-time library job, volunteering, committee work, etc.)
- Improve the quality of my blog content. Rather than simply directing visitors to interesting news and links, I will try to make more in-depth, insightful posts.
- Leave more comments on other blogs. I plan to lurk less and comment more (provided I have something meaningful to contribute to the conversation).
- Participate in the 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. To complement this, I will also be adding a regular feature to the blog called Library Loot in which I will share and discuss the books I’ve checked out from the library. I will most likely limit this feature to posts about the young adult materials I’ve borrowed, in keeping with the theme of this blog.
- Move Erin Explores YA to a new hosting site with its own domain. My awesome friend and blogging guru Ehren is helping me out with this. I like WordPress, but I find it a bit limiting in some ways. Ehren’s made some suggestions that will give me more flexibility and control.
As for reading-related goals, here’s what I would like to accomplish in 2010:
- Read all of this year’s White Pine Award nominees by March. As a member of the White Pine steering committee and an ambassador for the Forest of Reading program, I feel almost obgliated to have read all of the shortlisted books. I’m well on my way to accomplishing this goal having read 5 of the 10 already.
- Give ebooks a chance. While I don’t think that ebooks will ever usurp my preference for physical books, I’m curious how the two compare in terms of the reading experiences they offer. I will start by reading a couple of electronic ARCs I’ve received on the computer screen, though eventually I’d like to try using an ebook app on a smartphone and/or a device like the Sony Reader or the Kindle.
So, these are my plans for 2010. What are your New Year’s blogging and or reading resolutions?