It’s the beginning of the new year and time for us to set some goals. I’m setting both personal and business goals this year but here on Wickedly Romance I want to share my bookish goals with you. I will say that this blog is a lot of work if you didn’t already know it.
It makes me very little money if any. All of the profits from here come from affiliate links in the posts which is a small amount. That’s okay with me because I love reading and this blog does get me plenty of books that I would have to pay for if I didn’t post about them. This is the year I have a lot planned for this little blog though. Including the new look that you now see.
Read (NOT re-read) at least 50 backlist books
I did a horrible job in 2020 with this. I need to read more of my backlist titles. I re-read so much that I need to slow down a little so I can thin my TBR pile a little more. The problem is I will think of a book I haven’t read in a while and then go and re-read it.
Stay on Top of NetGalley (and Edelweiss)
I want to keep the ARCs cleared on here so I can keep my rating up. I go through periods where I will request a crap ton of books and then get swamped with so many to read and review. I want to be a little more careful about that this year on both of these platforms.
Stay on Top of Reviews…
Which leads me into staying on top of my reviews. Too many times in the past I have scrambled at the last second to write and post them. There are times when I have them scheduled and ready to go. Another thing to go along with this is to prewrite my Amazon (and other retailers) reviews in advanced. That way I only have to copy and paste them on the day I want to post them.
New Features and More
There are plenty of new features and things that I have planned over here. I have a new Weekly Chapter unveiling next week that help you stay up to date with what is going on here each week with the click of a button. I also want to have more giveaways here for y’all. Most of these things have already been scheduled to happen in the coming weeks.
I am never sure if I should do Reading Challenges or not. I will start some of them and then never finish them. Last year I joined the Goodreads one and read more than the 300 books I set for myself. This year I upped that 400 books for the year. Another thing I have to remember to do is when I happen to re-read a book I add it into Goodreads so I can count towards the challenge. I left about half of those off last year.
I am taking part in the 2021 Beachcomber Mystery Reading Challenge which I think is going to be much fun! I think this is going to be a great excuse to add more mystery books into my reading schedule.
I am also taking part in the The 52 Book Club 2021 Reading Challenge. This is another to expand and branch out my reading horizons.
BOOK CLUBS & GROUPS
I joined several book clubs and groups this year because I must not be busy enough. Just kidding! I love meeting other readers and finding out what they are reading. Here are some that I have joined and will be sharing with you throughout the Year:
- Brenda Novak’s Book Group
- Read It Forward Book Club
- Hello Sunshine Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Between Two Books
- Poppy Loves Book Club
That’s my 2021 Bookish Goals! Here’s hoping I am able to meet them all!
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Sarah L says
Happy New Year!
No resolutions. My goal is to swim 3 times a week. Only been able to do twice a week since July.
Thanks for the contest.
Ryan Eamon says
My goal for this year is to pay off a few bills that have been outstanding for two years. Winning this $1,000 would pay off two bills. I would be forever grateful for it as i am trying to improve my credit.
Kim Henrichs says
One of my goals is to pay off my bills and get on a serious new budget.
I just want my health to improve, so taking care of myself on all levels are important to me this year.
I made a resolution to improve my cooking, so I’m going to try a new recipe every week.
My New Years resolution is just to be happier and focus more on my happiness. Happy New Year!
Christy Peeples DuBois says
I hope you are still enjoying your holiday season. I wish for you many blessing in 2021.
My goal is to get to places/meetings on time. I hate being in a rush however I hate being late continually also.
I don’t make new years resolutions anymore they always stressed me out and I could never stick with them for very long. I am making lists of things that need to get done around the house this year and some goals.
My goals are to reorganize my storage building and to spend more time focusing on my artwork.
Dana Rodriguez says
I am going to take more “me time”
Monica McConnell says
To take care of myself like I do my family. I had a health scare and it made me realize I have got to take care of me too sometimes
teresa kunberger says
My goal is to lost 142 pounds this year!
One of my goals for 2021 is to get in better shape in general – more exercise, better food and more rest.
rochelle haynes says
I just pray that the world goes back to normal
I haven’t made any resolutions for the new year.
rita leonard says
i want to try to get out and walk more
Stephanie Ann says
I am hoping to lose some weight and get back in shape. Also trying to save up more money.
Barbara Montag says
I am not one for New Year’s resolutions.
I prefer to work on things as they come up.
This year though I am committed to working on being more mindful.
I’m going to do more things for me like playing the piano and painting. I want to enjoy life!
Sandra Dufoe says
To drink more water and take more time for myself and try to read at least 25 books this year.
This is a more complicated question than it has been in any other year. I don’t know if I can answer it.simply.. I know I want to do everything I can to not get sick before I can get a vaccine. I know I don’t want to make anyone else sick. And I know that this tells me I yearn to live – and this year should be about me looking at what I want this chapter of my life to be about, what brings me joy and how can I bring joy to others.
Several of my authors have books to be released this year that I’m looking forward to. What bigs me the most, though, is when an author finds a way to make sure his/her politics are expressed in a book that otherwise has nothing to do with politics.
Sassylia Nursyafa says
My New Year’s resolution is I just want to be happier and always healthier
Susan Smith says
My goal is to declutter and turn my extra bedroom/storage room into my office.
Shirley O says
I plan to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose weight in 2021. I would also like to get complete a couple of home renovation projects.
These are excellent goals. I personally love challenges so I’d love to tackle one or two.
My goal is to exercise more often.
i would love to lose at least my quarantine weight
Cathy French says
I didn’t make any resolutions but I vow to try to take better care of myself this year.
My New Year resolution is to spend more time with family and friends!
Kelly D says
My goal is to continue exercising and eating healthy.
molli taylor says
i want to lose 60 lbs and also to get my finances in order.
shannon zeidan says
My goal is to keep improving in ballroom dance.
Donna Cheatle says
Organization. Same every year. I tell myself I will, and I start to get organized and then lose steam. This year I’m shooting for losing steam later, rather than earlier in the year, lol.
read more books
My resolution is to get better organized
My goal is to drink more water this year!
My new years resolution is to walk more, now I’m at 10,000 steps per day but slowly I want to increase that and by the end of the year I want to be at 20,000 steps
Allison Swain says
My goal for 2021 is to start a new career! Thank you for the chance to win!
Melissa Storms says
I am just trying to feel more at peace. It is definitely not easy right now but I feel like I need to work on this for my family. My mood affects everyone’s mood,
Camille B says
My New year’s resolution is to drink more water, try worrying less and make more time for reading!
Shellie Clark says
My goal is to take time for myself
Elaine Dimabuyu says
My goal is to be debt free and to do well in school!
Nina Lewis says
I usually have a 100 books reading goal but this year I made it 125 books. We’ll see how it goes. I also want to lose some weight & stay healthy! 🙂
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
My goals are of fitting in time to write daily, cooking more at home, and reading at least 2 books a month.
Robyn Bellefleur says
My resolution is to drink more water and cut out pop from my diet.
Renee S says
To be more social in relationships,
Francine Anchondo says
I need to pay off bills.
De clutter my apartment!😻 Thank you for sharing the giveaway!
To eat healthier, and recover 100% from the sequels of COVID.
Colleen Boudreau says
Start working out regularly and eating healthier.
Nidhi C says
My new years goal is to eat healthier , drink more water and loose 20lbs in 3 months.
Deanna M says
My top most priority goal is to pay off all our debts in 2021.
Veronica Lee says
I want to read more books and watch less movies in 2021.
Xavier L. Carthen says
My new years resolutions is to lose 50lbs
Elizabeth Lader says
To be better, and not stress as much on things I have no control over
I hope to find a job that I’m able to do and will provide for my needs.
Diana Corlett says
This year I’m planning to focus on positivity!
Temitayo Eunice Aluko says
Increase my income level with passive investments, and lose the remaining 20 pounds of weight.
My goal is to work on my mental health, as well as to cut back on the coffee intake!
Shannon Citrino says
Thank you for the opportunity to win
Kathy Persons says
I m working on decluttering
Cassandra D says
Stay healthy and work out more.
Teresa Moore says
One of several goals this year, I would love to learn something new..maybe take a course at the local college via online most likely.
megan allen says
My new years resolution is to finally spend time with my mom who is working from home now and let her bond with my baby!! Happy new year and thank you for the opportunity!