Top Ten Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. While I wasn’t planning on making resolutions this year I had some definite goals for my blog and reading, I was planning on doing my own post but after seeing it was a feature on this meme I decided to merge them. I’m currently nighting over by my friend so I didn’t get to make graphics for the rest of the post and I only had five resolutions planned.

2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions

1. Set a reading goal of 30 books this year. I cut my number by half since I want to focus on reading larger books and take away the pressure of reading a great number of books. As much as I tried tricking myself into thinking goodreads goal didn’t affect my reading patterns, I know I avoided a few monster books just to meet that goad.

2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions

2. Use gifs in my reviews/discussions. I know not everyone loves gifs but they were my stress release during exams. My friends and I would send them back and forth. They’re so entertaining and a good visual to express myself when I can’t with words.

2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions

3. Read at least 5 books by local authors. I’m from Trinidad and Tobago and it’s sad that I don’t read any locally written books. Most of the books I read are by American authors. I’ve become quite distant with my culture so hopefully a few books would help my reconnect.

2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions

4. Write at least one discussion post a month. I rarely write discussions posts. It’s depressing when I have so many ideas. I need to learn to dedicate more time to writing quality content for my blog. I’m setting a goal of writing for 30 minutes a day whether it be blog or personal related.

2014 Reading/Blogging Resolutions

5. Return and reply to comments in a timely manner. I’m so bad at socialising, I’m a total lurker. When I let comments build up, I struggle to return them even if I read a few of their posts. *sigh* It’s a bit overwhelming but hopefully by returning them on the same day they were posted I’ll be able to reply to ALL.

So those were my top five resolutions, I’m sure I have more stored up in my brain but I’ve got a best friend who acts like a clingy cat and wants me to play games with her. Tell me your resolutions for this year! :)

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Resolutions For 2014”

  1. Chrissi Reads

    Great goals :-) I need to work on commenting on reviews and discussion posts not just memes!

  2. Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    The local authors one is such a good one. I hadn’t thought about it, but I think I’m going to try to read more from my local authors. I’m not going to but a number on it, but I’m totally going to make a conscious effort to.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  3. Allie @ Little Birdie Books

    Greta idea about the discussion post, I really want to do more of those too, or just general posts that aren’t reviews. I really want the blog to be more personal 😀

  4. AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader

    I love gifs! They are fantastic!

    Good luck with achieving your goal, and happy reading!

    AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader
    my TTT: http://little-missreader.blogspot.dk/2014/01/top-ten-tuesday-teaser-tuesday.html

  5. Cayce

    Great goals, Isa! I can’t wait to read your discussion posts 😀
    And yes, the GIFs, too <333

  6. leydylaura

    I love your site and your goals! Good luck.

    Check out our resolutions for this year – OUaT TTT

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  7. maria helena

    Great resolutions! I’m looking forward to reading your monthly discussion posts.

  8. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    Great goals! I love the one about reading local authors — I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! And I think it’s really admirable that you’re cutting down on the number of books in order to allow yourself to read bigger books. I think a LOT of us keep an eye on that Goodreads number as we approach year end… and scramble to find more short books we can read to hit our target! Have fun with your gifs… I myself am not into them, but I know so many people are and really find that they enhance reviews. Good luck with your goals this year!

    Lisa
    My TTT

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