Sunday, January 1, 2012

Be it Bookishly Resolved

Happy New Year! 

January! Nothing like a brand new, clean, uncluttered calendar page to get the imagination going and inspire a fresh start. I'm not always one for making resolutions, but have been feeling recently that I'm spending more time doing things I ought to do, and not carving out enough time for the things I want to do. With that in mind, here are a few of my bookish and bloggish resolutions for 2012 - what are yours?

  • Write more (fiction, not reviews). Preferably something that isn't completely dreadful - but will take whatever comes as part of the learning process.
  • Continue to blog slowly* (have drifted, mostly out of necessity, into a once or twice a week posting schedule, and have found that works really well for me... if not as well for the page hits)
  • Do more of what I love best on the blog: writer/author Q&As, Three Good Things, and Story Sundays.
  • Read some new literary magazines
  • Spend less time/spend more productive time on the computer (errr... hmm.)
  • ...and on a non-bookish note: get back to doing yoga... and cut down on the cookies.

Wishing you a happy & healthy New Year! Are you a resolution maker - why/why not? What aspirations do you have for the New Year?

*see Anne R. Allen's philosophy on blogging


  1. Good luck with your goals! I usually only post once or twice a week during term time (I'm a teacher) and whilst the page views do drop, I don't see a decrease in terms of number of comments as the bloggers I'm closest too still visit. I reckon you'll find the same as well :)

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! we do what we can do, and have found blogging is more rewarding when done from inspiration rather than pressure to publish.

  3. Very cool resolutions. Best of luck!

  4. Thanks, you have great resolutions as well, and loved the advice you included! (wasn't sure where to comment on tumblr, including your link here-

  5. Best of luck with your blogging and bookish resolutions.

  6. Thanks so much, wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  7. Great resolutions here. :) I'm going to write more fiction, too, and spend more effective time on marketing and promoting on the internet. I usually blog once a week, and this pace does work for me and give enough space and time on other writing. Best of luck with these! And have a happy new year.

  8. Happy New Year, Claudine, thanks for kind words and glad to hear you are finding balance in your writing/reviewing life! (ah, marketing... good thought!)


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