It’s now 2012, and as I mentioned earlier, I’m now into my third year of book blogging. 2011 was a year of highs and lows for me, both in and out of the blogging world. I broke my finger, sprained my ankle, and was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I left an crappy job and exchanged it for an awesome new one. I read 100 books, though I didn’t review all of them. I found a lot of new authors, made some friends, and did more here than I ever expected I would be able to. It was a year to remember.
2012 is going to be another good year. I just know it. I may not be able to read quite as many books as I did this past year, but I do have my goals in mind. For one thing, I’m going to work on wittling down my list of unread/unreviewed books from NetGalley. There are a lot of them, and they all deserve their chance, so I’m going to put some real work into them. Consider this the Year of the ARC.
I also want to bring back my Nostalgia Friday reviews, and get back to work on the Great Valdemar Reread. I miss doing those, and they deserve a good come-back too.
I want to do giveaways and contests more often. I did more giveaways this past year than the year before that, but there could be more. Everybody loves a good giveaway!
I also want, if I can, to try to do some more author interviews. I still get intimidated by approaching authors to ask if they’ll let me ask them a few questions for my blog, and the only way to get over that is, well, to get more used to it. Nothing else for it, and I do enjoy getting an insight into what makes people tick!
So consider these my goals for the coming year. More improvements for the blog and its content, and more good books!
I hope everyone’s coming year is going to be as successful as I want mine to be. Best of luck to us all!