So about two weeks ago I wrote a post about my reading goals for next year called A Year of Reading Deliberately. Since then I’ve been thinking about my blogging goals also. I started blogging about three years ago after I found out about the Southern Reading Challenge on Maggie’s blog, Maggie Reads. I wanted to talk about the books I’ve read and join in the discussions that were going around the community.
Though I’ve enjoyed being a part of the book blogging community, lately I’ve thought about giving up blogging. It hasn’t been as fulfilling as it’s used to be. It started to feel less like a hobby and more like school and I no longer felt passion or enthusiasm to keep going. So I’ve been seriously thinking about if I continue blogging, what I want out of it and also why should I keep going.
For the past week or so, I’ve been having a mini Bloggiesta of my own, updating my pages and links while searching the internet for inspiration to keep blogging and maybe change the focus of 1330V and also the way I blog. I’ve found articles and interviews, transcripts, posts from some of my favorite bloggers, and more that has given me back my enthusiasm.
My list of things I want to do with this blog is long and one that I’m going to constantly go back and revise. But here’s a few things my readers can look for in 2010:
A Review Policy. I’ve noticed many review policies on some of my favorite blogs. Since I’ve started receiving review copies myself and start asking for copies, I think it’s time for a policy of my own.
Different focus on reviewing. Instead of giving a critical review, I’m going to start focusing my reviews of my reactions and experience with the books I read. As usual, if I don’t have anything to add in the discussion of a book, I won’t write about it.
Number of reviews. By writing about my experiences with a book, the pressure for a perfect review is now off of me. I plan on writing at least two reviews a week.
Focus. I don’t think I’ve always been clear about the focus of this blog. I read many books of different genres and for different age groups. My focus is to write about well-written but lesser known books. These are the books I usually gravitate to when picking books to read. There’s no need to review the most talked-about books. Instead I’ll focus on the books I love that haven’t received much attention.
So that’s a few of my blogging goals for next year. What about you? Do you have any blogging goals for next year?