Blogging Goals

Now that I’m done with grad school, I’ve had the time to take a step back and reevaluate my blog a little bit. I’ve tried to implement some changes over the past several months, but it’s still not quite where I want it to be. I want to produce more quality content, and more content that I care about, rather than just simply getting posts up. I think it might take some time to find a good balance, but it’s something I really want to work on this year. I’m also starting to look for a full-time job, so I don’t know what I’ll have time for, and this blog might be in flux for a bit.

One of the main things I want to do is write more discussion posts. Part of the reason I find myself shying away is simply because doing them well takes a bit more time an effort than say, a book tag. But I do want to write more impactful posts, because, ultimately, those mean more to me. That might mean posting fewer days a week, but I’m okay with that. I’ve already starting brainstorming some ideas that I’m excited about, and am planning on  spending a few of my days off writing some great discussion posts I hope you will enjoy engaging with.

There are some posts I’ve realized I don’t enjoy writing – like book hauls – and I don’t want to make this blog feel like a chore, because it’s one of the things I absolutely love doing. I want to keep this blog something I look forward to working on, and eliminate as much of the tedious work as I can. I’m not sure exactly what this will entail, but it’s something I will be working on.

I also want to try and review more books, specifically diverse books. I’m focusing on diverse reading as much as possible this year, and I want to make that a priority on my blog as well, because I do think it’s really important.

Finally, I want to be much better about keeping up with other book blogs! I have been kind of terrible with this lately, and I feel kind of guilty about it (even though I doubt very many people noticed. But, not only do I get great ideas from other blogs, I do enjoy reading other’s writing, and I want to be an active member of the blogging community, because that’s something I love.

Because this blog wouldn’t be very much without all of you, I want to hear your thoughts. Is there anything you’d like to see more (or less) of? Any topics you want to see me write about? Or are there any posts you want to see me approach differently (i.e. longer book reviews, more info in the weekly wrap ups, etc.)? Let me know in the comments! I also want to know what posts on this blog are your favorites, because if there’s something you like, I want to make sure I keep doing it!

Thanks for reading and thank you in advance for your feedback – I really do value it! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week!

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13 thoughts on “Blogging Goals

  1. I’m not good at figuring out what to post or anything, myself so I totally feel you. As long as you’re enjoying what you post, it’ll show & people will appreciate it & flock to your blog. At least, I’m pretty sure. It’s hard not to enjoy something when the creator very clearly loves what their putting out. ❤

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  2. After years of trying, I am finally getting better about reading and commenting on others’ blogs. I made a really thorough feed list on Feedly. I get to it most days. I also highly recommend doing Armchair BEA in spring. It’s great fun and I “met” lots other bloggers that way.
    I also have to work to find a balance. I’ve actually allowed myself to do “fluff” posts occasionally. I used to only do reviews but now I mix it up more, just so it’s not the same thing all the time. If I have a book that I really want to dive deep, I will, but I will also do lists if I think the topic is cool.

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  3. I highly recommend doing discussion posts, and linking them up in the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge. I have made so many great connections that way. I also recommend Armchair BEA!

    As for what types of posts I’d like to see, I enjoy anything a blogger is genuinely excited about. That could be a top ten list or a review or a discussion or something else, as long as you really get a kick out of it.

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    1. Thanks! I wasn’t aware of the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge, but that sounds amazing! I think it will motivate me to do more discussion posts. You’re the second person to recommend Armchair BEA, so I will definitely be looking into it this year. Thanks again!

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