Happy New Year!
yeah a day late, but whatever :P
My blogging resolutions!
The problem with me reading books is that I read too fast, which means that I miss little things about the novel. It also means I don't savour them enough. I literally finish a book one night, then the next day I'm straight off to a new one. It's hard for me to review because it means I easily forget my thoughts and then the reviews start to pile up because I SO can't review a book as fast as I read it..
Review (and read) more books!
I take FOREVER to write a review. I think it's because I get distracted a lot..Twitter, I'm looking at you! I always talk about these amazing books I'm reading at the moment and how I can't wait to review it but nearly every person who visits the blog probably thinks 'I thought this was a book-reviewing blog. Where are all the reviews?' Which is not good.
Also, I'm going to try and finish the review of a book within a week of finishing it. Or may brain just pushes all my thoughts and opinions on it into a box called 'Junk'.
REPLY to emails.
*1 new message!*
Tells people on Twitter.
Get's more excited.
Gets distracted with something else.
Email gets forgotten and sendee never gets a reply.*
I'm really trying to comment on blogs more! Believe me, when I see your post/review/meme/whatever, it's most likely that I've read it, but I just forget to comment. Sorry! I'm going to try and at least comment on all the blogs on my blog roll AND when people comment on my posts, I promise to be more sociable and comment back! Which brings me to IntenseDebate..the commenting system things which is meant to be really good..I'm looking into it y'all.
Oh who am I kidding, in 2011 I'll probably tweet MORE!! TWITTER, Y U SO ADDICTIVE?!!
Have a variety of posts on the blog.
When I first started blogging, I thought I'd post about lots of different bookish things, book trailers, extracts, exciting events, stuff like that! But I never got round to doing it all. I'll try and make sure I have a more frequent amount of NEWS posts where I'll post stuff like that. More discussion posts too. I think I have one about eBooks in my drafts somewhere..
I am like, the slowest person in the world. AT EVERYTHING! Which doesn't help when you're a book blogger. I take hours to write one simple little post, that should only take several minutes. Even with template-y things for my features and reviews, it still takes a lot longer than necessary. Scheduling posts as soon as I'm sure they're perfect should happen as well, so I know that the blog will have some readable, interesting content if ever I'm away/really busy. #procrastinationFTW
Don't take book blogging so seriously.
Book blogging takes over my whole life, *literally*. I get stressed when I haven't posted in a couple of days, if it looks like all I do is post IMM and Waiting on Wednesday, if I'm not going to have a review on time. I even get stressed when I haven't checked my email! I'm starting to lack a bit in my schoolwork, which is really bad considering I'm doing my first GCSE in two weeks. Science. Which I hate. AND for crying out loud I'm only 14! *scared*
Stop being so depressing and be HAPPY!
I'm not elaborating, but yeah ^_^
Then there's the usual things, eat real FOOD (not Nutella, crisps, or endless croissants *drools*), exercise more, be less self-conscious, save up to buy a Kindle/eReader!
Oh yeah, in 2011, I might just confront my camera-phobia and make a vlog :)