2011 Resolutions and Goals

Jumping on the bandwagon, here are some goals that I have set for myself for 2011.

1. Read & review more books!  I am getting behind on my manga series, so I am going to make a greater effort to catch up.  I also purchased a ton of books in 2010, and I have only read few of them.  I want to concentrate on reducing the backlog in my TBR.

2. Use time more wisely.  This one is going to be hard, because I waste a ton of time on Twitter.  I have also allowed myself to get addicted to Angry Birds, which is an insidious time suck.  I need to limit the amount of time I spend on these diversions.

3. Stay focused.  This one is hard, too, because I have the attention span of a very small bug.  Really.  Sometimes it is hard for me to stay on track and complete a task in a timely fashion.

4. Get organized.  I have made a lot of progress with this in the last few weeks, but I need to do more to keep things running smoothly on the blog and in real life. When I finish reading a book, I need to review it right then, instead of letting them pile up on the corner of the desk. I need to keep better track of release dates when scheduling reviews, and I also need to keep my Goodreads account updated with reviews.

5. Become more active in the blogging community.  I follow a lot of blogs, and I read a lot of reviews and posts, but I don’t always make the time to comment on them.  I will try to do a better job with this, though it is a challenge because I work so many hours.

6. Read more titles outside of my comfort zone.  The library has helped with this, and I have discovered a love of zombies and picture books.  I have also started reading more Middle Grade books, thanks to suggestions from the helpful librarians at Wixom Public Library.

7. Offer a greater variety of content.  I want to do more than just write reviews, but I don’t have the confidence to write more editorial pieces.  I also love doing author interviews, but sometimes I feel awkward approaching authors to participate in them, which leads to #8…

8.  Take more risks!  I am so conservative and reluctant to stir up the waters, and that needs to change.  I am an introvert by nature, which is why I love books so much, but I need to be more social.  This will be the hardest goal to conquer.

My number one goal for 2011 in my personal life is to eat healthier.  I have a love for Mexican food, Indian buffets, and ramen noodles, which is so not good for me!

What are your goals for the New Year?

6 thoughts on “2011 Resolutions and Goals

  • December 31, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Happy New Year!!! Wish you the best with your resolutions!!

  • December 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my gosh… I love Angry Birds and ramen noodles. A lot.

    Those are some great goals for 2011! I feel similarly about approaching authors for interviews. I didn’t even list it as a goal b/c I just don’t think I’ll actually do it! I’ll be looking forward to all of YOUR interviews 🙂

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear some Angry Birds calling my name!

  • December 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Ah, I have the same problem with Angry Birds “-_-
    I wish you the best for 2011, good luck for your resolutions!

  • December 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    These are all admirable goals. I wish you the best with each one. Have a very Happy New Year.

  • December 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Happy New Year! I love your resolutions! I, too, want to be more active on other blogs. The thing that deters me a bit is that you can’t comment on comments on blogger, so discussions need to be followed up on… It makes it hard to make a lasting conversation!

  • January 1, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I can understand #6 as this is also one of my goals for 2011. And to help me along, I signed up for more challenges and in genres I don’t normally read.

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