I am not much of a stickler for resolutions but I’ll try to do things differently this time. Having a post about my resolutions might motivate me more to blog regularly. Heh. Last 2017, I only aimed to do the Goodreads challenge, to try to post reviews and blog whenever I have time. Every thing, except for the GR challenge, wasn’t laid down using S.M.A.R.T. And worst, I did not really write them down. Yeah, I just made my resolutions whenever I feel like it and my heart wasn’t really driven to achieve any of those resolutions. But let’s move past that, I am keeping my fingers crossed that I’d be able to:
1. Read 50 books for the whole year.
Compared to my previous reading targets, this is really low but circumstances have changed. I have to be S.M.A.R.T with my reading goals this year considering that I have so many things to do outside of reading. I am tracking this through Goodreads.
2. Finish at least 2 series that I’ve started from the previous years.
As I was monitoring my Excel file of the various series that I’m following, I couldn’t help but cringe. How in the world did I manage to start a lot of different series without finishing the old completed ones?
3. Read more LGBT and other diverse books.
Do you have any other recommendations? I swear, I can only count in one hand the good LGBT books that I’ve read last year. At the moment, I am currently reading The Year of the Knife by G.D. Penman and it’s not appealing to my taste. I am considering to DNF it butI don’t want to start the year DNFing books. Le sigh.
4. Read at least one non-fiction book which should be related to either environment or ISO.
As you all know, my tolerance for non-fiction books is nil but I’m trying to change that this year. I chose the topics that I am more likely to understand and be able to relate to.
5. Update my excel file for the various series that I’m following.
Aside from not finishing a lot of already completed series, I was also unable to update my excel log of the subject. I know, right? The end of the world is really coming when I couldn’t even update my excel file. T_T
6. Organize the hoarded e-books in my laptop.
Ok, this is going to be a long term project. With my magpie attitude, I was unaware that I was able to amass a lot of tutorial e-books ever since I started blogging. I have to organize them in my new laptop.
7. Blog at least twice a week.
Can I even do this? Hah. I managed to do this last week. I hope it will last.
8. Complete all my ARC backlogs.
At the moment, I still have 3 ARCs to read and review. I really have to get out of this reading slump. It’s also not helping that my interest in them are slowly waning day by day. Siiiiiigh.
9. Save up to buy a new WordPress (version two of my current one) theme during Holiday sale.
I’m already happy with my current theme, Tweak Me, right now but after seeing what version 2 can do, I know that I have to get it at some point.
10. Update my gaming blog once a week.
Yes, you’ve read that right. I have a gaming blog which I started during my soul searching days back in mid-2016. I am still not sure whether to terminate it or just let it languish for all eternity.
I’m planning to add more but figured that I can barely keep up with 2 resolutions last year so it’s high time for me to be realistic. Besides, I’m making sure that the fun part is way greater than the stressful part. Add the fact that outside of reading and blogging, I still have personal and gaming goals that I need to achieve. Goooosh, this is the beauty of life!
How about you? What are your New Year’s resolutions?