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Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW: Goals

The last BBAW prompt is about goals. Tell us and this is really important, in 50 words or less what you love best about your blog! And then in 50 words or less where you want your blog to be by the next BBAW!

On October 19th, it will be two years since I started this book blog. I wanted a place to record the books I read and to remember why I did or didn't like a particular book. It sort of just evolved after that.

For the most part I'm happy with my little corner of the book blogging world. I think my reviews have gotten better, and I've learned to temper a negative review with positives.

Like most others, I'd like to have more readers. I need to be better about commenting on, and not just reading, reviews on other blogs. I also want to be better about acknowledging those who comment here. I've become friends with other bloggers when one of us answers or responds to comments and I think it makes our experiences with the book blogging community richer.

I also want to move back into reviewing books because I choose to read them, not because I agreed to post a review on a set date. Sometimes you need to be in a certain mood to read a particular book, and I’ve learned that I don’t always enjoy reading under pressure.

The last two years have been a lot of fun and I look forward to watching this next year unfold.

What about you? Do you have specific goals for the next year?

12 comments:

  1. I don't enjoy reading under pressure either. Time to take back the blog! :)

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  2. I've kind of backed off of tours some for that exact same reason.

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  3. I agree with you about needing to be in the right mood to read a particular book. I also prefer picking out my own books to read, rather than having to read books just for the sake of reviewing them.

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  4. No need to read books you don't enjoy!

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  5. Great goals! I have the same issue with pressure sometimes too. I need to work on that.

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  6. Somedays I read like crazy and others I just sleep! How is that? Yet I have read 100+ books this year. Still going strong!

    BBAW: Setting Goals

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  7. I need to be better at commenting instead of just reading and leaving too!

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  8. I'm going to visit and comment more too. It makes for a fun blogging experience.

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  9. I know what you mean about the pressure, I have so many books that have piled up that now I'm stressin lol. You have a beautiful blog!

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  10. Yeah reading under pressure stinks!!! ;) Great goals Holly, I wish you all the best in the year ahead!

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  11. Congrats on 2 years of your blog :)
    www.thesocialfrog.com

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  12. Hi - just visiting for the first time from BBAW. I'm not as good as I should be about replying to comments either. What I'm really bad about is following the thread after I comment on someone else's blog. I just comment and then the conversation floats off into cyberspace, because I never subscribe to comments and very rarely revisit the comments. I wish blogging made it easier to follow threads on which we comment somehow. I'd love a google reader or blogger tag that allowed you to click on "see threads I've commented on."

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