I don’t always set monthly goals, but I’ve decided to really use this month to get back into blogging and bookstagram. I have still been fairly active on bookstagram, but I have seriously been neglecting my blog. I haven’t been feeling very motivated or inspired to write or post anything, and I’ve been struggling with the amount of essays and assignments set for me by my university. And, of course, the chaos and uncertainty caused by the pandemic hasn’t helped!
I’m now staying safely inside my house for the foreseeable future. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I’ll have a decision about my summer exams, and I’ll have finished all of my current pieces of coursework. As well as plans to catch up on my tv series, binge watch all the Studio Ghibli films and play on the Wii (everyone’s Nintendo Switches made me root around in the loft for my old Wii and I’ve become quite addicted), I am hoping to do a lot of reading and writing. So I thought I’d set a few goals just to keep myself accountable.
Write and Post a Blog Post Every Week
I started the year off so well. I set up my blog and committed to posting once a week, which I didn’t think would be too much of a commitment. I managed for the month of January and most of February, but I have barely blogged throughout the entirety of March. I have several blog posts waiting to be posted, but they need a proof read and photos taking for them, and I just haven’t got around to it. I also haven’t been feeling very motivated, but once I finish my last university essay hopefully I will have more energy for writing.
Start Posting on Twitter Again
I have also been neglecting Twitter. I just forget to check it, and so I don’t remember to post on it either. When I was posting regularly, interacting with different people to bookstagram was really fun, and I enjoyed seeing people’s reactions and ratings to different books, with less focus on the visuals. It was also a great way to discover blogs and to promote mine, so I am hoping to get back to posting and interacting regularly on it.
Read 10 Books
It’s not all about the numbers, but since I can’t commit to specific books I want to read in a month, I thought a numerical goal might work better for me. I’m aiming to read 10 books every month, and I’m hoping to read a range of different genres. Audiobooks have really been helping me up my monthly totals this year, and I am looking forward to carrying on with the Wayward Children series in particular.
Work on Discovering New Bloggers and Bookstagrammers
As I’ve been lacking motivation a little bit this past month, I haven’t been spending as much time on any of my platforms. This means I haven’t been discovering new accounts to follow and new blogs to read, and I haven’t been as focused on interacting with the blogs/accounts I already follow. I am hoping to use this month to really work on interacting with different people and finding new favourite accounts.
Do you set bookish goals? If you do, what are they for this month?