Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
2016 Book Blogger Resolutions
Welcome to “How To Set Yourself Up To Fail Your Resolutions 101” — because seriously — last year I set myself up with goals I don’t even remember setting LOL. I’m just going to simplify everything down to the grit of what I’ve already been doing: reading books and curating content.
Maybe set a reading goal for 30? 40? Maybe. I set my reading goal on Goodreads at 1 book so anything I read will feel like an accomplishment anyways.
A New Bridge
With getting my NetGalley ratio up to 100% (after sending in DNF feedbacks for 2014 titles I’ll never get to read), I might put a pause to requesting eARCS because I still don’t have an e-reader (Christmas sales were garbage). But I was fortunate enough to be reached out by a publisher at the tail end of 2015 and it is my intent to start building bridges with other pubs even if I’m still a relatively small blog (in my view anyways).
A True North Strong and Free
Last year I wanted to read more Canadian Literature. I read one. My hope? 2. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. This means I will read Station Eleven this year my goodness.
A New Nessochist
Low key continue to push Patrick Ness’ books to everyone. As one does. I’m just kidding…
The only thing I actively want to achieve is to actually figure out this damn blog rebranding and finally get self-hosted. That is all.
A Weirder Approach
So I know most of my discussions aren’t accessible for comments because they’re piles of thought vomit that don’t fall in the traditional realm of “book blogging discussions” (so I figure people just don’t know how to respond LOL). But I’m going to keep at it while also trying to work both angles this time around and hope that it doesn’t come off as some nonsensical hullabaloo.
Plus, I feel like I’ve been putting out less snark/humour in my content. Not sure if anyone has noticed it but it feels different. Gotta up my personality game, damn.
A Commitment To Comment
You may or may not have heard me complain that I followed a a lot of blogs resulting in seeing hundreds of new posts in my feed everyday. And that was incredibly daunting to peruse and comment through. This is why I’ve barely followed any new blogs for the past 2-3 months (for fear that it’d be even more daunting).
Last week, I began culling this list and hopefully with a more manageable number, I can [finally] get back to properly commenting back and building our friendship.
A New Voice
Hello co-blogger whom I have yet to meet. I will find you.
On Nonsense (With The Community)
A Time For Chill Squad
While my friends down south (that’s you, Murica) get all these fun book events and tours, the events that come to Canada are few and far between (or they cost me a limb). So you adapt. By that I mean attempt to have more impromptu gatherings or grabbing food to eat etc. with members in the community. Small things, you know? — some of us are even chilling this coming weekend (so this resolution is reached. bam.)
A Time For Chill Squad (feat. Dim Sum)
By extension of the previous resolution, This-Serious-But-Not-So-Serious-Idea is something I want because 1) I’ve talked to too many bloggers about dimsum NOT to go grab some and 2) because food.
One thing’s for sure: you’ll still get the same ol’ word vomiting goodness from yours truly.