A new year signifies the start of something new. It may sound cliche, but it is. It is the time when people take oaths to do better with the months to come. To be productive. To be bolder. Better. Well, I would personally want to announce to everyone that I want to be a better JM this 2016. I want to be a better blogger. A better student. A better son. Because what’s the point of a new year if we don’t intend on improving and developing ourselves, right?
So with that, I want to share with everyone some of my bookish goals and resolutions for 2016.
Meet more people. Co-bloggers, authors, publicists, etc. – Who doesn’t love the feeling of meeting and bonding with someone new, right? I, personally love meeting new people, especially people who I share the same interest with: Books. Bookish people tend to be more fun, it’s a proved fact. Meeting new authors is rad as well *Hello, NBS!* Haha, actually, last January 2nd, I met a bookish friend of mine who happens to be so sweet IRL. I first met Jasmineon Instagram, and we’ve been great friends ever since. She’s a spectacular young woman.
- Try and reach out to some publishers and be brave enough to write letters of request. – Okay, so here’s a fun fact. Last year, I wrote 5 different letters of request for an ARC to 5 different publishers/publicists. Some titles I requested were Dumplin’, Fans of The Impossible Life, and What We Saw to name a few. None of them replied. Sad story, I know. I don’t even know if either I’m asking the wrong person, or they just didn’t want or didn’t have the time or resources to respond to my message, but in the end it was the same. I felt devastated. I have to admit, I didn’t like the way it felt. I didn’t want to feel envious of others who get positive responses and so, I vow to try harder this year and look at all the things I have to be happy about. I am more than lucky to have this platform to share my thoughts on and I believe that I am more than blessed. This year, I will try harder!
- Invest a whole lot more of my time and effort in book blogging. – I have to admit, 2015 wasn’t the greatest year for me in the blogging community but everyone knows that I’m giving my all. I never feel like I owe my readers anything but I seriously want to give them my best because after all, they did follow me and my blog, right? It just feels good to know that I can do something great out of what’s expected of me.
- Post more creative content. – As of now, the only things I share here at Book Freak Revelations are Book Reviews, Event Recaps, Monthly Book Hauls, Book Tags and Awards, Top Ten Tuesdays, Waitin on Wednesdays, and some of my Bookish Thoughts and Opinions. Hopefully this year, I could collaborate with some of my friends and curate a guest post so as to keep my content fresh.
- Write more technical and informative reviews. – Okay, so last year, the elements that made up my reviews were COVERS, STORIES, and ENDINGS. This year, I vow to make my reviews a whole lot more technical, creative, and informative. I just realized that my reviews may not be as on point as it should be, so this year, my reviews will solely contain my thoughts and opinions about the book’s PLOT, CHARACTERS, WRITING STYLE, PACING, and ENDING. My book reviews of Winter by Marissa Meyer and Future Perfect by Jen Larsen are currently under the process of editing, but I took this bookish resolution to heart and hopefully you guys will notice that once they’re up. Also, if you haven’t noticed it, I’m actually using new headers and footers for my posts. I hope you guys liked it! ♥
Okay, so that’s it for this post! Hopefully, I could follow through with these goals to keep my year in blogging as fun as I meant for it to be.
How about you? What’s your bookish goal for 2016? Share them with me through the comments section!
Until next time!