Let’s Chat, 2018 Goals & Other Thoughts

As 2017 is quickly dwindling, I’m beginning to think of 2018 and what I want to accomplish and focus on. Reading goals, blog direction, and what I will be putting out on Instragram, which I view as a direct insight to who I am as a reader and blogger. 

I’ve learned a lot about the bookish community, and about what I want from it. Going into bookstagram, I genuinely wanted to share my love for reading and books. That hasn’t changed. What I found was an entire world of fellow book lovers! I’ve met people from across the globe and formed lasting friendships with some pretty awesome human beings. For this, bookstagram has given me way more than I ever dreamed possible.

I’ve also found that bookstagram can snowball for some, wrapping people up in chasing followers, likes, and aesthetically pleasing page themes. This is not my focus. In 2018 I will continue to post pictures I find pleasing, and if my page grows that will be wonderful. If not, I am happy with my solid group of interacting friends that make bookstagram what it is- a connection between fellow book lovers and new friends.

In 2018 I will write more non bookish blog posts. I don’t have a Goodreads account. Bookstagram and theliterarybirds.com are my outlets. I’ve found that people DO vistit the blog. The DO read posts. People in general however don’t like to comment, something I myself am guilty of, nonetheless I’m more concerned with reading the posts than commenting.

Reading goals include:

1. 75 + books

2. Read another book from my 2017 five star authors.

3. Clear my existing TBR shelf.

4. More indie authors. (My blog will also feature and promote more.)

5. 5 classics I haven’t read.

What are your 2018 reading goals? I’d also love your thoughts on bookstagram and blogging in general!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Jessica

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