MON. | Dec. 24 – #AMonthofFaves Challenges and Goals – Reading challenges, personal goals, resolutions – how did you do? What are your goals for this month, this season or next year. Check in here.
After 2017 being a year-long book slump, I can safely say…I’m BACK!
8 Book & Blogging Highlights In 2018:
🍊Read more books in 2018 than 2017 (which wasn’t hard) and passed my Goodreads goal
🍊Changed my “brand” on all social media platforms to OrangeCountyReaders
🍊Drove almost 300 miles in one day to go to an author lunch with Kevin Kwan and then hear Sally Field speak
🍊Surpassed 1000 followers on Instagram
🍊Participated in my first Buddy Read – Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
🍊Wrote 36 reviews for the blog (168 total posts since May)
🍊Attended 17 book signings and author events and met amazing authors like Chloe Benjamin, Lisa Scottoline, Caroline Kepnes, Anna Quindlen, Susan Orlean and Chris Bohjalian #namedropper
🍊Celebrated one year of being a Little Free Library Steward
9 Book and Blogging Goals for 2019:
🍊Post consistently on blog and social media using schedulers and prewriting posts
🍊Collaborate with local authors and independent bookstores
🍊Get Netgalley ratio above 90%
🍊Solicit monthly guest posts from bloggers and readers
🍊Maintain an editorial calendar
🍊Pass 2500 followers on Instagram and 500 followers on the blog.
🍊Learn how to take better book photos
🍊Complete Popsugar Reader Challenge
🍊Have fun and don’t stress about numbers
QOTD: How was your reading year? What changes/improvements are you making in 2019? Advice for a newbie?
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