#AMonthofFaves Challenges and Goals | #2018 #byefelicia #hello2019

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.

For the month of December, I’ve joined hosts  Girlxoxo, Traveling with T andEstella’s Revenge for their annual  #AMonthofFaves  blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was.

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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