I don’t want to call it goals or even resolution as I am rubbish at stuff like that… Mood swings rules my day and I have kids so my time is not my own until I can suitably kick them out of the house and change the locks…
But as the new year approaches it is only natural to catalogue that list of things that I would like to get through. I am not one for these larger than life goals – I like to treasure the little things, I love to be surprised by the everyday mundane stuff so I make realistic goals, so I am not pushed for time to get them done and miss out on that adventure in my life or the little things that pass through mine and my kids day. That said, there are some things that I would like to do this coming year, hope to do or even make a concerted effort to get done in a timely manner this 2011.
Sort out my online book shelf – Honestly if I was just a little bit more consistent and organized about this it would save me a whole lot of bother when it comes to book I buy and series I follow. One of the draw back with eBooks for me is, once read it kinda goes onto the hard drive of doom where I never catalogue and I just treat it like a dumping ground.
With a big portion of my time spend online, if I sort out my Goodreads and my Shelfari shelves that would be at least 70% of the battle done.
Schedule reviews.. For the a long while after I started blogging I was so good at scheduling post especially reviews, but I think there just comes a time when interest wanes or the need to review every book one reads is not vitally important as actually reading the books themselves.
However in the big scheme of thing I must never forget that my blog/site is not just there for book pimping, shout outs, giveaways etc, but it is about the reviews – no mater how short or how long and I really need to get back to that.
Get back to using my library more. I am a huge fan of the library – not online library, the brick and mortar place we go to, to get books and then take them home and never read them sometimes.
I used the library this year 2010 for my graphic novel challenge and I will admit I did find some treasure along the way over the year – but as a source for my main reading material, it just doesn’t work – as there is normally a queue to get a recently released book.
But as life goes if you don't use something it is prone to being scrapped or phased out and that will happen to my little library if I don’t support it – so I really must come up with a system to support my library more this coming year..
Expand my vocabulary – This one I definately blame on my kids – I find the older they get, I use words like “use it, move it, tidy up” too much.
I really need adult conversation in my daily diet. Probably the library will help in that department.. Let’s see how the year pans out in regards to this area.
Leaving comments – Over the past couple of months I have really dragged my feet on commenting, both on my blog and other places. I need to address this post haste, although I read a huge volume of blogs during the day - I rarely comment, sometimes I am just so tired by the time I get in and other times it’s all been said already – but guess what, it really does take all of us to make this community work and I am certainly not doing my bit…
So I am pulling my sock up and flexing my fingers – so you’ll be seeing me on comments more - soon..
Using my RSS reader. I am not sure how you guys keep up to date with blog roll – but it is super hard for me and I find I visit the regular set everyday and “A” good bunch get missed.
I am starting to use the Feedly thing as it does an automatic refresh when I hit the page which is good, as I can see which blog has updated and I can just pop along and see what was posted. Now just to remember to check it morning and evening or else I will be inundated with post and I get really overwhelmed and just feel the need to press “read all” when that happens..
Those are just the stuff that relates to the blog..
There’s still !!!!
Connecting with friends
Brave up and try my first cup of coffee
Touch a snake
Find that elusive fruit salad that works for me
Figure out how to keep the cats out of my lavender bushes
Any plans on your agenda for 2011?