(image credit goes to Shealea!)
This is my FOURTEENTH and FINAL post in the #Project14Lists series, hosted by Shealea at That Bookshelf Bitch! You can find more information here, as well as a thread of my posts for the event here.
Previous #Project14Lists Posts:
1. Winter TBR
2. #Short-a-Thon: Graphic Novel/Manga Goals
3. 2019’s General “Life” Resolutions & Goals
4. 2019’s Reading Resolutions & Goals
5. 10 TV Shows I Want to Watch in 2019
6. Random Bookish Facts About Me!
7. 10 Movies I Want to Finally See in 2019
8. 2019 Releases I WISH I Could Find Under My Christmas Tree
9. 24 Books On My 2019 TBR
10. Reading Challenges & How I’m Sticking to Them in 2019!
11. 10 Games I Want to (re)Play in 2019
12. Authors I Want to Read More From in 2019
13. Authors I Want to Start Loving in 2019
Today’s #Project14Lists post is…
5 Big 2019 BLOG Changes!
This is a post I’ve been really looking forward to, as I have quite a few BIG CHANGES planned for my blog in the coming year—and what better day to talk about them than the final day of the ending year? (Happy new year’s eve, everyone!)
1. LIVE CHALLENGE & TBR UPDATES
As I said in my reading challenges post, the biggest way I’ll be staying on top of my challenges will be through keeping a page (which you can view HERE) pinned to my menu bar at the top, where I’ll post routine updates to my challenges and TBR as I go!
You’ll also notice the “TBR Beast” page has changed—instead of a text list, it’s now a Google Sheets spreadsheet! You should also be able to comment directly on the spreadsheet!
2. CHANGES TO MONTHLY TBR/HAUL/WRAP POSTS
A few things will be changing with my “monthlies”:
- SMALLER TBR LISTS: I’ve been making huge TBRs each month and stressing out too much over them. No more!
- NO REVIEW COPIES IN TBR LISTS: Ever! I want to stop focusing only on forcing myself to read ARCs in order of release date and to instead read WHAT I want, WHEN I want!
- “TRY A CHAPTER” CHALLENGE: If you missed my first “try a chapter” challenge, you can view it HERE!
- UNHAUL CHALLENGE: I’m continuing the “unhaul challenge”, but lowering it to one book per month. I’m not going to take suggestions on Twitter & GR anymore, but I’ll be taking suggestions here, on my blog instead—in each month’s TBR post, I’ll ask you guys to suggest what my “unhaul challenge” title should be for that month!
- CHALLENGE UPDATES: For easy updates, I’ll add a section to my wrap-up posts including details on that month’s progress towards challenges!
- MIXED MEDIA REVIEWS: I want to start adding very short mini-reviews for films, video games, and maybe even music I’m currently enjoying!
- SPLIT HAULS: I just started splitting hauls between “physical” and “digital” and got a lot of positive feedback, so that’s staying. The split posts give me more of a chance to talk about the titles being hauled instead of just posting lists of titles!
- SMALLER HAULS: With the new “read 5 buy 1” challenge plus my “borrow more, buy less” goals for the year, you can expect substantially smaller purchase hauls from me after December’s haul posts. December, though… heh. 😅
3. GETTING BACK TO MY REVIEW ROOTS
If you’ve been around a long time, you might remember that my reviews used to be a lot more FUN. I used to joke around a lot more and fangirl and geek out and swear and all kinds of shit, and somewhere along the line, I lost that and got way too serious?
So, my biggest review-related goal for 2019 is to get back to my roots and have FUN with my reviews again! And hopefully not annoy the hell out of y’all with my own obnoxiousness. 😂
4. TAG THURSDAYS?
I’m not sure how soon I can implement this one, but y’all, I have a bookmark folder FULL of tags because I never, ever ignore them—seriously, I LOVE BEING TAGGED FOR THINGS—and I was thinking it might be fun to start doing Tag Thursdays or something? Thoughts?
5. QUARTERLY ROUND-UPS
Do any of you remember 6 months ago, when I did a TBR and haul “round-up”? If you don’t remember (you can check ’em here and here), basically I looked back at the last 6 months’ hauls and TBRs and made pie charts to show how many of those books I’d actually read since those posts were made. It was super fun and kinda geeky and I want to start doing it every 3 months or so, so expect more of those! MOAR STATS!