Top Ten Bookish/Blogging Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Click on the link to see all the participants’ resolutions…

1. Blog more frequently – Eleven days in and I’m averaging a post a day. I’ll never keep that up, though I’m pretty sure I’ll beat last year’s total.

2. Comment more frequently – especially on the blogs of others who comment here. It’s only fair, right?

3. Proofread posts more carefully before posting – I am really bad about this. Maybe it’s because I get so excited that I’ve actually finished writing a post that I want to publish it immediately.

4. Learn more about wordpress & widgets & things – I’m a technological ignoramus at this point when it comes to blogging; how do add a “followers” section? how do I do a ‘meme?’ – if I ever wanted to, etc. Maybe I can knuckle down this year and learn.

5. Read more books than I buy. (Yeah, good luck with that one)

6. Link more often to other blogs in my posts – if they have a great post – let my readers know

7. Create a page (or even just a post) about all my fellow bloggers with “Biblio” as part of their name
or url. – There are a lot of them out there, and every time I see one I think “I need to create a directory of all of us…” Maybe call it “The Biblio Files?” hahaha

8. Try to write a post about every book – or story – that I read. There were a lot of books I read last year that I never posted about, and some of them really deserved a post (The Warded Man and The Gargoyle to name just a couple)

9. Do NOT obsess about checking my blogs stats (BUT a goal of 20,000 page views this year would be nice – and reasonable if one were to project out the increasing activity that I’ve had since I started)

10. Update my “about” page

Well, that was kind of hastily put together, but it’s been awhile since I’ve participated, and I wanted to join in the fun once again…  So, what are YOUR bookish/blogging resolutions?



  1. Alex said,

    January 13, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Good luck! 🙂


  2. January 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Great list! I didn’t participate in this meme but I have some similar goals as well. I love #9 and it’s one that I’ve seen mentioned on some other blogs as well. When I start to obsess about stats and comments I try to remind myself that I started the blog in order to enhance my reading experience and connect with readers who have similar tastes – not to collect subscribers.

    I could be mistaken, but I don’t believe that a “followers” section is possible on a wordpress blog in the same way that you might see on a blogspot blog. I could be wrong about that though – perhaps it’s a theme-specific thing.


    • Jay said,

      January 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks for the tip re “followers” on wordpress. I’ve wondered about that as I hadn’t found anything in any of my ‘literature’ about it – and I wouldn’t think something like that would be hard to find if it existed.

      I often remind myself of my reasons for starting a blog too, and they are very close to the same as yours. Judged by that criteria, my blog has served it’s purpose – “and beyond” – whether I have five views a day or five hundred (no, I’ve never had 500 – so far) 🙂



  3. January 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I definitely vote for more frequent posts from you. I’m a fairly new reader and always love seeing what you say.


    • Jay said,

      January 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much. You are too kind… 🙂


  4. January 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for commenting on the Historian review. I like your resolution list – I really struggle with number 5 also! Have a good weekend.


    • Jay said,

      January 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks for the return visit! I’m doing well with number five so far this year (all 18 days of it!) 🙂

      I will have to add your blog to my future post/page of the “Biblio Files” too…



  5. May 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

    […] 2, 2011 at 6:00 am (Uncategorized) One of my resolutions for 2011 was to NOT buy more new books than the total number of books I read this year. How am I doing? […]


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