Friday, January 1, 2016

Challenge Day 1: Blogging Resolutions

Welcome to the NEW YEAR everyone! 
What better way to bring it in than with a new challenge from Parajunkee?! For the next 14 days I, along with other blogs, will be bringing you awesomeness to help kick start your new blogging year!
It's never to late to join the fun! Just visit this lovely page and see what the fuss is about!

Each day there is going to be something different being discussed on the blog.
I think this is the perfect way to help get the blog in order!
I hope to see you all each day to help me discuss these topics!
Or better yet, you can also join in and we can all discuss all over the place!
--> below are the topics we will be going over

Day 1

What are your 2016 Blogger Resolutions?
Since I am newer than most at this, having just started my on Christmas day 2015 - I think this one will be a little less complex for me, as I am still trying to find my footing!

To schedule post on BY SUNDAY for the entire week.. This way, I don't have to rush each day if I didn't have something scheduled for that day.

To do AT LEAST 2 reviews a week.. I know this is a book review blog, but I don't think it is reasonable for me to do a review every single day. I read because I LOVE to - I don't want to feel like I have to rush through the book to hurry and get to the next.

To complete all challenges I sign up for.. This one is big for me, as I strive to push myself!

To be active in my UTC Book Club & Events.. I signed up for the club as well as one other event they are doing and I think they sound awesome! It is a wonderful way to meet new people, as well as open my mind to new books and genres I would normally not pick up!

Be more social on networks.. I know a big part of the blogging game is to be social. This is where I need to step is up, as I can sometimes be a little bit of a private person.

Attend AT LEAST one blogging/author event.. This is something I have wanted to do for awhile know! I think it would be an amazing experience - as well as a way to meet up with people I have met through this wonderful blogging experience, as well as meeting authors I have connected with and discovered!

I think that is just about all I can think of right now. My biggest thing is that I do not want to over do it on anything. I started this for a fun experience and I want to keep it that way! I, in no way, want this to ever feel like it is becoming a job - but to stay something that I love to do. I know the list is slightly off and kind of all over the place, but I feel like it is me.. I am a scatterbrained person and it takes everything in me sometimes to stay on one track!

Thanks for stopping by FHR!
What are your 2016 blogging resolutions?
Did you participate in this challenge? Leave me your link!
Didn't participate? Let me know in the comments what your resolutions are!


  1. Setting the blog post up on Sunday what a wonderful idea. I would like to attend a blogging/author event that is something I have never done before.
    You can see mime here:

    New Follower

    1. I figured Sunday would work best - because it sets the post for the ENTIRE week Monday - Sat.. Then we start over on Sunday.. This gives me plenty of time to interact and do other things during the week since I won't be busy scheduling post!

      As for the events, I think it would be a blast!
      Thanks for following! (:

  2. Your Sunday idea is a great idea.

    What I do is as soon as a meme post is published, I immediately set up the one for the following week.

    A review a day is a bit crazy for sure. Even two reviews a week would be difficult for me. I am a slow reader. :)

    Best of luck with your new blog and your resolutions. I like your blog name and your header.

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blogger New Year’s Challenge

    1. Thank you! The Sunday idea seems to be a real hit! I think it would make the entire week that much easier and free up some space during the week!

      A review every single day is a bit insane! I don't want reading to become a CHORE.. So as I finish a novel, I will write the review.. But I don't want to feel so rushed through the book to get 3-5 reviews up a week, that it takes the enjoyment out of the book!

      Thanks for stopping in and following!

    2. Good thinking about the reviews. Reading is pleasure not a chore. :)

  3. Great goals! I also hate the rush of writing a post the night before so I always try to have a few posts scheduled in advance.

    1. Thank you! I like the idea of having them done in advance! This gives me some free time and some leeway in case something happens and I cannot get something posted on a certain day!

      Thanks for stopping in!

  4. The being social is hard for me too. In real life and online. Good Luck!!

    1. It's 2016! Time to break out of that shell! look at you -- coming here and being all social! You got this! :)

  5. I love the idea of posts being ready by Sunday. One day in advance sounds doable. I might have to keep this in mind for myself. Two reviews a week is great. We should enjoy what we read, not feel rushed just to get the post up. Also, many blogs I've seen a review a day have 2-4 reviewers as a team. The being more social is one I really want to step up on as well.