On January 1st 2017 I decided to document my reading/blogging goals in writing (well in this case typing) to try and hold myself accountable for what I wanted to accomplish in the year and I thought today would be a good day to look back at those goals (you can find my original post here) and see how I did. Without further ado lets see how 2017 worked out for me.
Goodreads Challenge: Every year for the past few years I have set myself a reading goal on Goodreads. Usually its a small goal but the last couple of years I upped the amount of books I wanted to read because I have been reading more than I ever have. This year I started my goal at 50 which was the same goal I had for 2016. When I realized I was going to reach that goal pretty early on I decided to up my goal to 60. I am happy to say I met that goal and even surpassed it by reading 81 books. I am still currently in the middle of 3 different books that I am hoping to finish by the end of the year but if I don’t that’s fine because I’ve already read more than I had planned to read.
Classics: In 2016 I kind of ventured into reading classic novels and I wanted to try reading more in 2017. Unfortunately this was a big fail for me. I have a hard time getting into classics which makes me not ever want to pick one up.
Read-a-thons: I participated in my first ever read-a-thon in 2016 and I loved it so much that I wanted to participate in more. I didn’t have any specific ones I wanted to participate in or a certain amount but I would definitely call this a success because I participated in so many throughout the year.
Scheduling: I’m more of a fly by the seat of my pants type of person so while I don’t necessarily have a set schedule I have found what works for me so I would say this was a success.
Posting: My goal was to post at least 3 times a week. I’m pretty sure I posted more than 3 times a week and sometimes I posted everyday. So again another success.
Reviews: My goal for 2017 was to try and review all of the books that I read but I said I would be happy with reviewing half of them. I’m still posting some reviews and while I didn’t review every book I read I did review over half of them.
Interacting with my followers: I wanted to work on commenting on everyone’s posts this year and I think I have done that. While I don’t comment on every single post because I still sometimes struggle with coming up with something better than I liked your post I do like all of your posts.
Overall I would say this year was a success with only one fail. I still have some challenges to wrap up but I will be doing those separately in the new year. How did you do with your goals?