My goals this year were pretty simple, I had two for blogging and two for reading. It was a good year, until Fall semester started. That’s when things got super stressful.
But enough excuses, let’s see how I did.
Read 25 Books – 10 being physical copies
I was trying to add more physical books this year because I felt like I was relying on audiobooks too much. I’ve now realized that I shouldn’t knock down audiobooks because reading is still reading. Audiobooks and e-books are just as valid as physical books.
That being said, I read 26 full novels. 20 of these books were physical and that’s dope considering how difficult it is for me to focus at times.
Read from more Latinx Authors
I wish I defined this goal better. In 2018, the only Latinx book I read was The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera and this year I read both Elizabeth Acevedo’s books. So, two is more than one.
Blog consistently – at least 2x a week
I was doing so well for this up until mid-October. Things started getting super hectic with my job and that was also midterm season. I just wish I hadn’t let that get to me so hard. I posted once in November, then fell off until the very end of December.
I’m hoping to be better with consistency this year, while not beating myself up for missing a couple weeks.
Start a Bookstagram and stay active
This also should have been more specific. I haven’t posted since October, but before that I was posting fairly consistently. I was even involved in a booktube group where we made sure to like and comment on each other’s posts. That started getting difficult as more people were added to the group, so I eventually left.
One of my issues with bookstagram has been growing my page without following a million and one others. I also use my brother’s camera to take the bookstagram pictures and I never uploaded a bunch of those pictures to my laptop. So, I don’t know if this is something I’ll continue into the new year yet.
I will be posting my goals for 2020 some time this week (hopefully tomorrow) so stayed tuned for that.