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Midsummer Goals-Improving in the 2nd Half

Looks like I didn’t put up any June goals or none that I can find. But since it’s around Midsummer I’m going to just look at June and July and into the second half of the year.

In June I,

  1. Read six books, moving back up toward the ten-a-month goal. And it was almost seven I was at like 83% on book 7 last night.
  2. Posted mostly regularly. I will explain why my post are falling off at the end of the week in my next post.
  3. Did a look at my reading habits so far for the year.
  4. Found Readathons for the next two months.

What I plan to do in July

Since it Midsummer I’m starting to look into the second half of the year.

Since July is the first part of the second half of the year, I want to start it off right.

  1. I want to read 10 books this month finally.
  2. I want to complete at least one of the challenges for my readathon.
  3. I want to get better numbers than last month on the blog.
  4. And I want to connect more on social media.

Check out the readathons I’m doing here and here.

I can’t believe that the year is half over, I’m not sure I’m going to make it to my original 100 book goal. I’m still trying but I’m currently at 40. So I’m really going to have to put on the gas the second half of the year to hit that goal. There are a couple of reasons I still think I can hit it though one we will be going into fall and winter, the seasons when I’m extremely productive for some reason. Two my libraries have been very good about releasing new releases to the online platforms shortly after they come out. For example all the wonderful LGBTQ books that came out for Pride month are now on my online platform. Anyway it’s giving me a better opportunity to read great books hence more content for the blog.

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Keep Up as Summer Comes: May Goals

Allowing myself to keep a slow pace on healing was the theme of April. I’m doing much better now and even made it out to some stores today now that I have full immunity. I can’t wait to get out to book shop, once to gas shortage calms down. We’ve been in pretty hard lockdown since March 2019 so it’s nice to get out finally.

1)Try and keep posting ahead of time

Since I’ve gotten better from my injury I’ve found I had a whole lot to do to make up for my time down while I was recovering. Do you know there is this weird phenomena that when you have an injury you literally lose all your things. I couldn’t keep up with a game controller. Which was no where near I injured myself, several outfits and remotes.

2) Finishing up my books from previous months

I’ve still got a lot books from the Disability and Autistic Readathons. Some of the are really good and I want to get the reviews out, so I want to do that in May.

3) Celebrate AAPI authors this month!

I’ve already got several AAPI authors lined up to read this month including Joan He The One We’re Meant to Find to keep me current, The Dragon Egg Princess by Ellen Oh, and Andrea Tang’s Rebelwing. That’s just a few of the ones on the list,

4) Get back to 10 books a month.

I got close last month but healing keeps making tired, think the gif of the book keeps falling onto the person’s face because they’re asleep. That’s me, trying to get any reading in.

5) Look for Readathons for this month/next month

I know there are going to be a lot of Pride readathons in June so I’m going to probably one of those. But I’d love to try another Readathon, so if you know of any cool ones send them my way.

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March Goals

March is going to be better than Febuary for several reason most all of them being doctor visits. My the doctor who did the operation on my foot is finally going to let me put some weight on it, not all weight but I don’t care, some weight means crutches or a walker and not being on the couch all the time. I’m also getting shots for Botox so my headaches won’t be as bad. Which hopefully means more reading and a happier blogger.

1.Try and read 10 books

I did this in January, and I read six this month. I’d just want to keep pace for my yearly goal.

2. Try and get ahead on blog posts.

Forever my goal. Always my inspriation.

3. Look for another read-a-thon.

If you guys know of any cool ones please post in the comments.

4. Work on my Dungons and Dragons Book Lists.

I already have some good ideas for them and you should see them coming out throughout March.

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February Wrap-up

Oh Febuary you’ve been a long month. This month has seemed like a year and I haven’t read that many books. What did I plan at the beginning of month and did I accomplish it. Partly yes and partly no but since it seems like everything was particularly against me this month I’ll take what I can get.

1) Get ahead on posts.

This just did not happen, the stars were very much not aligned for this.

2) Do some kind of Ace Awareness thing for Valentine’s Day

I did do this, I put together a post for Valentine’s Day highlighting ace characters.

3)Find a read-a-thon I like.

I couldn’t find one hopefully next month?

4) More interaction, book tour maybe?

I didn’t do a book tour but I did get approved for an ARC which I enjoyed so that was good at least.

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December Goals

1) Get to my yearly stretch goal and figure out a goal for the New Year

I’d love to make it to 75 books January 1st. I’d also love for my book goal next year to be 100. Not sure if I can make it, but I think I’m going to aim high.

2) Have 500 views a month.

I surprised myself by getting over 450 views on the blog last month, so I’m shooting for my next goal.

3) Get ready and host my Christmas meme/challenge

It’s the same one I did last year, but I’ve read a lot more this year, plus I’ve grown as a blogger. I’m also going to look around for any good holiday challenges to participate in.

4) Try to get ahead on my posts

Just in case I have to do anything medical for my pain I’d like to just have some stuff in place to fall back on.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

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November Wrap Up

Blog more!

This part definitely worked out more, I blogged almost every day of November and my numbers were through the roof.

Read more

I haven’t been reading as much this month as I’d liked to. So far I only hit 5 books, I think October was rare in the fact that I got 12 out of it. But I still think with the fact that I’m at 68, I’m going to be able to get 75 before January 1st.

Finish up Challenges and get ready for the ones at the end of the year.

While I’m not finished with my Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, I passed the first level which was the original goal I set for myself. I’m also working on IndiAThon, trying to read as many books by Indigenous authors as I can in November, I think that’s going to go into December. Finally I’m getting ready to set up my Christmas challenges.

Try to start looking at the technical side of blogging.

I think this needs to be my goal in the new year right now my focus seems to be own posting every day.

Image by Егор Камелев from Pixabay

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November Goals

Well Blogtober went so well I’m going to try to post as much as I can in November, I’m not going to promise ever day because I need a little bit of a break after my blog a thon in October, but I’ll try for like 4-5 times a week.

Blog more!

This worked so well this past month I can’t argue with numbers. So expect to see more from me as often as I can.

Read more

If I want to blog more I’ve got to read more to have stuff to review, so I’ll be doing more of that, also I’d like to hit maybe 75 books by the end of the year. My goal was 50 I already crashed through that so 75 is like a ambitous goal that I’m hoping to hit. I’ve figured out I can finish about 9 books a month with a picture book thrown in here and there. It should leave me plenty of room to hit 75 by January 1st.

Finish up Challenges and get ready for the ones at the end of the year.

I want to hit/surpass my number for Year of the Asian Reading Challenge and I also want to do Blogmas and/or maybe another challenge in December.

Try to start looking at the technical side of blogging.

I need to start doing things like keyword searches and the like, better SEO and such. I think all that will lead me into the New Year especially if I add in things like Pinterest and visual search.

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

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September TBR

Well I finished books in August so much better than June and July, I’m finally settled into my new helping out role with my family and I’m back on my game a bit.

My first pick for the month is a great book about a girl whose mother has died and she is sent to live with her aunts, and about the the changes in her life that happen as she lives there.

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

Amazon: A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

The next book I’ve been meaning to read since it came out since it has literally gotten nothing but good press plus I’m a one of the author’s followers on Twitter.

The Dragon Warrior by [Katie Zhao]

A great tale of people of the Asian diaspora and from what I’m told awesome battle sequences and food.

Amazon: The Dragon Warrior

All Are Welcome

I like to try to read at least one picture book a month and this one is a book I’ve wanting to read for awhile.

A wonderful book about a school that focuses on diversity and inclusion. It’s a school where no matter what young children have a place where they are loved and appreciated.

The book follows a group of children through their day at this school where everyone is welcomed with open arms and students from all backgrounds celebrate and learn from each others traditions. Discover the a world as we might hope it can be.

Amazon: All Are Welcome

The Dragon Egg Princess

I’ve had the The Dragon Egg Princess on my TBR for months, I don’t know why, I really like the world and the story so I resolve to finish it up this month. It’s a great fantasty by founder of the We Need Diverse Books Movement, Ellen Oh.

Amazon: The Dragon Egg Princess

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September Goals

1) Read my normal 4 books a books, but try a push it to a few more.

I’m lagging a bit behind for my yearly goal so I’d like to push myself a bit to try to get ahead.

2) More social engagement but how?

This seems to be a goal that I always fail at so I’m going to try and give myself a concrete goal like 3 posts on Twitter a week plus general engagement on the platform. Or three posts on Instagram a week, along with complimenting others post. If I do either of those things I’d consider it a win. I’d love both, but we’ll see how busy I get.

3) Prepare for some spooky stuff in October, maybe Blogtober again?

For me the spooky season starts in September, so I’m going to try to ease into my spooky stuff this month. But I’d really like to do some sort of organized blog thing because I haven’t done one of those in awhile.

4) Try to take more photos for the blog.

I’ve used a lot of stock photos which I’m very thankful to have, but I want to go back to taking photos since my blog initially started from my Instagram account.

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August Monthly Wrapup

Let’s see how I’ve done this month considering my initial goals.

1.Read a book this month.

As the final week of August ends I ended up with 6 books for the month. I feel like I’m back in my game. My family is finally doing better and while not completely out of the water, things have fallen into sort of a new normal.

2.Plan out post for August.

I planned out the last two weeks of August in advance. I’ve also planned out the first three weeks of September, so I’m ahead there. Perhaps that will give me time to work one reading more.

3. Try and work on my NetGalley Books

Okay, so I did go on NetGalley, to REQUEST more books. That request button should be illegal if you’re below a certain percent. I’ll probably never get my percentages above 20% something but I’ll try to actually improve them next month.

4. And forever my goal, more social interaction

Yeah, no this didn’t happen, getting back to blogging was a win. Let call this a goal for next month.

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