Okay, I have to admit it.  This is kind of a filler post.  Ahhh!  What am I doing!  I know, that’s what I was thinking.  But T5W is always a fun community to be a part of and I wasn’t able to finalise the book review post I had planned for today (Yes! There’s one coming!)

I actually have a longer version of my 2017 goals here, on a page that will be pinned to my menu all year, so feel free to check it out for challenges, TBR, blogging goals, and more!  Because of that, I decided that I’ll focus on elaborating on why I have some of the blogging/reading goals that I do this year!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes.  Each week, there is a category posted on the Goodreads group, and you post 5 books (or in this case, goals) to match!

1.Read More Books (I’m a book blogger, for Pete’s sake!)

In 2016, I only made it through 19 books.  19!! And this has been typical over the past few years, as school has come to take up more and more of my life, overcoming me with the burden of high school and college on the horizon.  But, I am upping my Goodreads goal to 25 for the coming year (please don’t laugh) and in an ideal world I would get 50.  But, even though many of you will get 200, I need to do what works for me.  And 25 reviews is 2 a month, which is decent as far as that is concerned.  I have actually become inundated with requests to review books, so I’m really excited to start getting through those, ASAP!

2. Become Wayyyyy More Involved in the Blogging Community

This past year was my first online, and I didn’t even realise that there was a blogging community at first. I used to have a fandom-instagram account (in my scary, please-don’t-talk-about-it preteen years) and so I probably should have guessed that something existed, but I didn’t really comprehend how AMAZING the community was until recently. So, I’ve put a bunch of twitter chats on my calendar, and I’m making a point of reaching out to as many people as possible.

3. Reach 300 Followers

This is quadrupling my current number, but considering 80% of these followers came in the last 2 months, I think I can do it. Hopefully this goal will come naturally because of the fact that I’m doing everything else right. In long term, I want to make it to 1,000, but I’ll give myself more than one year for that.

4. Start Reading more ARCs

I haven’t done one yet. Most of the books I read are purchased or from the library, and I recently just read my first from Blogging for Books and received my first from NetGalley. This should hopefully also inspire me to read a few more books than I would have otherwise.

5. WRITE!!!!

I really want to start writing a full novel rather than drafting a bunch of different ones. I’m not sure if I’ll get to it, since college is starting, but that’s the goal.  I really enjoy writing, and it takes the stress away, and it would be incredible if other people would have the opportunity to read my work!


I hope you guys enjoyed this post about my goals!

What are some of your goals for the coming year? Do you have any advice for me to meet mine?  I want to know, so comment below!


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