2020 Bookish and Blogging Goals

Yesterday I already talked about Looking Ahead to 2020 but I didn’t really cover all the bookish and blogging goals that I hope to achieve this year. I’ve always been one of those people who like the idea of setting goals more than keeping track and achieving them πŸ˜… But I hope that I’ll be able to stick to these ones!

GOAL 1: Read 100 books (Goodreads Reading Challenge)

I feel like a broken record every time I say that 2019 was a crazy reading year but it really was! I read over 200 books and I’ve never ever read that much in one year before. But knowing that I can read that much, I’ve set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 100 books this year.

GOAL 2: Read more diverse, LGBTQ+, and own voices books

I really want to diversify my reads this year, not just in terms of reading more LGBTQ+ and own voices novels, but really diving into reading more by Asian authors! That’s why I’m participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2020. I’m aiming for the Indian Cobra but I have quite a few books on my Kindle and physical shelf that fit perfectly for this challenge. I’m gonna do it y’all and I’m really looking forward to it πŸ˜ƒ

GOAL 3: Catch up on my eARCs, especially overdue eARCs

I spent the last few months of 2019 harping on about how I wanted to reach a 100% goal on NetGalley. LMAO. What was I even thinking? I’m way too much of a mood reader to be that disciplined. BUT this year it’s on! I’m planning to make good on my 2020 eARCs and then catch up on all my overdue eARCs. To make sure this happens I’ve joined in ARC Apocalypse 2020 hosted by the awesome Destiny! Come join the fun if you’re struggling in ARC town!

GOAL 4: Cut down on buying new books, read that backlist

Because I honestly don’t know how much more my wallet/savings can take! 🀣 I unfortunately don’t have access to a library and neither do I get access to all the latest and greatest (e)ARCs from publishers, which means that 98% of the time, I’m dishing out moniez. 2019 was a huge spending year but I plan to do a lot more saving this year for my big end-of-year plans. I’m tempted to join in another challenge to tackle the backlist but I’ll decide later I think lol

GOAL 5: Write more discussion posts

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: discussion posts intimidate me. I’m scared to be judged but also I’m scared I might say something that will offend someone with my ignorance. But I think I need to step out of my comfort zone so I’m going to try sharing more discussion posts this year, even if it’s a topic that might already be done by others, but we all have to start somewhere, right!?

GOAL 6: Create more interesting content/posts

It’s kind of the same as what I said above. I’ve been asked whether I’d entertain the thought of doing like a blogger spotlight or guest post on my blog and maybe that’s something I will think of for this year πŸ™‚

GOAL 7: Keep up with all the joined challenges!

I’ve joined several challenges this year, some of which I’ve already mentioned: ARC Apocalypse 2020 and Year of the Asian Challenge 2020, along with #ARMEDWITHABINGO and the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. All of these are year long reading challenges and I’m going to do my best now to make sure that I keep proper track of them. Last year I joined the POPSUGAR challenge but was absolute rubbish at keeping track. I’m determined to stay on top of things this year though! πŸ’ͺ🏽 I’ll be posting some possibility piles for these challenges soon!

GOAL 8: Reach 500 blog followers, 800 Twitter followers, 2,000 Bookstagram followers

I currently have 360 blog followers, 600 Twitter followers and 1,600 bookstagram followers. I feel a bit lame talking about these numbered goals and it’s not a big deal if I don’t reach them, but it’d be an absolute dream to do so! I really never thought I’d be where I am today with all these platforms when I started all of it last year πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

GOAL 9: Continue posting blog posts at least once per day, bookstagram 2-3 times weekly

I didn’t plan on posting every day when I started blogging in 2019 and I honestly don’t know how sustainable it’ll really be. I’ve missed a few days here and there due to life, but I think that’s normal. I’m gonna try to keep posting daily in 2020 though. As for bookstagram… Well, I burned myself out towards the end of 2019. I was posting every day at the start but that became too overwhelming when I started blogging too. Now my goal is to post 2-3 times per week on instagram. Let’s hope that it lasts (so far I’ve posted zero times in the new decade lol)!

GOAL 10: Continue blog hopping and engaging as much as possible!

One of my favorite parts of being part of all these platforms is engaging with others. I love leaving comments and reactions on posts and I think I’m notorious for leaving long ass comments all the freaking time (sorry)! But I love when people leave me comments just as much, and I love when those comments turn into longer message exchanges. Building those connections is what it’s all about and I’m here for continuing it even more this year!

So this ended up being longer than I intended. That’s a lot of goals and I’m hoping that I can stay strong throughout the year and keep on keeping on with them! Do we have any goals in common? What are your bookish/blogging goals for 2020?

30 thoughts on “2020 Bookish and Blogging Goals

    1. Thanks, E! I’m looking forward to achieving these goals. I know we have one or two in common 😊 I’m looking forward to your discussion posts too! I think I’m gonna join you in that discussion post challenge too!

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  1. For 2020 I’ve ditched bookstagram…I mean I’ve never really been that motivated with it but there was a moment back on October that I was committed….didn’t last long πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so now my bookstagram is back to me randomly posting pics but mostly having bookish rants in my DMs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But in all seriousness it feels better. I couldn’t keep fingers in all those pies. So I’m pretty much just a dedicated daily blogger now. Twitter I suck at too. It’s all automated tweets and me randomly remembering to log in every couple of days πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
    But I love your bookish targets Dini. I think it’s so great how other people can set out these goals. I’m honestly too lazy to do that….or is it moody….. I wish you every success in 2020 my friend. I’ll be here cheering you on at every corner :)))))))

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    1. Y’know, I was kinda leaning towards ditching bookstagram for a while but I worked so hard to create something there, and that was my first foray into the book community, that I don’t think I can do it πŸ˜‚ I’ll definitely be cutting back to focus more on my blog though! Having fingers in all the pies is indeed, tiring πŸ™ƒ I really love setting out goals, I always have such grand ideas for them, but that doesn’t mean I’m good at following through bahahaha in fact I’m pretty trash at it hahaha 🀣🀣🀣 But let’s see how the year goes! Thank you for all your support, friend! You’re truly wonderful β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œ

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        1. I feel you. The only thing I’ve been really on is my blog and Twitter. I haven’t even looked at IG and the guilt has me feeling some type of way. I finally made my first post today but I even forgot to post it when I meant to πŸ˜‚ I really wish posts could be scheduled! LOL

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  2. Good luck with all your goals for 2020!! I loved reading about them all and I’m sure you will be able to achieve them all.
    I am aiming to read more diverse books this year too and I’m aiming for the Indian Cobra in the YARC 2020 too so snap!! I’ve very excited to be joining it !!
    Also I never get what you mean about discussion posts being intimating but I also really enjoy writing them and hearing the responses. It is nerve wrecking when waiting for it to be posted but it is a very rewarding activity I find.
    Best of luck with keeping up with posting on here and on bookstagram– you do amazing!! I would love to be more active on Instagram and I’m going to try to be this year but I think posting once a week would be optimistic for me, haha!!
    Again I wish you a wonderful 2020 and best of luck with everything!!

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    1. Yaaay for the Indian Cobra! 🐍 I’m excited to be joining YARC, I’ve always said I wanted to read more Asian authors so I’m looking forward to actually DOING IT! I think for me discussion posts are intimidating because I’m not really sure that what I have to say is really interesting. Everyone writes such great ones and when I read them I’m always so amazed and think I could never do anything like that, but I’m going for it this time 🀣Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and support, Sophie! Good luck to you as well, we totally got this! 🀩

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  3. I am so with you on the discussion posts. I, too, worry constantly about my wording and if it’s going to offend someone. I don’t want to concern myself with the people that are looking for things to be offended by. But I don’t want to offend my blogging friends by any means either.

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    1. This is spot on. I really don’t want to offend anyone but also I don’t want to get tangled up in people who like to find things to be offended by. I’m just gonna start out with the easy stuff and slowly progress as the year goes along πŸ™‚

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    1. Yaas Alex, join in the ARC Apocalypse! It’s going to be fun ticking off reads and even doing some buddy reads with the others πŸ˜ƒ It’s so motivating to see everyone powering through their ARCs (although I gotta be honest and say I haven’t even touched any yet LOL)

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  4. Man you read a lot of books in 2019! Way to go! 100 is very doable. I will be uber impressed if you hit 100% on NetGalley. I’m pretty sure that’s not even possible for me, because I like to request ARCs that don’t release for months. xD Best of luck with all your 2020 goals!

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    1. I did read a lot of books in 2019 and I’m still shook at how that actually happened! Being part of the book community did things for me, I tell ya! 🀣 I will also be uber impressed with myself if I hit that 100 on NG. I mean, even if it’d last for like 1 day haha I guess it helps when you can’t request that much πŸ™‚

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