As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Go to BEA!
I actually have a chance to go to BEA this next year! I'm so excited! I'm going with some awesome bloggers, and I'm über excited about it all! I have wanted to go to BEA for a while now, and the fact that I actually have a chance to go is so exciting!
2. Travel more!
I promised myself last year that I would travel more, and I did! I went to California and Washington DC. It's been some of the greatest trips I've taken in a long while. So that's going to be my goal again this year. I know that there are still more places I need to go. Obviously, I will be going to NYC for BEA come May, but I still want to take another trip somewhere else. I'm not exactly sure where that's going to be yet, but I know I need to just for myself, to make me better.
3. Gain more followers and be more interactive in the community
I know that sounds a bit conceited, but that actually is one of my goals because I really want to get to the point to request physical ARCs from publishers. So I decided that I would step it up a notch this next year and really work on getting better in this area.
4. Meet more bloggers in real life
So obviously, I will meet a lot of bloggers at BEA, but over the past year I have met a lot of cool people locally in Oklahoma and in Dallas. I have made friends with Mary from Mary Had a Little Book Blog and Becca from Pivot Book Reviews. I really want to meet more because book bloggers are seriously the coolest people on the planet.
5. Go to more book signings
This past year I have really enjoyed the events Irving Public Library has hosted. It's really been a great place to meet authors and actually feel like you aren't just being rushed through a signing line. That's why I can't wait for the North Texas Teen Book Festival that's happening in March.
6. I really want to work harder on my writing.
I have three books I want to work on this year. I want to finish up with my revisions for Book II, and Book III, and then I want to finish writing Book IV. That's a HUGE amount of work, but I really want to focus on it this year.
7. Learn more HTML coding
You guys I am soooooooo terrible at coding. Like, it's almost embarrassing how bad. It's a language I cannot speak, but so many other bloggers can. I need to step up my game. This is the year.
8. Read more books
I actually accomplished that goal this year. In 2013 I read 25 books. I know that's like abnormally low, but this year I read over 70, which was my Goodreads goal. I don't log every book I read, but I think it probably ended up being somewhere around 86 or 87. But next year, I want to read more,
9. Get my NetGalley ratio up to 90%
To me this is way more important than is probably healthy. I kinda fell into a NetGalley craze (along with my former co-blogger) when it came to requesting eARCs. Because of that, there is technically no way for me ever to reach 100% again because for some reason, it said I requested books that I did not review. Anyway, so my goal is to reach 90% and keep it like that. It's at 79% right now with two reviews about to go up and another one on the way, so I'm getting there.
10. Guest reviewers
I want to get to a point where people want to feature reviews on my blog. Obviously having physical ARCs would help with this, but since I don't have that I'm not sure how realistic this goal is. Either way, I would still like to feature other bloggers on here at some point next year.
What about you? What are you goals and resolutions for the new year?