I’ve mentioned to a few people now that I try not to make New Year’s resolutions, not because I disagree with challenging and improving myself, but because I have an awful habit of promising myself that I’ll do something and then in the end, I don’t do it. It makes me feel like a failure, disappoints myself and others whom I’ve told of my goal, and in general just makes me look like somebody who can’t keep her promises and stick to her committments.
I don’t want that image for myself.
That being said, I do have some goals that I want to set for myself for the coming year, pertaining to this blog. I’m not going to give specifics. I’m not going to say, “I want to double my readership” or “I want to read another 100” books, because while these things are attainable, if I read only 99 books this year and come in 1 person short of doubling my readership, then in essence I failed. Specifics are my downfall when it comes to stuff like that.
So in general, here’s what I’m hoping to do over the coming year:
I wish I could make grander goals, such as reading a large number of books, or selling advertising space, or something like that. (Despite having existed for 2 years now, my blog doesn’t have a large readership base because I don’t market and spread the word half as much as I ought to, so I can’t justify selling ad space.) But for now, these goals will suit me just fine. I may end up going above and beyond what I want to do, but even if I do a little, at least a little is something.
May your coming bloggy year be bright!