Friday, December 30, 2011

Feature and Follow Friday #2: New Year's Resolution

For those pretty new to this book blog hop, like me, Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. The directions for participation are explained on each of their blogs, so check it out!

Question of the Week: The New Year is here -- and everyone wants to know your New Years Blogging Resolution! What are you going to try to revise, revamp and redo for 2012 on your blog?


 I am morally opposed to New Year's resolutions, so this question is tough. Okay, not morally opposed, but really not into them. But, I'm going to rationalize answering this question by focusing on the fact that it's about my blog, not about me.


Actually, it's a good question to ask yourself as a blogger. I'm very new to blogging--started in October--so the easy answer is to keep toddling along, doing what I'm doing, and trying to stay with it. I do have a few future goals that move beyond my usual routine:

1. I've learnt so many nuts and bolts things that I didn't know before, like a rudimentary understanding of the html involved in embedding comments and pictures. So one goal will be to keep learning more about the innards of blogging. 


2. I'd like to connect more with other bloggers. It's easy for me to feel like I'm sending out time capsules or something (even though I have a small, lovely group of people who read and comment; many thanks to them). Communicating with other bloggers, doing blog hops and tours and all that jazz, helps me feel like there's some kind of community involved. It's funny, because I know everybody and their uncle's dog has a blog. But I still feel like I'm making this unmapped journey. Since it's my first time doing anything like this, it is unmapped in a way. But it's good to remind myself that everything I'm doing has been done before. 

 3. My biggest goal is to serialize a story on my blog, and present portions once a week. I love the concept of serialization, going back to Dickens and Wilkie Collins and their contemporaries. But I feel like I have a lot of writing projects going on, and that doing a serial is beyond me at this point.  So, I'll make this one a long-term goal.


I'll stop with these three fairly long-winded goals, and go check out everybody else's resolutions!


  1. Good luck with your resolutions. I can completely relate to the first one. I am still trying to get my head around all the html nonsense. :P

    Happy new year! My FF

  2. Wonderful resolutions! New

  3. I just started blogging as well this November and I can honestly say that the blogging community has been very welcoming and supportive. And I agree with the "connection" thing. I'm planning on doing a lot of reading challenges and memes this year and I hope to see you there! New follower, Happy New Year.

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books

  4. Have a Happy New Year! New follower, please return the favour :)

  5. Cool idea about the writing! New follower :) My FF Post

  6. I'm hoping to connect with other bloggers more in the new year as well. I just found your blog after you started following me on twitter.

    Go networking!

  7. I love (LOVE) the idea of a story put up in little snippets. I think it has such great appeal for our fast paced world right now. Best of luck to you whenever you find the time to get started on it :-)

    Connecting with other bloggers is great but time consuming. It's well worth the effort to meet others with the same interests and goals.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back :-)

  8. Oh the story serialization sounds really cool! Happy new year!

    Xpresso Reads