December 30, 2013

Turning Pages's 2014 Resolutions

Welcome to Turning Pages!

Just a few days ago, I was pondering the year of 2013, on this blog, Turning Pages. And I was thinking about all the things I've done, and wanted to do, but never got the chance to. I even posted a quick little thing, discussing a few changes/goals I had for 2014. But I didn't really feel satisfied with this list, and wanted to make something that was a bit more detailed, and more broad...if that makes sense, since those are pretty much opposites. But you get what I mean right?

I know people make resolutions every year, and most of those resolutions go down the drain within the first months, but writing a list and thinking of areas I want to improve in, is a good start. What do you say? While I'm not going to bore you with the personnel things I want to change in my life, I figured it would be interesting to see what I want to change on my blog, and in my technique of blogging; especially at the end of 2014, when I'm checking to see if I've reached all my goals.

I decided to break up my list in four major sections, and go from there. I hope that this list gives you a few ideas for your new years resolutions, feel free to let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below!

Blog Layout:

  • Review Lists: Since Turning Pages was born, I struggled with my review list. I just never found a good and organized way to list all of the reviews I had written, so anyone could easily assess them. I've decided to make two lists, instead of just one; by title and by author.
  • Header: The header is another one of those "technicality" that I've been pushing off for almost the last three years. A header is in the works as we speak, and I hope to have in up and fixed before February comes.
  • Background: The background is something I've been playing with these last few months, and trying to figure out what I think looks good. I'm not too picky, but I think I'll try a few more things once the Header banner is up.
  • Social Media Links: I kind of like the way I have them listed right now on my sidebar, but I feel like they just look a little unorganized.


  • Twitter/Goodreads/Netgalley: I have them all, and I've been using Twitter much more often. But still these are three great ways to meet people, and get my reviews out. I hope to use them daily in 2014.
  • Commenting: I love checking out other blogs and commenting on reviews or posts that I really enjoyed. But on the other hand, I'm slacking in replying to the comments left here on Turning Pages. I hope to reply to every comment left in 2014.
  • TBR/Monthly Review: Want to continue doing these every month in the next year.
  • Reviews/Interviews/Giveaways: More frequently.

Blogger of the Week:

  • Blogger of the Week is a work in progress. I hope to make it simplier, and more interesting for bloggers and readers.
  • It's a way to get book bloggers to know each other and make connections.
  • A button.
  • I hope to get Blogger of the Week going more frequently this year.

To Infinite & Beyond Goals:

  • 100 books read.
  • 20 author interviews.
  • 12 giveaways (one each month)
  • ...go on youtube?

Thank you for sticking with Turning Pages this year, and I can't wait to see you next year!


  1. These are all nice suggestions for your blog. Hopefully you can fulfill most of it by the end of 2014. I'm really excited for "Blogger of the Week", it is a cool meme to do.

  2. These are pretty good goals to set. I always struggle setting goals...I want a challenge, but I also like to DO it. I'm looking forward to reading your stuff next year too. :)

  3. Great goals. Hope you'll reach them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I am following you now too.



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