Request less books so I can get to the bottom of the endless to-review pile.
Paradoxically, start approaching more publishers for review books. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years and I’ve never only just this December approached a publisher to ask for a hard copy (the companies I worked with previously approached me!!). Time to pull on my big girl pants and approach some big names, if they’ve got books I like the look of.
Read more books straight off the shelf.
Read more books in general. In 2014 I only read 60. I am aiming for 80 books in 2015. With a full-time job I hope this will be doable. I’m not a fast reader.
Read more Australian books – my new Project Tomorrow, re-reading John Marsden’s Tomorrow When the War Began series will help with this!
Format all my old reviews into the new style since becoming self-hosted.
Blog less often – so I have more time to read! I am implementing a new schedule for 2015 where I will try to post every two days, rather than every day.
Keep growing my subscribers. I made the 500 blog followers, 500 Booklikes followers, 200 Facebook fans and 100 Bloglovin followers goal that I set for 2014, but I still want to get 400 Twitter followers and 100 Tumblr followers.
Try to become more of a part of the Australian YA blogging scene. It’s hard because we don’t have cool events where I live, so I won’t get to meet fellow bloggers. But I want to cultivate my relationships with other Aussie YA bloggers so I don’t feel so alone.
Try to be more original! I’ve started a Page 2 Screen feature, but I want to take part in less memes in 2015. I still want to occasionally take part in Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and Stacking the Shelves, but I want to fill the other days with original content and ideas, and do more discussion posts!
A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.