Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Announcing the 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge
This is my first time creating and hosting a challenge. YEA!
Over the past year, I have come across a few books or authors I have never read and feel I really should. Some are classics and some are published within the last 20 years or so. Regardless, these are books that I feel I must make time to read soon.
I also was reflecting on my first year of book blogging. I have learned a lot about myself and the commitments of book blogging and reviewing. Getting involved with review copies and challenges is fun, but it can be a bit distracting. But through these mechanisms, I have met many people and made some wonderful friends. I think I just need better organization and maybe a list to guide me through the new year.
Hence, the idea of this challenge. I know I just stated the whole distraction of challenges thing, but for me, this one is different. Besides it's my creation.
I need a plan with some defined goals for the new year. So I figured I could do this and ask others if they want to join me.
As the name implies, 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge, it's basically new year's resolutions for my reading. They can be anything you would like to accomplish in the coming year in the realm of reading, book blogging, or perhaps personal growth.
The rules are simple:
*Create your personal reading resolutions for the upcoming year in a post and link to it at the bottom. If you don't have a blog, that's cool too. Post your resolutions and updates in the comments of this post.
*Make sure to link back to this page so others can visit your pages and blogs.
*Get started on your resolutions! Once every 2 months, starting on February 15th, I'll have a post to check-in and see how everyone is doing. Kind of as a reminder to you to check your own progress.
*Challenge runs from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
There is no pressure or consequences with this challenge. I view it more as a personal challenge I can grow from. (Sounds corny, I know.)
If you have ideas or suggestions feel free to drop me a comment. This is my first time so I'm sure I've missed something.