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2016 is just about over! It is time to look back and reflect on what we actually got done. I posted many goals for 2016. I think defining you goals is important so you can stay on track and then look back and see if you are still on course. Did I do what I thought I would?

Kind of.

I didn’t complete everything I set out to do. The point is that I had goals and I referred to them a few times to see what smarter, earlier in the year me thought I could do.

2016 reading and blogging goals:

Blogging Goals for 2016

  • Put together that checklist I have been meaning to get to
  • Make more video reviews
  • Post videos more consistently
  • Finish the blogging tips series of posts
  • Check broken links more often (on all 3 sites) and fix or delete them (done)
  • Host guest posts monthly
  • Get at least 3 posts ahead
  • Do more giveaways (done)
  • Grow my email list (done)
  • Work on keyword stradegy (done)
  • Learn more about features on this theme (done)
  • Update old posts weekly (done)
  • Learn more about coding (done)

I had to abandon some of these. I did put together another blogging goal list for 2017. Did you have goals for blogging?

Short-term challenges for 2016:

I love short term challenges! I plan on doing a few these again this year and I am looking forward to finding even more of these in 2017. The best part about them for me was finding other bloggers who were playing along. I know none of these were actually a competition but I love to compare myself see what other people are doing with their goals. I need motivation. Do short-term goals motivate you?

2016 Long-term challenges:

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20/20


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365/365


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45/45


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50/50


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4/6


I did sign up for the Goodreads Challenge as well. My original goal was 125, but I brought it down to 115. I am one book shy as of right now, but I plan to finish one more by the end of the week.

That’s all the challenges I did in 2016.Did that seem like too much?

Am I a challenge addict? I ask myself these questions, but then I do it all over again in 2017. You can’t fix stupid.

2017  reading and blogging goals

I changed things up a bit for 2017.

2017 Long-term challenges:

Creative Conversationalist 10 book or book blogger discussions

New Release Pro 60 new releases

Mount Blanc 24 books

12/12 keyword prompted books

Weekend Warrior 10 audiobooks

In addition to these challenges, in 2017 I want to read more diverse books then I did in 2016. I am hoping to get more adult fiction and non-fiction reading in. Not that there is anything wrong with YA, I just feel I need to include different types of books. When I first started this book blog, I never intended it to be just YA. Are you on track with your original book reading goals?

Blogging Goals for 2017

  • Put together that checklist I have been meaning to get to
  • Make more video reviews
  • Make a tag and/or challenge video
  • Finish the blogging tips series of posts
  • Post more lifestyle blog posts
  • Blog about my fitness
  • Interview some bloggers
  • Host more giveaways
  • Increase monitization
  • Create a blogging schedule

This coming week I will be posting my personal resolutions which will better define those lifestyle posts I mention. Stay tuned Lovelies…


How did you do on your 2016 goals? What goals do you have for 2017?

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