5 years! If my blog was a person, it would be going to school for the first time this year.
On the date of my blogiversary I usually like to take a look back at what I've learned and what I want to accomplish. I'm not sure what I want to do this year. The past couple of months I've read some great books. They aren't the most popular books around. They didn't attract a lot of comments or attention on my blog but that's okay. I loved reading them and sharing my thoughts on them. Those are the kind of reviews I most enjoy writing. I just hope people enjoy reading them.
I've cut down on the number of review books I accept. I still accept the ones that appeal to me. I love being a member of Netgalley. There are so many review books to choose from and while I don't pick many, I feel this is the best way to get review books. The digital copies also free up space on my shelves. Plus, now that my library has digital copies, I have that option too. I just wish there were more older books available. If you're interested in reviewing books on your blog, even if you are on the ebook fence, it could be worth investing in a cheap ereader.
As for my blog, I'm not sure where I'm going. I haven't looked at my stats in a long time. I used to look at them nearly daily. It doesn't seem as important to me now. That might have to do with how I look at review books. My Twitter break wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I'm going to go back but not log in as often and do a few other things suggested by the commenters on my Twitter post. Thanks, you guys! Some of my crankiness has disappeared. Yay! I'm also planning on helping out during Armchair BEA again. That was such a rewarding experience last year.
Get Moving Fitness Challenge (previously known as the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge). I want to loss the pounds I gained over the last 10 years (before I had my daughter) and get fitter. My family has a pass to the Y and I plan on making good use of it. I'm not going to make any crazy resolutions though. I know I'd be disappointed if I can't keep them.
Five year olds face challenges and learn a lot that first year of school. They also make friends and have lots of fun. I hope it's the same for blogging five year olds. Well, I've signed up for a few challenges, I hope I learn a lot this year, make new friends, and have a lot of fun!
And because it seems appropriate, here's a song I've been listening to for weeks now. It was a free itunes pick. It's Kathleen Edwards Change the Sheets from her new (January 17) album Voyageur. If all the songs are this good, I will be buying it. A new year is like changing the sheets, fresh and clean.