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I make resolutions every year, but I’m not always the best at keeping them. I posted my 2017 resolutions last year, so let’s see how I did.
Did I Actually Keep My 2017 Resolutions?
Resolution: Read at least 100 books.
Result: Accomplished! I read more in 2017 than I have in any other year. Probably because 2017 was the first year since I was 4 years old that I wasn’t in school. School really interferes with your reading. In 2017, I had no required reading to slow me down. I got to read whatever I wanted. That was an unusual experience.
Resolution: Read more nonfiction.
Result: Accomplished! I read some pretty spectacular nonfiction. Here are a few of my favorites.
Resolution: Stay eclectic (read outside my comfort zone).
Result: Kind of accomplished? I read a lot of nonfiction, some fantasy, a YA romance, some experimental fiction, some poetry. Those aren’t usually in my comfort zone. I read a lot of stuff that was in my comfort zone, though.
Resolution: Reread Harry Potter.
Result: Accomplished! I re-watched all the movies, too.
Resolution: Find diversity.
Result: Accomplished! I probably could have done better in some areas. I’m pretty good at finding books with diverse characters, but I do very little research on the authors who write them. Most of the books I read were written by white American people.
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Resolution: Promote small presses.
Result: Massive failure. I don’t have the resources to do this in a meaningful way. I read a few books published by small presses, but I didn’t really promote the presses. I discovered that books by small publishers are:
- Hard to find second-hand.
- Require research. I spent a lot of time trolling publishers’ websites and looking at all the interesting books I can’t afford.
Maybe I’ll try this again someday.
|Only 15.13% of the books I read last year came from small publishers or indie authors|
Resolution: Promote the older posts on my blog.
Result: Mostly failure. I did get much better about remembering to Tweet links to my posts. Still, nobody reads the older posts on my blog. Or my Tweets, now that I think about it.
Resolution: Complete the Blogging From A To Z Challenge in April.
Result: Accomplished! I managed to post every day in April and find a topic for each letter. I kind of want to do the challenge again this year, but I probably won't. I’m not sure if I’ll have time. It took me months to write those posts last year.
Resolution: Organize my discussion posts in a logical way.
Result: Accomplished! I now have a Discussion Library. It’s up there ^, under the header. All my opinions about stuff are in one place.
Did you make resolutions last year? Did you keep them?