Well I set my Goodreads goal for the number of books to read in 2012 (70) and that’s the only goal or thought I’ve put into goals so far. It doesn’t mean I won’t “resolve” to do other things, I guess it means that I’m just working on each day as it comes and not doing much planning for 2012 – yet. I’ll get to it, maybe even next week after the busy-ness of life settles down. I’m sure I’ll keep you posted.
One more reflection on 2011 came from WordPress in the form of “Your Year in Blogging – 2011”.
- I wrote 130 new posts in 2011! Wow.
- The blog had 1900 views! Wow.
- People found the blog by searching for “accordion naked” (among other things)! Wow.
- Most visitors were from the US but Germany and the UK weren’t too far behind! Wow.
- The blog had visitors from Africa, Asia and Australia as well! Wow.
I like blogging but I don’t know how important it is to me to have my blog seen around the world. It’s kind of fun. I do check stats. And today, for some reason, I’m getting a lot of hits because of a Hungarian site which linked to my post about movies! Crazy… It’s turning into a high traffic day. If you’re a blogger who reads this, how did you decide you wanted to go BIG with your blog rather than keeping it personal?
One thing that I woke up thinking about this morning (and will probably turn into a plan for 2012) is that I read way too many blogs and twitter feeds. It’s becoming cumbersome, so I will do something about that. I love technology but when it feels cumbersome, it’s time to pare it down.
Many of the blogs that I read are aspiring to many book-related challenges and it just wears me out! Non-Fiction challenge; Fiction challenge; Bookshelf challenge; European challenge; Classics challenge; etc. etc. etc. I participated in a few challenges/read-alongs in 2011 and I probably will participate in a few in 2012, but I’m certainly not joining any right now. A year long challenge sounds like a little much right now. I liked the seasonal or book-specific challenges and I think that’s where I’ll stick.
Well, off to read (something besides tweets and blogs!)!