|Art by me, Shannon McGee. Our Christmas card for 2013.|
Happy Holidays and New Year Everyone!
As you can see it has been a while since my last post. Well, I needed a break. You know how writers get writers block? Readers sometimes get readers block. For me that means I just can't read or retain what I am reading, so I had to disappear for a while.
I am now back...and I apologize to authors who have been waiting for reviews. I absolutely plan on reading what have taken on. In fact, there are some books I have read. (Most kid books) I just have to write up a reviews.
To authors who wanted to do contests... part of the reason I haven't done any more giveaways is that not many people want to participate in the giveaways. I am trying to come up with something to raise participants and raise viewer ship in general. Although looking around the web I see that other bloggers are having less viewers everywhere.
Book Bloggers New Year Challenge!
|Image from parajunkee.com|
This challenge was created by Rachel at Parajunkee.com!
Today is the first day of the challenge...and the first task is on blogger resolutions.
1. Be More Social.
I read all the comments and email. Sometimes I am at a lack of words at what to say. Visiting and commenting. I do visit other bloggers and love reading what other write but again I fight to come with something not generic. I also watch my twitter feed but I rarely speak. Being social is also something I deal with in real life. I just have to push myself more.
2. Read More.
This year was my worst record in reading books in three years. I usually read 100 books a year. I only read about 50. Don't know how I will do it, but I will.
3. Be Unique.
I have moved away from most book blogging memes. Not because I don't like them, but because they are not my most viewed pages. I am trying to create other posts feature some elements of books. I also need to find a way to get people who would like free books and sign in for a giveaway.
4. Be Trendier.
I realize looking back there are not many actual books I read that were published in 2013. I would like to read more books that are published in 2014.
That's all I have for today folks. Happy New Year and see you tomorrow!