I usually don't do New Years resolutions normally. What are they worth? You forget them after a week and they're always completely unrealistic. But this year I have one that I think is critical for myself and for The Non Reluctant Reader. Here goes...
2012 was the year that The Non Reluctant Reader really got established and became a "big" blog. My follower count has tripled since the end of last year, and I have firm publisher and author relations. During 2012, I spent so much of my time organizing blog events, coming up with new and exciting content for The Non Reluctant Reader, talking to industry professionals, and much more that I ended up with much less time to read.
In 2011, I read 113 books. In 2012, I read 73. That's a forty book difference. That's too much. Way too much. So, in 2013, my New Years resolution is to get back to the books. To spend more time reading and slightly less time networking. Because without books getting read, there aren't reviews to be written. And currently I consider reviews the most important part of a book blog by a long shot. Don't worry, I will still continue to come up with exciting new ideas to keep The Non Reluctant Reader fresh and entertaining, I will still do plenty of everything I did in 2012, but I vow to myself and to my readers that in 2013 I will spend more time reading then I did in 2012. I'm not sure what my book count goal is going to be, but I plan on it being at least 100.
Anyhow, Happy New Years, and know that nothing will be changing, in fact I hope The Non Reluctant Reader continues to evolve in 2013, but do know that I will get back to the books and spend more time reading this year.