Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

It's not too late to share these, right?

I find myself frequently saying that I will try to do this or that. And my internal Yoda assures me there's no such thing. You either do a thing or you do not.

It's funny, because when I first started this blog, I really thought I would be reviewing mostly picture books. I surprised myself by reviewing so much YA, and posting on so many various and sundry topics of library interest. This upcoming year, I'll try to review more picture books.

I like to keep my posts fairly regular, and when I started my blog I promised myself to post at least once a week, but no more than three times a week. I didn't want to burn myself out, and that turned out to be a wiser move than I could have imagined. I briefly flirted with every-day blogging with my Vampire Week posts. The genesis of that idea was that I'd read so many teen vampire novels, I wanted to post reviews of them all at once and get them out of the way. Posting every day completely wore me out -- but then again, I was posting reviews for as many as 3 or 4 books a day. I suppose I could have strung them out and had an entire Vampire Month. But that's way too many vamps, even for me. Generally, I like to post on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, and I can easily picture keeping that up in the upcoming year.

I had been doing very well posting once a day on my twitter account @madiganreads, although I slacked a bit over the holidays. My goal is to post (okay -- "tweet") once a day and not much more than that. It's too easy to get sucked into twittering every little thing! Limiting twitter to a once a day indulgence helps keep me focused on the most important info that I want to share with friends.

I'm giving myself until March to get caught up on my current backlog of reading. After that, the spring lists will be in full swing and I resolve to stay more current.

Also, Grammar Girl assures us that in the upcoming year, two-thousand ten, and twenty-ten are both equally correct. I resolve to stick with the more elegant (but longer) two-thousand ten.

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