2012 Hopes

With the end of 2011, I’ve had time to reflect on the hectic year of work and blog and life changes.  I’ve had some good changes, but also some changes that have raised uncertainties and fears.  However, I’m looking forward to 2012 being healthier, wealthier, and happier.  I’m sure that changes will continue to happen, and I know they will with the blog in the new year.

So, as of 2012, I vow to adhere to the following:

  1. Review at least 100 books
  2. Continue to post about poetry and poets
  3. Offer giveaways, interviews, and guest posts
  4. Keep up with the Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge, National Poetry Month blog tour in April, and revisit the Small Indie Press Month.
  5. Read more books from my shelves
  6. Be more choosy in the review copies I accept, which likely will mean more rejections for authors, publicists, and publishers, but it can’t be helped.
  7. Find time to finish organizing my study
  8. Make time to write poetry, novel, or any other projects.
  9. Discover new ways to earn money from this blog (any suggestions are welcome)

What are your 2012 goals?


  1. Great goals Serena. I have a few of those myself for this year; one big one is to read a lot of my own books. I wish I had a good suggestion for earning money from the blog but short of plastering ads on it I don’t know. I get a lot of requests for them but it’s just not what I want to clutter my blog with.

  2. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says:

    Best to you as you work to achieve your 2012 goals!

    Like Julie, I haven’t put my goals to paper, I’ve been trying slight changes over the past year … nothing major 🙂

  3. Good luck with all of your goals in 2012! I wish that I had some advice for making money from the blog, but short of the little I get from amazon I don’t have any ideas. I tried including ads for a few months about a year ago but it just wasn’t what I wanted on my blog. I’d love to hear if you come up with anything.

    • I have that little amount from Amazon as well, and I tried ads, but those don’t last long and I often have large gaps between ad payors. I am trying to charge for my Best of list for 2011, but that’s not going so well….so I hope other people will have some other ideas.

  4. Sounds like you gave 2012 a lot of thought. Hope reaching your goals comes easy. Happy New Year.

  5. Good luck with all your goals this year Serena!

  6. You’re so good to come up with goals. I’m just winging it as usual!

  7. Wonderful goals! I wish you the best of luck!

  8. Great goals! I didn’t create any concrete goals for the new year, but like you, I am focusing more on my own books and turning down more review copies. Happy new year!

  9. Good luck with your goals. It seems quite a few people are vowing to read more of their own books and accept less for review. Have a good year!

  10. All the best with your reading goal! I’m aiming to read 50 books this year. I’m having such a low goal because I’ll be away for 3 months with no access to books or Internet. Even now, I’m not sure I can complete 50 books.