2020 Blogging Goals + Looking Back at 2019’s Goals

Happy New Year, friends! I’m so happy to welcome not just another year, but an entire ass decade! I hope everyone’s year is off to a kind and gentle start, and may the rest of everyone’s 2020 bring them peace or joy.

One of my absolute favourite things to do when a new year rolls around is come up with my blogging goals, as well as looking back on the goals I set the previous year. I really enjoy looking at how far I’ve made it and where I still need to do some growing!

Read on to find out how I did in 2019 and what I want to achieve in 2020!

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2019 Blogging Goals

☕ Get at least 1,000 followers and/or subscribers.

Sadly, this is not a goal I managed to achieve. Still, I began 2019 with 423 subscribers and am ending it with with 726! Not bad, if I do say so myself.

☕ Increase my interaction on Instagram and Twitter.

I’ve started up my bookstagram, managed to maintain a theme, post regularly, and interact regularly as well. I think I can definitely cross this one off my list!

☕ Comment on at least 20 blog posts per month.

Okay, so confession time: I haven’t kept count of how many blog posts I commented each month. However, I did make a concerted effort to comment on as many blog posts as I could, especially if the post’s content really resonated with me!

☕ Write at least 10 blog posts per month.

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☕ Write a review of a book within two weeks of reading it.

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2020 Blogging Goals

☕ Attend BookCon.

This one, I think, I have pretty much in the bag. I just booked my flight to the United States! I can’t wait to meet up with Kal @ Reader Voracious and all the other bloggers and readers I’ve met on Twitter/through my blog/through my Instagram over the past two years.

☕ Increase my traffic:

  • Get to 1,000 followers/subscribers on my blog.
  • Get to 1,000 followers on Instagram.
  • Get to 500 subscribers on YouTube.
  • Get to 2,500 followers on Twitter.

☕ Interact with people more:

  • Comment on 10 blog posts per month.
  • Comment on 10 Instagram posts per month.
  • Leave a comment on every bookish YouTube video I watch.
  • Reply to all comments on my blog, Instagram, and YouTube.

☕ Host a blog tour with physical ARCs.

I recently did a “shoot your shot” thing regarding this… Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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2020 Personal Bookish Goals

Aside from my blogging goals, I also wanted to talk a little bit about some personal bookish goals that I had for this year. They tie in to my blogging goals quite a bit!

 Read for at least 30 minutes everyday.

My reading schedule really suffered last year because of my work load. But often what would happen is that I knew I had enough energy to read a book, but instead of doing that, I opted to watch reruns of Family Guy or RuPaul’s Drag Race. No more of that this year! If I have energy to watch something mindless on Netflix, I can use that energy to read a book or listen to an audiobook instead.

☕ Go on a reading date with the boyfriend.

I’m trying to get my significant other back into the habit of reading. Currently, he’s reading Jade City and enjoying it very much. Hopefully soon we can set aside some time to go to a café, drink coffee, and just read. And hopefully we can make it a regular thing!

☕ Complete a readathon.

Last year, I joined #YARC2019, the Asian reading challenge hosted by Shealea, Lily, CW, and Vicky. (Which I completed by reading my pledged 30 books written by Asian authors!) To my eternal joy, I saw that they’re reviving it for 2020! Follow this link to check out the #YARC2020 post!

I’m also joining CW’s #StartYourShelfathon, a readathon dedicated to finishing off all the books on your TBR! Check out my post here.

☕ Keep a TBR jar.

I’ve always wanted to keep a TBR jar, and finally I got a jar pretty enough to do that! One of the teams at work gave out little jars printed with our names to the whole department for Christmas, and it’s a cute little glass thing with my name printed on it! Check out my Instagram soon for a photo of it.

☕ Finish my WIP.

Since 2017, I’ve waffled around with sort-of WIPs that weren’t ever anything really serious. Sure, I made the attempts, but I always let those attempts fall by the wayside. But this year? THIS YEAR IS MY YEAR.

☕ Be kinder to myself.

2019 was a great year for me, if you look at my accomplishments purely from an external point of view. Internally? I was an absolute wreck. Whether it’s work, my writing, social commitments, or my online content, I stretched myself too thin, trying to have and do it all. Every deadline I couldn’t meet, every night that I decided to sleep early instead of working well past midnight, every moment I spent doing nothing, I beat myself up over. And for what? Who the hell am I even trying to impress?

2020 is going to be the year of being okay with not completing my to-do list or putting some things off until tomorrow. 2020 is the year of forgiving myself if things don’t turn out quite as planned, as long as I did my best. 2020 is going to be the year of being kind to myself.

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What did you think?

☕ Are my goals realistic?
☕ What about you? Do you set goals at the start of the year?
☕ Link me your posts about your goals and resolutions!

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30 thoughts on “2020 Blogging Goals + Looking Back at 2019’s Goals

  1. Ah! This is SUCH a good way to say this —> “2020 is the year of forgiving myself if things don’t turn out quite as planned, as long as I did my best. 2020 is going to be the year of being kind to myself.” Self care is so important but so is self accountability! I really hope you are successful with both.

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  3. Happy New Year! I think your goals are realistic and surely attainable. Kinda made me wish I made some goals for myself and my blog too because right now, I just really want to make it. Here’s to all of us just doing our best! Cheers

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  4. Yes!! I love the idea of having your significant other read along with you. My SO is an actor and reads mostly plays, otherwise I’d convinced him to read a James Baldwin novel but he hasn’t picked up anything so far! Definitely let me know how you got your boyfriend back into the habit! Lovely list, happy new year and happy reading!

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  5. I love reading what other blogger’s goals are and find what each person want’s to focus on really interesting. I definitely think yours are attainable and I’m only ever so slightly about you going to BookCon.

    Ok, I lied, I’m *massively* jealous 😛

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  6. Happy new year!! ❤ I wish you all the best for all of your goals, they all sound so exciting – especially attending BookCon, it's amazing that you get this opportunity and I hope you'll have the time of your life there. ❤ Also, a reading date sounds like the most perfect date ever, I hope you can make that happen. and being kinder to yourself, always, I know it's such a hard goal for me to meet, I hope you can do that, because you deserve it and you're wonderful. Wishing you all the very best for this year ❤

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  7. Happy New Year, Kate! You seemed to do so well with your goals last year and I am proud of you. Congrats on almost doubling your blog subscriber count! I think that is amazing, especially given how you were also growing IG and Youtube platforms. I can barely focus on one thing at a time haha.

    I AM SO EXCITED TO GO TO BOOKCON! We are going to have such a wonderful time and I can’t wait!!!

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  8. ah, these goals all seem so realistic, and I’m really hoping that you meet them! I saw your tweet about BookCon, and AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU. A reading date with a significant other also sounds super cute, and I’m crossing my fingers that you achieve your goal of being kind to yourself this year ❤

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  9. Going to Bookcon sounds so exciting! I see you mentioning it on Twitter, but I really hope you have fun there and meeting Kal and the other blogers & readers there! I won’t be going to bookcon this year (hopefully I might one year, since it sounds so exciting!)

    I’m also participating in #StartYourShelfathon, and YARC2020! I hope we both make good progress with those two readathons!

    I also need to be kinder to myself. Last year, I was a huge wreck with my anxiety and my perfectionist tendency at times. I beat myself for things too, Kate. Let’s hope we could both be kinder to ourselves, Kate!

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    • Thank you Lori! I hope we get to meet at BookCon one day! 💚

      Good luck with your readathons, lol 😉

      And yes, here’s to being more kind to ourselves!!

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