It is fair to say that 2020 was been… different. It is not what any of us expected it would be. One moment we were living our lives and the next we were shut indoors. A deadly virus spreading around the world rendering society to a world wide pause. As a result, hope for achieving many of my goals for 2020 quickly vanished. That being said, I still have hope for 2021. Spending so much time inside has only heightened my desire to exercise my digital creativity and thus most of my goals will be orientated towards my blog etc. These are my goals for 2021!
BookTube, oh BookTube…
For the longest time I have been back and forth about dabbling in YouTube. Many of you won’t know this but YouTube is actually where my career as a content creator started before I moved to live streaming on Twitch. (If you’re into gaming feel free to drop by a stream sometime!) I really enjoy watching BookTubers and while I enjoy blogging and Bookstagram, I do want to give video another try. 2021 is going to be the year I finally dip my toes into the book world on YouTube, watch this space!
Making up for 2020
Some of you may have noticed that this year I went AWOL for a while. From January 24th until around August I was a mess, honestly. I did not have the mental capacity to read let alone post content about the books I wasn’t reading. As a result I have not read anywhere near as many books this year as I would have liked. I want to make up for that next year and get caught up with my ever-growing TBR.
Branching out Blogging
As much as I love writing reviews about the books I’m reading and have read, I want to expand! I feel so immersed in the publishing industry as a whole and I want to fully encapsulate that here on my blog. Before lockdown I was really enjoying writing about my journey as a publishing MA student, I want to do more of that. I also want to showcase more of my reading journal in 2021.
Writing & Annotating
In 2021 I want to take more time to learn from the books I’m reading. It has been a goal of mine for a while now to dabble in writing so I want to learn from my favourite writers by tabbing and annotating some of my reads. For the longest time I was fully against writing in my books but I decided that as long as I have a nice pristine hardback copy then I don’t mind defacing the paperback as these damage easily anyway. Do you annotate your books? if so, I’d love to hear about your annotation techniques in the comments!
Fingers crossed for achieving my goals in 2021! What are some of your goals for the new year? Comment down below!