Goals and Plans

2019 Blogging Plans

My 2018/2019 are *almost* done I promise, there’s just one more after this. It’s mostly because I ran short on ideas – I was going to review some books, both of which I wasn’t into and decided to skip reviewing them.

I’m planning on moving off of here and on my own server/other hosted site. With Gutenberg coming out, I want to play with all the new custom blocks plugins and WP.com doesn’t really give me the level of freedom I want at a price point I’m willing to pay. I do WordPress development as my day job and was originally just interested in blogging without doing any development. Now, though, I think I’d like to create a theme and maybe some custom blocks. I’m looking at using my personal AWS account to do it, but I might just go with a regular hosting site. Decisions, decisions.

I still want to do book reviews, but I’m not going to force one if there’s not a book I want to review. Or if I just haven’t finished a book since the last review. I want to read a lot more sci-fi and fantasy books that are a lot longer than most of the books I read last year.

I’m not worried about visits, or views, or followers at the moment. I’m just really enjoying blogging. This will never make money or be my career or whatnot, so I don’t have to try to hit goals like that. Obviously, I love seeing that people are reading my posts and I hope people like reading them, but I don’t want to lose that enjoyment because I’m chasing a number. I admire bloggers who do, though. They put in work. This might change – I reserve the right to decide I care about numbers at some point in the future.

Anyway, I’m off. I have a cat to snuggle with.

~Sarah~

Blogoween

Blogoween!

I’m participating in Blogoween, which is basically a bunch of (book)bloggers who will be posting Halloween/Fall posts throughout the month of October. You can find all the details over at Book Dragons┬áif you’d like. You can also check out the #blogoween hashtag on Twitter. And Insta, I would imagine.

I’ll be doing Level 1: 13 Blogoween posts. I have 4 reviews, 5 lists, 1 prompt post, a welcome post & a wrap up post, & a few other Halloween/Fall posts as well. I was already planning on focusing on the creepy stuff this month, but added some more posts after finding out about Blogoween. Which I did accidentally – someone posted about it and then I immediately wanted to join in. I’ve only been blogging (this time….) for a month and a half, but doing things like this is good to meet other bloggers and find new blogs to read. It’s also a good way to get new readers, I won’t pretend like that’s not a thing. But even if I don’t get any, I think this will be a fun time. It’s certainly a good excuse to read horror/at least gothic novels!

This is kind of a short intro post, but that’s all I have right now. I hope you enjoy my foray into the creepy!