Wishing all a healthy and happy New Year 2020! I hope you had a fabulous start to the new year. I have been away with a mini-hiatus of sorts due to the crazy Holiday season. Now I hope to be back sharing about the books I am reading and about life in general.
2019 was the year Bohemian Bibliophile blog was launched. April 2019 to be exact. I have been working on blogs and WordPress for years now. Both as creative mediums and SEO tools. This is my first personal blog. As a book lover, it had to be about books.
I discovered two fabulous communities. Book Dragons India with Nandini @ Novels and Nebulas at the helm. The lovely ladies who share my love for books. I am the official lurker of the community, something that I plan to work on in 2020. And of course, Blogchatter. If you are serious about blogging, you MUST join the community helmed by Richa and the Blogchatter Team. A fabulous group of inspiring bloggers from a range of genres. Their campaigns are not to be missed.
2020 Blogging Goals
A goal without a plan is just a wish. As with business goals, I have charted out some blogging goals too.
- I plan to be more consistent. Both with the blog posts and reviewing. I am planning to create a bank of posts for the months when work is crazy and demands my full attention.
- I plan to catch up on the backlist books and reviews
- I plan to not limit myself to writing book reviews but experiment with a range of topics. I did try that with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa challenge. I plan to include more book discussions and lists, and also a monthly TBR. I am also chewing on the idea of sharing my insights and tips about my journey from a freelancer to a business owner. These include tools, guidelines, and tips on how to find and keep clients, etc.
- I plan to be more active in the community. I participated in ReadIndiaThon hosted by Shantala @ Shanaya Tales in August, my first ever readathon. Although could not read all three books, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found some great recommendations.
2020 Reading Challenges
I am not one for setting up reading goals. Although I am a mood reader, I am participating in a few challenges this year. That said, I plan to keep it fun (as it should be). The idea is to explore different genres and new authors. I would be creating a challenges page and social media threads. Do check them out to keep track of what I am reading.A goal without a plan is just a wish. 2020 Goals and Reading Challenges. #BohoPonderings Click To Tweet
Goodreads Reading Challenge
Goodreads has the official number at 40, I am sure I read a lot more. (Note to self, update Goodreads regularly). I generally keep the count to 12 as I hate Goodreads reminding me how far behind I am. This year, I have updated it to a reasonable 24.
Truth be told, my TBR pile needs an intervention. And the #TBRCHALLENGE2020 hosted my Shalini Baisiwala @ Shalzmojo and Soumya @ Life of Leo is perfect for it. There are way too many books on my TBR. I hope to make a sizable dent to the pile on the other side of the challenge (yeah, right!).
Beat the Blacklist 2020
Can I sign up for a TBR and a backlist challenge? Why not! I have a considerable pile of backlist books to read and review and the Beat the Blacklist 2020 by NovelKnight challenge works like a charm. My target is 20 books.
South-Asian Reading Challenge
I always make it a point to read more books by Indian authors. This year I plan to read more South Asian authors. Hosted by Fanna @ fannatality.com, do sign up for the South Asian Reading Challenge to read and promote South Asian authors.
A challenge too cute to resist! I’m definitely in for the #READINGWITHMUFFY challenge. Hosted by Shalini @ Kohl Eyed Me and her adorable Muffy, I have already picked the book for the January prompt.
2020 Book Bingo Reading Challenge
There has to be a book bingo challenge. Hosted by Shinjini @ Modern Gypsy, the 2020 Book Bingo Reading Challenge is one of the first ones I signed up for.
Reading Women Challenge
Reading Women Challenge is one that I have been participating in for years offline. This year I am “officially” participating in it.
What are your goals for 2020? And what challenges are you participating in? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.