Happy 2018, everyone!
It’s January 1st, 2018. Page 1 of 365. The day of making resolutions, the day of new beginnings, and the day of gigantic recap posts.
2017 has been a good (and very speedy) year. Today I’m going to be talking all about it, and setting goals for the year to come. Let’s get started! 🙂
First of all, I just want to thank each and every one of you for reading. This year of blogging has brought so much growth and made me so happy! I appreciate you all so much. *wipes away tear*
I’m going to be sharing my most popular posts, then the posts I liked the best that I did, a few stats, and then I will be making goals for the upcoming year.
Most Popular Posts in 2017
My Favorite Posts I Did in 2017
A Few Stats for 2017
- New Followers: 136
- Posts: 56
- Comments: 746
- Likes: 708
- Pageviews: 4.338
- Visitors: 1,404
- Countries People Visited From: 45
By sharing my stats, I’m definitely not trying to show them off. I just want to look back next year and see my growth. 🙂 (Also, all these stats are from December 30th, so they could be slightly off.)
Goals for Blogging in 2018
- Stick to my blogging schedule
- Reach 250 followers
- Continue posting about books
- Participate in tags occasionally
- Keep reading and commenting on other blogs
And Finally, A Few Polls For You
2017 was both a good and a bad reading year for me.
It started off strong, but as the year progressed and I moved up a grade in school, I read less and less. I have so much more homework now than I used to, and that’s really affected how much I read.
Last week, I did a recap on my Year in Books, which highlighted the main points of my reading year if you’re interested! 🙂
Goals I Had For 2017
- I wanted to read 200 books. ❌ Ha. I actually ended up reading 105 books. I think 200 was much too ambitious…and I’m still fine with how much I ended up reading.
- I wanted to read more nonfiction.❌ Why did I even make this goal?! I just don’t enjoy nonfiction.
- Read hyped books.✅ I think I did okay at this one!
New Goals for 2018
- Read 75 books. I know that my school workload is only going to get harder from here, so this is a such more attainable goal for me.
- Keep track on Goodreads. I’m going to use Goodreads more this upcoming year. Or at least try.
- Review 5 books. I don’t love reviewing, but this is a book blog, and I think I need to make more of an effort to review books.
- ARCs!! I do have one ARC that I am in the process of reading, but I hope to get more in 2018.
All in all, it wasn’t a bad year. But I guess I couldn’t say it was wonderful, either, seeing as the amount of books I read decreased each month. Here’s to a better 2018!
2017 was a good year. Not amazing, but good.
A lot of good things happened to me, but I’m excited for 2018 to come. It’s always nice to have a clean, blank slate in front of you!
Best Parts of 2017:
- I had a recital in April. My annual dance recital was in late April, which is always so fun. We look forward to it all year!
- I met Reveille. This is kind of random, but I got to meet and pet the mascot of A&M University (she is a dog). 🙂
- I went to Boston and Rhode Island. During the summer, my family and I went to Boston, and while we were there we also drove to Cape Cod and Rhode Island for day trips. I loved seeing all the history, and the Atlantic Ocean! We also drove by Concord, and I got to see the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women.
- I saw my favorite band perform. I got to see my favorite band in October, which was one of the highlights of my life.
- My dance fall concert. It was so much fun! I miss all my dances from it…
- Spending time with my family at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I got to see a lot of my relatives over the holidays, and that is always so wonderful!
Goals for 2018:
- Keep up with my bullet journal
- Read a devotional consistently
- Journal at least once a week
- Improve. my. fouettes. (By the way, the person in the video isn’t me.)
- Eat healthier
I’m sure I’ll make more goals, but those are just a few that I’ll be sharing. 😉
I hope you enjoyed this post! I love recap posts, especially ones of the whole year. It makes me feel good to make goals e
ven if I will never achieve half of them.
How was your 2017? What are your goals for 2018? How was your Christmas? Let’s chat in the comments.