Here on Fic Talk we don’t
ever usually have any sort of discussion posts where we ask our readers for their opinions and thoughts on certain matters, but I’ve been thinking over the last year that maybe we should change things up a bit in the new year. I’ve been thinking of new features and posts for the blog that would change up the status quo around here.
New features such as a book blogger appreciation week or something along those lines. It could last longer than a week or it may not. We’d feature bloggers that maybe you’ve heard of and maybe you haven’t. If you’ve got a blogger or reviewer in mind that you’d like to see in out spotlight feature just let me know! You can find me on twitter at LisaFicTalk or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Another feature would be more about us. In fact, it will be called: Let’s Talk About Us. Where each week or every other week we each post a little something about ourselves. An update on our lives, what music we listen to or what tv shows we watch, etc. If there’s a question you’d like to ask us, again, you can reach me at the above mentioned places.
Also in the new year we’re looking forward to unveiling our blog redesign. Autumn and I have been brainstorming and hashing it out over whatsapp and email for over a year now! … And we’re still not finished. But we are a lot closer to it than we were a couple months ago. I will also add that we’re both so damn picky that it’s hard to find something that we can both agree on, even though we always maintain hope that at some point we will find that illusive thing that we both can agree on. Cross your fingers for us, okay? [Lisa is a picky pain in the ass. Trust me on this! Oh, and my artistic muse has been MIA. – Autumn]
Another goal for the blog is to produce more reviews than we have this year. Myself and Autumn have fallen behind due to personal reasons but we aim to do better and be better in 2015. After over 4 years of book blogging it at some point will burn you out. As it did for me this year, especially. Our reviews will most of the time continue to be of full length, but I’ve also decided that we’ll switch things up a bit by doing a mini review feature where we can showcase more than one book at a time due to time constraints and such.
As for general blog posts we plan to do more of those for the new year. Updates on what we’re doing for the blog and what’s going on in the book blogging world. And also talking more about books that we’re looking forward to reading and whether or not we should read this or that.
Now, I am not one to make new year resolutions because they always tend to be forgotten after a few days, but I want to make a couple here and hope that by doing so it gives me the push to get them done because I’ll have put them into the world instead of just saying it to myself.
1.) Read more YA.
2.) Review more of my ARCs for 2015 than I did in 2014.
3.) Limit myself to requesting books that I really, really, reaaaally want to read. Really.
4.) Try to accomplish goals 1-3.
5.) Be happy. I think this may be the hardest one yet.
So what about you guys? Any New Year resolutions? Anything you’d like to see us do on the blog? Let us know! :)