I’ve just finished my Spring 2016 Teachers’ Booklist and when I came to add it to my blog, I discovered, much to my dismay, that the Summer/Fall 2015 Teachers’ Booklist is the last thing I posted about 7 months ago. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say or think about; honestly, I think I have too much to say and think about. It’s finding the time to make myself do it.
But I do find that being able to think organically about what I am doing and working on is extremely helpful and I really ought to do it more.
To help myself accomplish that, and some other librarian things, I’m going to make a list of some of the goals I have for this year.
- Post on the blog at least once a month. I have a ton of drafts with a title that I created when I had an idea or thought about something that I wanted to write about; all I really need to do is write them and schedule them
- Participate in more and “more better” twitter chats. What I mean is that I don’t want to overdo the chats by just saying participate in more. I want to make sure they are actually on topics I am interested in. I don’t have to participate in #nctlchat every week. To help myself accomplish this, I’m actually going to pay attention to the schedules for the ones I like and ones I might be interested in so that I can plan ahead and actually participate when the topic is something I want to participate in.
- Be better about not overloading my to-read shelf on Goodreads. I have such a habit of marking a book to-read and then literally never getting back to it because I want to read so many. I have a shelf called “just shelving” and I need to take better advantage of it. Ideally, I will have a better understanding of how many books should be on my to-read shelf by the end of this year.
- Post some of my other ongoing projects on this blog, specifically my favorites website and my booklists and read-a-like lists.
To a new year! With many new changes and adventures!