With the end of the year comes reflection, and as a result of that reflection, change. So what changes can you expect to see around this blog?
Things I’m really excited about:
First, I want to start responding to comments more often. I haven’t been very good at this, but I want to interact more with you and get involved. This doesn’t necessarily mean responding to every comment, but I want to promote conversation. And not only here, but I want to be more active in commenting on other blogs that have interesting things to say.
On that same note, I want to write more discussion posts. This last year, I wrote a post on how we write reviews while balancing honesty with respect for the author. It has to be one of my favorite posts because I got a lot of responses from my readers with their opinions on the topic. So, I have a few ideas in the works and hope to write discussion topics more consistently.
I also have an exciting new goal for myself this year. I want to be an Inspys judge. The Inspys are an award given to faith-driven literature by book bloggers. It is really exciting, and I hope to be a part of it this year. To learn more about these awards, you can visit the website here.
So Long, Farewell:
Remember when I joined The Classics Club? I was really hopeful about this and I wanted to start reading more classic literature. But, it isn’t going well. It has been a disaster, really. I have tried a few classics, and I have failed miserably every time. And now it feels like a chore, and this blog is meant to be fun and something I want to do. So, even though I only joined last June (yikes, I lasted barely 6 months), I will no longer have this as a part of my blog. To see my original post on this, click here.
I am interested in changing the design of my blog, but here’s the thing: I have no idea what I’m doing and I need help. Does anyone know how to make a good blog design/header? Any help and tips are welcome. I would like a design that is simple, classy, and sophisticated.
Also, social media. I have a Facebook page for this blog, but I’m wondering, what social media outlets do you want to see Bookshelves & Windows on? Where do I start? Twitter? Goodreads? Tips please!
Lastly, I’m thinking about having guest posts this year. I haven’t planned much beyond that initial thought, but I think it would be fun to possibly have other bloggers come share on my blog from time to time. Would any of you be interested in that?
Feedback is encouraged, so I would love to hear from you about anything in this post. Add your two cents!