Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Goals from 2009

Last week I participated in my first Throwback Thursday post... wherein I posted an old post, and then added my current comments! It was fun! (And hey look at that, I was even featured!) I think I'll do it again! If you want to try it, link up over at Mom's Small Victories and check some other throwback posts!

Today I'm nabbing a post from January 2009 where I listed my blogging goals for that year. Always fun to go back and see what I was trying to do in years' past! Anyway, I've copied and pasted the post:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Book and Blogging Goals for 2009

Here's a few things I want to change, improve or do in the coming year:
  • create a new profile picture, and then make it the one that I use for all my different accounts and web places. Get consistent!
  • be less shy. Comment more, add more friends! Make the blog a little more personal. Go to more book signings and/or events.
  • be more active at the Book Blogs Ning. Fix my page there to be somewhat interesting.
  • clean up the blog here. Ugh. It's so messy, kind of like my house.
  • don't be afraid of challenges. Have fun trying!
  • try to read 100 books again. But read more NF, more classics and some new-to-me genres.
  • keep going strong in the F2F book clubs, but give up with the online Yahoo book clubs (so sad to do this... this is where I "started".... my first Internet experiences!
I know there was more I was thinking of, but I can't think of them now. Anyway, here's to a fun new year of book reading and book blogging!


Current thoughts on the above post:

  • I think the new profile picture I made back in 2009 is the still the one I'm using now! What do you think? Time for a new one?
  • I think I'm MUCH less shy here in the blogging world then I was back then. Yes? And going to more author signings? CHECK! I can't keep up now!
  • The book bloggers ning? What's that again? Yeah, I think that place died a big death. Oh, well. Some things last, some don't.
  • I've read lots of old posts about cleaning up the blog, and changing the blog and etc etc. And you know what I wish.. I wish I would have screen printed all the different looks of my blog over the years. It's changed so many times! Once it was yellow and green, and once it was very very purple. And then I eventually ended up with the blue.. and then this stark white stuff along with the blue. Ah, but it would be fun to remember the old looks!
  • Challenges! Yeah. I don't really do them anymore. But I truly did have fun trying. 
  • And read more classics and NF.... always the ongoing goal over all these many years!
  • The F2F book club is still going strong (I did give up one of them though) and ah the memories of the Yahoo book groups. So much fun they were!
The more things change and the more they stay the same!


  1. You did a great job with your goals! I love occasionally looking back on old posts. So much fun.

  2. I enjoyed your look back too. Stopping in from Throw Back Thursdays.

  3. These are some great goals! It looks like you have accomplished many of them. Thanks for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup!

  4. Aw, I love this post! Also, no need to change your picture. It's branding and that brand is you!

  5. This was fun to read! I completely forgot about the book bloggers ning! I don't really do challenges anymore either. It's so interesting to see how we evolve over the years. I may have all my old designs screenshot somewhere. It would be fun to pull those out!

  6. That's a great idea to screenshot the designs over the years. I'm so glad you are having fun taking a look back at your old posts and seeing how you've changed and how far you've come! I went challenge crazy last year and I've definitely cut back this year to just the 5 year ones. I look forward to what you link up this week, cause I really hope you do!



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