Make time for personal reading. In 2008 I read a lot of books for class that I reviewed here, but in 2009 I want to make personal reading a priority as I can.
Review books within two weeks of finishing them. I let finished books sit around in 2008, mostly out of laziness, and I’d like to do better about that in 2009.
Keep notes while I read. I always think of review things to say when I’m reading, but forget them when I get to the review… very annoying. I carry a notebook everywhere, so I am going to try and take notes while I read.
Blog more about journalism. I want to write about more than just books, so I think this is a good topic stretch given my subtitling about journalism. I don’t know what “more” is, but just about anything is more than now 🙂
Alternate the length of my posts. I post a lot of things that are about 300-400 words long. I want to start putting up shorter and longer pieces to keep things interesting.
Leave more comments, about five per day. I have been getting a lot of comments lately which make me really happy. I need to be better about returning that to other bloggers.
Do research about self-hosting Sophisticated Dorkiness. Right now I’m on WordPress.com, but I’ve been considering self-hosting (a cost, but I’d get some more freedom with the design and stuff). I don’t know much of anything about what you need to do to host a website, so my goal is to research it soon.
Host the Blog Improvement Project successfully. This means coming up with interesting project activities, making sure to ask questions of other bloggers when I don’t know answers, and doing my best to encourage bloggers that are participating.
So there you go, goals for 2009. Let’s go!