I love the last day of a month and the first day of the month, because there is something about moving from one month to the next that makes me feel inspired and encouraged. New beginnings and all that jazz. September was a good month for me, and I look forward to whatever October is bringing.
Last month, my goal was to write up four to six posts–a very small goal, I know–but September was a month of midterms and so I didn’t want to put extra pressure on myself. As much as I love blogging, I have to prioritize real life duties over blogger duties.
I also managed to prepare most of my university tasks this month in advance, so this month I have a slightly harder blogging goals for myself. I plan on posting three to four times a week here, and once a week on my personal blog. I also hope to find and follow more diverse bloggers this month, especially South Asian and Muslim bloggers, because I believe that these marginalized communities deserve some spotlight.
Since I’ll be focusing more on my blog, I have decided to give myself an easier reading goal. This month, I plan to read no more than 4-6 books, all of which will count for two reading challenges: The Creature Challenge hosted by my favorite Goodreads group YA Buddy Reader’s Corner, and the Urban Legends Challenge, created by my friends and I for our very own Bangladeshi bookworms/book bloggers/bookstagrammers group.
If you have read my September Resolution post, then you already know about Bookstagram BD. It is a facebook group my friends and I created in an attempt to grow the reading, book blogging and (in particular) bookstagramming community in Bangladesh. Although most of our members are Bangladeshis living here, or abroad, we do accept non-Bangladeshi bookworms as well, so feel free to join us here.
Speaking of bookstagram, I am finally starting become somewhat active in my bookstagram account @emm_reads Though I am not participating in photo challenges this month–mostly because taking photos and posting them daily is too stressful for me–I do plan on posting bookish photos every three days a week. My main goal however is to learn how to take better photos and edit them better, because it is clear that I do not have the aesthetic sense that most bookstagrammers possess.
And that is it for this month. I am not setting any writing goals just yet, because I am focusing on outlining novels and writing at least one poem a week. And also because for some reason, I want to focus more on my blog and my bookstagram this month. Here’s to hoping I can do all that I have planned for myself, or at the very least do better than I did before.
Do you have any goals for yourself next month? Do you believe in making monthly resolutions as opposed to yearly ones? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!