so I may have to prioritize a bit better this year. I’ve been thinking about my posts and a survey may be in order. it is probably noticeable, but I can be random. for a while I did manage a day-of-the-week rhythm and I just might return to it. but in all honesty I have very little idea what people look forward to reading here on omphaloskepsis. the film reviews, middle-grade fiction, young adult, picture book, or comics… I’ve noticed a lot of ‘views’ on posts I do in industry: whether film or illustration. I notice more ‘views’ on less mainstream books and films. Many of my friends are eclectic themselves so I do not feel the need to narrow my focus too dramatically, I just need a sense of what I might should be doing more—other than maybe writing the reviews ahead of posting dates…
I know I will be reading more “grown-up” novels in 2013, because I missed them, substituting schoolwork reading in its stead—which wasn’t completely awful because reading Frederick Douglass’ Narrative was a highlight this year, and who knew that Dance course would create so many interesting texts? I think I will take a hiatus on Emile Durkheim just the same.
I say this every “goal-making” post that I will do better with my Concenter reading. (see page for fuller explanation.) I actually do feel pretty strongly about diversity in publishing and want to show my support for those books and authors so underwhelmingly represented.
Natalya gave me a home-made “coupon book” for Christmas and in it were “blog posts” and I plan to redeem them. there may be bribes, too. I try to share the opinions of those whom I value.
I am not a bit “challenge” participant, other than Carl’s but I may do another challenge or two… I am seriously eyeing the 2013 Worlds Without End: Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge.
Getting my social media better organized. I am considering what boards are of the most use on my Pinterest (to me and others), how general or specific. I inundated my goodreads “to-read” tab and mind that list for better focus and organization. I am cleaning up my Evernote for the same purpose. Facebook is of increasing ease, though Twitter has dropped off. I adore social media and all, but between the election and gun control debates…
Must “comment” more, and not because it feels like a “blogging must” but because I like it.
take a third look at that “to be read” list…and make sure I leave room for new authors and through-out-the-year recommendations by friends.
so there is a start for the beginning of a new year.