2016 #BookishResolutions PROGRESS REPORT ~ Update VERY IMPORTANT!

Posted June 29, 2016 by Michelle in Bookish Resolutions / 5 Comments

Bookish Resolution Challengereport2015 Bookish Resolutions Progress Report lets you check in every month to tell us know how you are doing with your Bookish Resolutions and keeps you moving closer to your goal. We look forward to cheering you on to success!

THIS MONTHS UPDATE IS VERY IMPORTANT because we have the halfway giveaway to put in what goals you have finished halfway and if you completed any goals (remember this need to also reflect at the end of the year to entire the end giveaway, for example if you reached your netgalley goal of 80% you need to keep it at 80% to enter into the grand prize giveaway at the end, only completed goals will count). Below you will find the giveaway. Just mark what you have accomplished and put a link to your post so we can check it out (put your post link in every entry). If you have more than five goals halfway completed, don’t worry you can come back the next day and enter in those. Also applies with the completed goals, you can add it twice but come back the next day and enter in two more. You have until July 29, 2016 to get all your goals and post links in the rafflecopter.
The halfway mark also has a few changes that Laura and I thought would make things a little more helpful. We are allowing you to change a few of your goals and also delete some. (this is harder than it would looks)

Here is how it will work.

  • If you have 5 goals you are able to delete 1 and tweak 1
  • If you have 10 goals you are able to delete 2 and tweak 2
  • If you have 15 goals you are able to delete 3 and tweak 3
  • Do you get it. Every 5 you add 1 and 1.
Then just link below your updated resolutions post with what you deleted and what you tweaked. Thats it. We know that after working so hard half the year some of the goals just don’t seem to be working as well as you wanted or some just don’t apply anymore, for example, if you wanted your goal for Netgalley to be 65% and you are now at 70% and want to get to 80% instead. You can tweak it. It will still count on the giveaway this month since you can mark as completed but to be able to enter into the giveaway at the end you must get to that 80%.
If you have any questions about this change, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. Resolutions are hard, they are a big change but we also want this to be fun and not frustrating so we thought this would help, plus it will be added into next years challenge.

So how is it going?

Well I am planning on changing a few things because, I am having a hard time with a few of these and one or two I have decided need a tweak. I wont be doing a lot of them but deleting at least two because they don’t apply anymore or just didn’t work out. I marked the ones I changed in Blue and also put a strike through on the ones I plan to delete which will be gone on the next update post.

Don’t forget to update you progress and if you need to tweak your post after reading this no problem. Keep an eye on the #Bookishresolutions hashtag on twitter for updates, lets cheer each other on.

My Progress Report:

  • Read 10 Books I already own prior to 2016
    • Jan – 0
    • Feb – 3
    • Mar – 4
    • April – 7
    • May – 9
    • June – 12
  • Read 20 Physical Books from my shelf <–Changed 10 to 20
    • Jan – 0
    • Feb – 2
    • Mar – 2
    • April – 6
    • May6
    • June – 10
  • Read 3 next book in a series that I started prior to 2016

    • Jan – None Yet
    • Feb – 1
    • Mar – still on 1
    • April – just 1
    • May – 1
    • June –  4 (I think I messed up above but I am at 4 not changing this goal since I am doing good with it.)
  • Read 10 Netgalley and/or Edelweiss books I already have prior to 2016

    • Jan – 1
    • Feb- 3
    • Mar – 3
    • April – 4
    • May – 5
    • June – 7
  • Get/Keep My Netgalley to 80% 

    • Jan – 67%
    • Feb –  69%
    • Mar – 69%
    • April – 74%
    • May – 76%
    • June – 80% (now lets see if I can keep it at 80%)

Blog Goals

  • Keep track of all Challenge ~ I purchased a plug in so this doesn’t apply anymore
    • Jan – Been using Goodreads for this and my Kindle (So far I am good)
    • Feb – I have been keeping up planning to do a Challenge update post every 3 months
    • Mar – I added a Challenge Update to my Monthly Rewind Post so I can keep track and give info that way so far I have one set up to go for this month.
    • April – I am keeping track with my plugin and on my monthly rewind
    • May – My plugin is working good and adding all my stuff to my plugin
  • Update Challenge Page once a month
    • Jan – I have a plug in and I am keeping up
    • Feb – Plug in is keeping this is order but I need to update with a few more challenges
    • Mar – I am doing very good with the plug-in and adding the books to the correct spots
    • April – The plug in is really helping so I am keeping up pretty good
    • May – Looking good on this 🙂
    • June – I am not doing good with this since I didn’t update it and now have a few challenges to add, I didn’t realized I didn’t update last month and posted May (above) as looking good! I AM A LIAR!!! 😉
  • Keep a book of all my books < Tweaked “Keep Book Spreadsheet updated”
  • I will have a picture of it when I am done so you can see what I mean.
    • Jan – Not yet
    • Feb – Ok I figure out what I really want to do and this could take all year.
    • Mar – This has been started and I found a new way to set it up, super excited.
    • April –  This will be a summer project for me but I am glad I started it.
    • May – I am starting this next month but I have it all set up and ready to go.
    • June – I plan to create pages and have it made into a book so I can start this, spreadsheet just wasn’t working for me, I like to write things down more than type them out.
  • Visit 5 Blogs a week (this does not include the Sunday Post)
    • Jan – Still working on this but I did visit a few
    • Feb – I am a shitty friend
    • Mar – I have been visiting just not as much I would like.
    • April –  Not doing it as often as I would like but I am working on it.
    • May – Sucking as a friends but I should be able to visit once school is out
  • Write Reviews no more than 3 days after completing book  This one is stressing me out so it had to go
    • Jan – I have no review to write at the moment! All up to date
    • Feb – I have one review but it will be done before this post goes live.
    • Mar – I have no outstanding reviews at the moment. YAY!
    • April – I have on review to write but by the time this posts I will have 0
    • May – I have a few reviews I need to get gone still 🙁

Personal Goals

  • Crochet ~ I already know how, I just SUCK. So I would like to do it more to get better.
    • Finish 2 Crochet Blankets (one easy, one hard)
      • Jan – Haven’t started this yet but plan to next month
      • Feb – Still working on this, just can’t seem to find the time. It really sucks
      • Mar – Just can’t seem to find the time to do this.
      • April – Nope nothing
      • May – Still a big old NOPE
      • June – I might have made progress, I bought yarn to try to make flowers to make into a blanket
  • Do one crafty project with the kids each month. I will also be able to show off each craft we make, this will include a ceramics place I have been dying to take them too.
    • Jan – Crazy month will be working on project with the kids next month.
    • Feb – Kids have been drawing a lot but I still want to see about doing actual projects.
    • Mar –  Just haven’t had a chance to get to the store to buy supplies, might be doing it this month since summer is coming and they will need activities to do to keep them busy.
    • April – Kids just aren’t really that interested. My daughter is by maybe when school is out this will be easier to do.
    • May – School is almost done so I am hoping we can get creative this summer.
    • June – My daughter has been making a bunch of stuff for her toys, I still want to do stuff with them and now that school is done, I should have time when we are home on the weekends and not at the shore.


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How are you doing with your goals?

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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5 responses to “2016 #BookishResolutions PROGRESS REPORT ~ Update VERY IMPORTANT!

  1. I am in awe of just how many challenges you have going on. And I love the monthly check ins as otherwise it’s easy to lose focus. I think you’re doing great!

  2. Oh… The other day, when we were chatting about changing goals, I totally thought you were talking about the HW challenge… that’s where I need help :p
    You’re doing pretty well, Michelle, and it’s good to change goals as you go, tweaking is a good way to make sure you still have a goal, but you’ve made it one you can actually achieve.
    I hope you’re having a great week, my friend! *hugs*