Friday, 30 December 2011

Blog Plans for 2012

Ok, so I've been thinking about how I've been blogging this year, and what I want to do next year.
As yet, I have no real answers, so I thought I should think about why I originally started blogging and what my blog has become since then.

Originally I started blogging because it was a way of keeping a scrapbook that included video and music, as well as thoughts and pictures.

Then I started joining weekly memes and finally doing book reviews.
I enjoy telling people about bookas that are available, particularly those by Christian authors. The only problem is that most publishers won't send books to Australia, and I refuse to read e-books. Books are meant to be held in your hands, the pages turned and bookmarks put in when you absolutely have to put the book down because something else is demanding your attention.

But I digress ...

I also have a blog where I just talk about my craft, cross stitich and sewing projects (although that hasn't had any updates for months).

For the past couple of years I have participated in some blog challenges - mostly book related (final count for the 2011 Contentment Reading Challenge to be posted in the next couple of days).

I wasn't sure what challenge to do in 2012, or if I should do one at all.

I think I might not do any challenges in 2012. My life is going to be very busy - I'll be working and studying, as well as participating in children's ministry and home life. I think I'll just see how things go.
I would like to start up "My Favourite Things" again, but I have to have the time.

For now I think I'll just go with the flow and blog when I can. There will be some more book reviews, provided I get the books.

Oh, and by the way, I've been blogging for almost 5 years (just 24 days before my blogoversary) and I now have over 700 posts!


Chareen said...

popping in from Penny for your thoughts.

Happy Blog birthday ! Wow 5 years & 700 posts. That is amazing. Well done.

Tell me more about the reading challenge ?

I am doing the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge this year. Want to join in ?

Beth said...

Thanks for dropping by Chareen. I had a look at your blog and I see you have signed up for the Contentment Reading Challenge 2012. I enjoyed doing that last year.
Thank you for inviting me to join your challenge.