1. Get over my self-consciousness
I have this issue where I'll write something and then stress about it. What if my blog readers don't interpret it the same way it sounds in my head? I'll think. What if it just sounds stupid or falls flat? So instead of thinking like that, I want to think, Well, what if, it just sounds stupid or falls flat? Would that really be the worst thing in the world? The answer is, of course not. This is also going to apply to Twitter.
1a.. Don't be afraid to reach out to other book bloggers.
While I'm usually pretty good at hiding it, I have a bit of a shy streak. Hopefully this game plan will
help me overcome it!
2. Comment on 1 new blog a day.
The blogging community is awesome! If I had the time, I would comment on All the Blogs! Unfortunately, there are some weeks where I barely have the time to write posts, reply to the comments on my blog, and comment on blogs I follow. So instead of stressing about how I don't comment enough, I'm just going to set a 1-new-blog-a-day policy, which I can definitely handle. (While still returning comments and commenting on blogs I follow, of course.)
3.. No more blog awards.
The fact that I've gotten blog awards from readers is beyond touching. I really, really appreciate it. But the last time I got a blog award, it took me three months to do the post. And then I never contacted the bloggers I nominated for it. It's not that I didn't care, but it was during the school year and things like exams, reports, and other homework had to come first. This was a tough decision, but I think it's one that will ultimately make me a happier blogger.
As the Beatles said, "I get by with a little
help from my friends"
So now I want to hear *your* thoughts. What do you think I could do to improve The Page Sage? If you'd like, you can fill out the survey below, but you can just leave a comment. If you do either of those things, I'll A.) Really, really appreciate it and B.) Send you virtual hugs and cookies. But if you don't, I'll still send you virtual hugs and cookies, because I roll like that. (That last sentence is a prime example of stuff I would have deleted if I wasn't trying to get over my self-consciousness because I'd be afraid it would come across as weird.)
Bloggers: Do you have a Blogging Game Plan?
Readers: Do you list your goals in order to help you achieve them?