Hello 2020!

It’s the first day of a new year and the first day of a new decade. Wow! I’m a full decade older, makes it sound so much worst than I’m a year older huh? If you follow me on Rita Reviews, then you have already read pretty much all of my goals for this year. I didn’t want to repeat them all. It would be silly. I thought I would share with you my goals and hopes for Wickedly Romance this year.

Reading GOALS

What would be a book blog without some sort of reading goals? This year I decided that I would read 300 books. In 2029, I read 249, so I figured why not. Of course that is only the books on Goodreads which is where I typically keep up with that sort of thing. I always forget to add int he books I read on my Nook to there though. I really wish Nook did like Kindle and connected so I could automatically add my books from wither. I am planning on doing a little better with Goodreads this year as well. I also figured out the issue with Goodreads and fixed it. You shouldn’t have a problem finding me there now.

BLOGGING GOALS

These are the same as what I share on Rita Reviews but I wanted to share them once again. I have a lot of general blogging goals for the year. I don’t know how or if I am going to be able to accomplish them all but I am certainly going to give it a go.

  1. Better Time Management: This is a big one. I feel like I don’t do this well enough. Some days I am on top of this. In fact I feel like I breeze through it while other days I feel like I’m drowning and there isn’t enough time in the day.
  2. Better Photography: This is a goal I am been working on for a while. It is a work in progress. It’s something that you have to practice at to get better and while I think I have gotten better than I was a couple of years ago, I know I still need work.
  3. Affiliate Marketing: I dabble in this. This year I want to get into more and have a better system in place with it. It is just a small part of my next bigger goal.
  4. Earn More Money: I would like to earn another $150-300 a month. I have a couple of ways I plan on doing this and I need to get them implemented.

WICKEDLY ROMANCE

There is plenty of things that I need to do here at Wickedly Romance this year. I have posts that I moved over that need to be updated and gone through. I figure it will take me a good six months or so to get through all of it. I will take as long as it takes.

  1. All Posts Updated: I plan to go through every single post, check the links, check the images, be sure the featured image is the correct size, etc and update it. While this is a lot it is not as many as it is for Rita Reviews.
  2. Categories Updated: I plan to delete some old ones and just organize some of the posts better this way.
  3. Calendars Set Up: Again, my editorial calendar can look a mess at times. This is just a matter of making sure everything is in there since I accidentally deleted this one before Christmas. This biggest goal here is to not overwhelm my calendar with book reviews, that I end up with little time for other things.
  4. New Colors/Look: This has mostly already happened. I have maybe a few other things to update as far as the look goes. I just wanted a much more cohesive look here. I think I have achieved that with these new colors.
  5. Newsletter Updated: Again this is something I haven’t changed much other than the colors. I’m giving it a full makeover.

RITA REVIEWS

You can head over to this post on Rita Reviews and check out all of my goals for 2020. There is a giveaway there as well, so be sure you enter on both blogs.

Giveaway

Enter below for your chance to win $500 PayPal money to help start the new year off right. Giveaway ends January 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide.

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189 Comments

  1. I just plan on trying to keep a more positive and forward thinking attitude. I think the most of it is about over, but they always say to me stay prepared.

  2. I’m looking forward to learning the music we will perform at a festival in July.
    Thanks for the contest.
    Happy New Year!

  3. I am looking forward to a great vacation we are planning for June. Long way off, but when I think of it I just smile!

  4. HOPEFULLY finishing up moms major remodeling job. It has taken 3 years and counting. Much longer than anticipated and way more expensive and challenging. 🙂

  5. I’m most excited about new opportunities that await me both professionally and personally, thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  6. I am most looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s first birthday, it will be in March of 2020.

  7. Our son is coming home from Australia for a few weeks. It will be so wonderful to have him here and to meet his girlfriend! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  8. I’m looking forward to getting more healthier and also we’re expecting our 3rd child in June so we’re all excitied to meet our baby we go and find out the gender in a few days

  9. I am just so grateful to be alive and healthy that I am just looking forward to spending time with my family and friends and seeing what transpires at work and just enjoying every moment.

  10. I am looking forward to starting a Personal Development program. That will also help me discover my life purpose career.

  11. I’m most looking forward to wrapping up our 3 year DIY gut remodel of our house, FINALLY!!!! We’ve been living in a construction zone forever! Also, it’s my 10 year anniversary so the hubby and I are hoping to take a second honeymoon but we have zero plans yet!

  12. I’m looking forward to being much more successful with a few projects I’ve been working on, and meeting new bloggers. Happy New Year and lots of hugs! RO

  13. What I’m most looking forward to in 2020 is putting my diabetes in remission. Happy New Year al!

  14. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the babies my friends are going to be having.

    Im also looking forward to any vacations and for DMB to release their 2020 tour dates.

  15. we are fostering cats this year, we have 2 cats now and they are so sweet and lovable. I’m looking forward to play with them and getting them to like humans better!

  16. I’m looking forward to losing some weight, paying off some debt and spending plenty of quality time with my family

  17. I looking forward to spending lots of time with loved ones and family! I am excited to see what 2020 brings, Happy New Year 🙂

  18. My mom and I are going on a cruise together over mother’s day. It will be our first vacation with just the two of us, no husband no kids, since I’ve been an adult. I can’t wait!

  19. Right now I would have to say I am most looking forward to summer! The cold is creeping into my bones and causing some discomfort. Also planning some fun activities for this summer, fishing, camping, taking my dog out for runs and swimming.

  20. I am looking forward to a New Year to spend my time more effectively…I plan to exercise more often to feel better physically & mentally. I look forward to spending more time with my family and close friends. I also plan to stay away from negative people in order to stay strong & positive. Life is simply too short…

  21. I look forward to the current presidential election cycle being over. Of course it’ll start all over again within a couple of years, but that brief reprieve is always nice. Also, working on getting healthier!

  22. I’m looking forward to the new start. I’m determined to make some changes and this is a good time to do that.

  23. I’m most looking forward to eating healthier and getting more excited. I’ve started the process and am feeling great!

  24. I’m most looking forward to a fresh new start, hopefully i will successfully plan a trip for me and my oldest child to universal studios before the end of the year. Fingers crossed.

  25. I’m looking forward to seeing my daughter graduating from high school and hopefully we’ll get to enjoy a fun family vacation this Summer.

  26. I don’t know. There arent really any plans yet this year. I guess im just looking forward to more of the same and thats ok.

  27. I’m really looking forward to the family vacation we’re planning to head to the east coast this summer. It’s our first family vacation in nearly a decade, and will be the first for our son.

  28. The biggest thing that I am looking forward to this new year is that my SO and I (and our 5 year old daughter) are hoping to buy our own house together this year. We are very anxious and excited.

  29. Wish I could say a cure for cancer my brother in law has only days to live cancer throughout his body we are like brothers and he just turned 57 years old not right

  30. The thing I am most looking forward to in 2020 is having a more organized life which hopefully will lead to less stress and more time for myself and my family!

  31. I am really looking forward to a few trips we have planned this year. I am totally into the planning right now.

  32. I plan to tackle our yard – getting it back in shape to look good and pull the weeds. I look forward to more time to play, walk the beach, read a book, ride a bike or take a hike. I look forward to spending more time with the grandkids at their very important events. I look forward to our weather turning to winter! Here it is January 14th and I have my 1st sunburn of 2020 from the yard work! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

  33. In all honesty, I want more money so that I can move from where I’m at now. My husband died last year and I’d love to follow through on our plan to move to the sticks.

  34. I’m looking forward to my oldest children getting part time jobs this year so they can gain more independence and for my husband and I to be able to focus alittle more on ourselves.

  35. I’m looking most forward to taking a real vacation with my family this summer. This will be our first major vacation and we saved up for it so I’m very excited!

  36. A few things actually!
    1. Our oldest son and his wife is expecting their first child (our first grandbaby!) in February
    2. Our youngest son graduates high school in May
    3. Our youngest son ships out to boot camp in August with the Navy =)
    2020 should be busy and very exciting!

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