Good afternoon, chums. Today, I wanted to briefly chat about some blogging projections and minor content changes that shall be headed for BiblioNyan during the 2021 year. As I embark on some new journeys, my priorities shall be shifting around a bit. While my blog isn’t my number one priority in life anymore, it’s still in my top five and I want to do what I can to keep it alive and flourishing! So, grab a beverage and maybe a small snack as I dive into this gig.
I’ve read a lot of posts lately from around various communities of bloggers discussing their predictions and hopes for their personal content spaces as we move further into the new year. This inspired me to take a gander at my stats and formulate some aspirations of my own.
Stats-wise, I consistently achieve about one hundred to one hundred and forty views per day, give and take the ups and down that occur naturally. Because of this my monthly average hits around twenty-five-hundred to three-thousand views. My goal for the year is to be able to hit at least five thousand views in a single month. I’ve never done that, and I feel this would be quite an awesome achievement. The best way for me to meet this goal is simply to keep on creating content and working a bit more at adding creativity to the stuff that I already craft, which is definitely a current work-in-progress for me. I’ve dealt with some intense writing and reading ruts in 2020 that I’m still recovering from. So, the best way to resolve my creativity issues it to give it the time it needs to heal and recuperate.
As for writing goals specifically, the one thing I’d like to achieve that I haven’t been able to do in over a year or two is to have a blog post go live every single day for at least two months straight. I know I’m more than capable of doing this, as I have done this in the past, but lately it seems that small morsels of life to get in the middle and I inevitably break the streak. There is no professional reasons for my having this goal, merely the personal sense of accomplishment that comes from being able to say, “Yes! I had this goal and I conquered it!”
Beyond unlocking those two achievements, my overall projections for BiblioNyan are that I’ll reach 1,700 followers by the end of December and Insha’Allah, my daily average shall increase from one hundred views to a number that’s far closer to two hundred views per day. Again, I think consistency shall be the key towards making these predictions a reality.
My motives for keeping my blogging ambitions in the low-maintenance range was inspired by Lita’s write up on free time being such a luxury and how keeping things chill is usually the best way to make the most of that time. That resonated really deeply with me and got me thinking all sorts of things.
Another motive is that I’m returning to university as a full-time student. My goal is to become certified as a Pharmacy Technician and then to get into Pharmacy School so I can obtain my Pharm.D degree and licensing. Basically, I’m studying to become a pharmacist. I’ve always dreamt of having some kind of doctoral-type degree, yet I never thought I was intelligent enough to make this happen for myself. All of the intense experiences from last year, including the near-death situations, made me realise that I’ll never know what I’m capable of accomplishing unless I give it a try. So, in November and December, I began to study sciences and mathematics quite vehemently and ended up learning that I’m more than capable of being successful in a medical profession, especially if I apply myself to the pursuit with full dedication and diligence. After that, I jumped in headfirst and haven’t looked back. By keeping my goals with blogging light and easy to attain, it’ll prevent me from burning out and feeling overwhelmed with trying to balance it along with my studies and 4.0 GPA.
Additionally, due to my quest in becoming a doctor, I shall have significantly less time to read for pleasure as voraciously as I tend to. Because of that, I need to make some minor temporary content changes to BiblioNyan. Instead of full in-depth book reviews for every single book that I consume, I’m going to do easier Book Recommendations posts. Similarly to my new Anime Recommendations gigs that I share on Saturdays, I’ll give y’all three to five reasons for checking out a specific title. This helps to put the best parts of the book into perspective for the potential reader, thus letting you know why I think it’s totally worth the time and effort to read it. Full book reviews shall be limited to a couple of times per month, and reserved only for titles that I feel like I need to discuss in more detail, either due its positive or negative content.
The same thing shall be applied to my anime watching as well. I’ll continue with my weekly Anime Recommendations posts and save full analytical reviews for serials (or films) that I feel compelled to discuss in much more detail. I’ll also be sharing more anime content than book content, at least for the next six months, as I try to get acclimated to being a sciences and anatomy major. I feel it’ll be less stressful and calmer to watch a small segment here and there than to try and get into a reading mindset in between gigantic study sessions where I’ve already been staring at words for extended periods of time. If I feel that I can increase my content creating load, then I shall definitely do so. But in the meantime, I’ll play it by ear, as the phrase goes, and take it slowly so as not to annihilate my mental health in either situation.
Aside from school (my number one priority) and blogging (my number five priority), the other things that I shall be focusing on throughout the 2021 (numbers two to four priorities respectively) include intense physical therapy for my heart and lungs, writing manuscripts and querying agents, and finding new ways to practise mental and physical self-care. There’s no reason for me stop going after one set of dreams as I seek others, and I’m someone who likes to stay as busy as all the seven Hells.
So, to sum it up, the goals I have for BiblioNyan are to hit five thousand views in a single month, post an article every single day for two months, and to obtain seventeen hundred followers by December 31st, 2021. I’ll also be changing out regular book reviews for what are essentially spotlights for books that I feel need more love, which also applies to the anime I’ll be watching, and I’ll be increasing the anime content on the blog and decreasing the bookish content a bit.
Overall, I feel pretty nervous about 2021 and what it will bring to my plate, as well as the plates of the rest of the world, but I’m also trying to stay optimistic and hopeful and to give myself more control over what I feel and how I shall react if things due end up taking a dark and distressing turn. I think the only way I know how to survive is to move forward with every ounce of gumption I can muster, especially if it keeps my mind wickedly occupied.