Top Ten Bookish/Blogger Goals

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1. Make a huge dent in my TBR Pile.
   -This is gonna be real hard since my TBR Pile keeps growing and growing, but I'm seriously gonna try. :)


2. MAKE BLOGGER FRIENDS.
   -I have a HUGE problem in this area, since I was never really good at making friends, and I suck at starting conversations. Though I don't know how I'm gonna be able to do this, I'm still going to try REAL HARD.


3. Host a giveaway.

   -I haven't hosted a giveaway of my own yet, only those that's part of blog tours. It's gonna be quite a problem with the shipping fee though, since I live in the Philippines, and I think only a small part of my followers are from here. I'm probably gonna make use of The Book Depository.


4. Post at least twice a week.

   -It's gonna be real hard to post 3 times a week, since there's school and all, so I lowered it down to 2 posts a week. Be it reviews, memes, or whatever.


5. Accomplish the Reading Challenges I participated in.

   -I think I participated in 7-10 reading challenges, and I'm really hoping to complete them all this year, since there were one or two last year that I didn't accomplish.


6. Read at least 30 books.

   -Last year I signed up for 25 books in the Goodreads reading challenge and accomplished it, so I added 5 books this year! Plus, I also have that One Million Pages thing, so it's like a double accomplishment.


7. Only sign up for tours/ request for books that I would be able to finish.
   -Sometimes I get carried away by requesting too many books, or signing up for too many blog tours. With school and all, I can hardly find time to finish the books, so I get a little behind schedule.


8. Get 150 followers.

   -I started the year with only 30 followers, and now I have 48, so I still believe I can get to 150 before the year ends. *cross fingers*


9. Finish the series I started.
   -I started A LOT of series back in 2012 that I haven't finshed yet, like The Secret Series, Divergent, Princess Academy, Hunger Games, and a lot more. My goal is to read all the books in the series that have been already released.


10. Get more involved in social networking sites.
    -Someone told me that it's better for the blog if you make a fanpage on Facebook, or create a Twitter account. I already made those two, but I'm not really involved yet, so in 2013, I'm gonna make use of Twitter and Facebook for my blog.

How about you guys? What are your bookish/blogger goals?

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  1. I didn't post a specific Top Ten Tuesday list today, but the goals I made for myself are very similar to yours! I especially want to keep up the reviews and finish series I started and OBVIOUSLY make a dent in my TBR pile haha (don't we all resolve to do that?). Good luck! :D

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    1. Yes, I think all readers have the same problem, and all reviewers have the other problem too. Well, if you ever decide to make a post, notify me and I'llsure visit :) Good luck with your goals too! :D

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  2. Loving these goals & the inspiration. I can really relate to finishing the series I started - I have so many of those and would love to make a dent in them this year.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, I think all of us have the same problem... Goodluck on your goals and resolutions too! :)

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  3. I'm totally sure you'll get more than 150 followers when the year ends because your blog is sooooo beautiful that it's impossible not to follow it :)

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    1. Wow, that's the nicest compliment I've had since I started blogging! Thank you so much! :D Goodluck with your goals!

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  4. Making more blogger friends can be intimidating at first, but definitely get involved in social networking, Twitter especially, and Goodreads! Good luck.
    PS I can't believe there are no libraries in the Phillippines! It must make for expensive book habits.

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    1. Yeah, I know, but it's kinda hard since I've never really been good with socializing.

      I know right! It's my number one wish to have a locallibrary so that I canread all the paperback books I want!

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  5. I agree making blogging friends can be hard, but like the previous commenter said, Twitter is your biggest asset in this area. Definitely put a twitter button on your profile that'll help get things going too. Feel free to follow me @CaitLomas, I'm very chatty ;) Just reply to people's tweets, that's why they post them! Don't feel like you're intruding, you aren't :) Good luck with your goals, I followed you so you're one step closer to 150. Anyone who likes Divergent, Percy Jackson, Vampire Academy AND is team Adrian deserves a follow ;)
    Cait x

    P.S: Get rid of CAPTCHA, off your comments, it will help!

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    1. I'mnot really good with doing thses stuff, How do I put a button onmy blog? I have a captcha? How do I get rid of it?

      Wow, thanks for the follow.I'll definitely check you out ontwitter:) Yay to Adrian! :D

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  6. Aww, I like your goals! I totally get what you mean by being intimated by making blogger friends, but it's really not as scary as you think! Everyone is super nice and welcoming (at least everyone I've met). You just have to put yourself out there! PLUS, WE CAN BE FRIENDS. So there. One friend made. :)

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    1. Thank you! Really? That's great! Thank you so much, but how do we keep in touch, or talk? There's no message box here, or something..

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  7. #1 is extremely important to me as well! I'm trying to complete all the other challenges I've joined by choosing books from my TBR list -- it's certainly long enough!

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    1. Yeah, me too! But then there are so many great new releases and I feel like I have to catch up with what the rest of the world is reading, so there goes my TBR Pile again - ignored.

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  8. OOh, you have a lot of really good goals here. I second the one about the blog tours. I keep going "Oh, yes! Fun! Let's do more!" and I just don't have the TIME. Good luck with the TBR list! And I hope you find the ability to post more, too!

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    1. Thank you! I know right! The blog tour one and the TBR pile on is just so hard to accomplish! I hope so too. Good luck with your goals! :)

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  9. I have your #2 for a goal too, except I'm too timid to even admit out loud(or in writing, as it were), that it's even a goal, so you're a step ahead of me! I always feel like I'm intruding. . . but I'm slowly learning to get over the irrational fear.

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    1. Really? Well, I think that's the only easy step for me :D Hey, maybe we could be friends! What's your twitter name? Yeah, that fear's hard for me too...

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  10. Love your goals. Especially the making blogger friends one. I think that's really cool! Good luck with all of these goals!

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    1. Thank you so muxh, and gluck with yours too :)

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  11. I am trying to make more blogging friends this year too! Making a dent in my TBR list and completing my Reading Challenges made my Top Ten List too. Good luck on your goals and Happy Reading!

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  12. I want to make blogger friends too. I think you can get 500+ followers in a year if you tried. I have the same problem with networking. I have a twitter account for my blog but I don't use it. I hope you meet your goals!

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    1. Yeah, making friends might be my top priority this year, to make blogging more fun! (not that it wasn't fun in the first place.) I'm actually starting to believe I could, and hopefully *fingers crossed* I check my Twitter account from time to time, but the Facebook one is being completely ignored! Lol :))

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  13. Great goals! It is so fun to not only blog about books but to feel a part of a community with other book bloggers. Where as I can't convince any of my friends to read my favorite YA series, fellow bloggers always listen! New follower! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that's exactly how I feel! Wow, thanks somuch for following! A follower closer to one of my goals:D Hey, maybe you can convince me to read some of the books you ove sometime :) @DivergentGryffi

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  14. I totally hear you on #2, I didn't mention it on my list this week but I would like that too. It seems a little daunting at first (where do I begin? I still don't know, lol) but I find adding people on Twitter and on GoodReads certainly helps! (and visiting their blogs whenever I can) =)

    I thought about making a Facebook page for my blog but with my issues with Facebook these days and the fact that I'm considering changing my domain name this year, I decided not to. Besides, I'm always on Twitter anyways, lol

    Best of luck with your goals this 2013, it'll be an awesome one =)

    - Li @ rulethewaves.net

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    1. Yeah, me either! Yeah, I dont know how to begin either! How do you make friends on Goodreads? Oh hey, give me your username and I'll add you, or you can add me! :D @DivergentGryffi, and Divergent Gryffindor on Goodreads.

      Yeah, I actually don't use the Facebook account I made for this blog.. Twitter's fine :)

      Thanks! :D

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  15. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    You have some great goals and I am sure you will do well in achieving them. I have the same issues as you with #1. Visiting goodreads and book blogs my TBR just keeps growing and growing.

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    1. Thank you. Yeah, tell me something I dont know. *sigh*

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  16. Oh gosh, I totally agree with number 9! That really should have been on of mine - I'm awful at finishing series! I'm thinking of dedicating a month to just reading sequels or something so I can catch up :) good luck with your goals and thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

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    1. Yeah me too. A month?! I don't think I would be able to do that!

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  17. Oh yes! I need to start working on my TBR pile ASAP! Heh thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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    1. Yes! I think all of us have the same problem! Thanks and no problem :)

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  18. These are some great goals! I totally feel you on the TBR pile. Mine is quite scary and I hope to make a dent in it as well this year.

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    1. Thank you! I hope not as scary, or scarier than mine. Mine has a hundred plus!

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  19. Great goals, wish you good luck on completing them all))
    Happy New Year!

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  20. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    I want to make my TBR pile smaller, get more followers and get more blogger friends.

    New GFC follower!

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  21. Thanks for commenting :)

    I know exactly what you mean by #2 - I find it really hard sometimes to reach out to other bloggers, but when I do get involved in things I love feeling like part of the blogging community. I'm hoping by commenting more this year, I'll start to feel more inclined to get involved in things!

    If you want to finish series you've already started, it might be worth looking at Reading The Paranormal's "Seriously Series" challenge - it looks complicated, but it isn't really, and it's aimed specifically at catching up on series
    http://paranormalbookreviews-kelly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/2013-reading-challenge-seriously-series.html

    Good luck with all your goals for the year!
    Faith

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    1. No prob!

      Iactually participated in a series challenge already, but a different one. Thanks though :)

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  22. Great list and awesome resolutions! I totally agree that making blogger friends is hard it's definitely worth it. New follower!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Annie :)

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  23. oh how we all want to make dents into our tbr piles ;)
    love your goals as well, and number two is so sweet *.* you seem to be a lovely person! xx

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  24. Great goals :)
    I really need to make some blogger friends as well!
    Good luck with your goals :)

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  25. I also have a problem with 2)! I think I'm getting to know people better by now, but I often see these posts about how certain bloggers are such tight, good friends with each other and miss that myself... I'm not so good at reaching out!
    Book Depository is great for giveaways!
    Finishing series. Definitely a good goal!
    Good luck with all your resolutions :) and thanks for stopping by my post earlier!

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    1. Yeah, I found that most of us have that problem as well. Yeah, me too. It's like I cant help but want that for myself as well..
      Really? Cool! :D Thank you!

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my top ten! Fantastic goals! And we have some in common! I'll be your friend! I followed you on twitter (my twitter is @hopefaithbooks)! It seems intimidating at first but its worth it when you make those friends! I'm also a new GFC follower!!! :) I definitely think your gonna hit your followers goal! And The Book Depository is great for giveaways! I love doing giveaways for my international followers and The Book Depository has been great in helping me do that! :) Good luck with all your goals! And I'm definitely looking forward to talking with you!! :)

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    1. Yay! I just followed you back too :D Yeah, I know it'll be worth it :D Wow, thanks for following! I'll try to use TBD.. Thanks so much! :D

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  27. Those are all very solid, practical goals. Good job. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes, any time you have any questions, just send me an email or a tweet and I'll do what I can to help.

    Shelver @ Bookshelvers Anon

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  28. As soon as they fix the GFC, I would be more than happy to follow you!

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  29. Making blogger friends is really HARD! I completely understand about that! Feel free to talk to me on twitter any time @whollybooks!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  30. I can relate to a number of your goals. Two that weren't on my own list but that I can definitely relate to are number 2 and number 10. As a newbie in the blogging community, they are both something I'd like to work on.
    Good luck with meeting your goals. :-)

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    1. Yes, I'm kinda new too, and I feel like they're very important :) Good luck! :)

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  31. Ah, yes, number 2. Another thing that should have made it to my list. Blogger friends are important.

    Once Upon A Dream Books

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    1. Yes, I think so too ;) thanks for stopping by!:)

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  32. Great goals! I agree that social networking helps a lot. My FB page doesn't get a whole lot of love, but being active on twitter has helped me tremendously!
    I share some of your goals this year, too, especially getting that TBR pile down.
    I'm now following you via GFC. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for following! My twitter hasnt gotten many fans yet, but it sure helps me meet a lot of bloggers!:)

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  33. Great goals! I'm really hoping to make a dent in my TBR pile but, like you, mine mostly just grows. :)
    I share some of your goals. :) I'm hoping to make more blogging friends, too. Feel free to follow me on Twitter (@bgraves81) and chat anytime. :) I've never done a blog tour or hosted any kind of giveaway. I think either or both would be fun.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck with all your goals!
    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life
    New follower! :)

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    1. Ooh, i just waw you followed me! Ill be sure to folllow you back when I get on my comouter:)

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  34. Great goals! Thanks for checking out my list, too. Just realized I wasn't following you yet, so I fixed that, ha!

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    1. Wow, thanks so much for following! One person nearer to my goal:)

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  35. Awesome list! I know exactly how you feel about number 1. I just never seem to be able to get on top of my TBR pile either. And the giveaway idea sounds cool too.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  36. Great list! and thanks for stopping by my list too! id love to be blogger friends and if your ever on twitter or wanna chat im @InkkReviews . your doing great with followers, i can't believe you have only been blogging a month or so! you will reach 150 in no time.. im not sure if you take part in Feature and Follow but its a meme thats done on friday, its great for finding followers! Hosting giveaways a big one. Krisha and i are doing our first big giveaway right now over at the blog and it is so much fun! good luck with your reading and posting goals. and hope to chat soon!
    -Katie @ Inkk Reviews

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    1. Really? Yay! Ill add youmwhen i get to my comouter..Really? Im not, so i gotta check that ut. See you on twitter!:D

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  37. Thanks so much for visiting me at WTF Are You Reading?
    I love your blog and your list!
    You just made a new blog friend in me.
    I also followed you via GFC!

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    1. Really? Great thanks! What is you twitter account? Oh, and tnx for following!:D

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  38. Great list of goals! I know I won't make a huge dent in my TBR collection (I have that many books) this year, but I hope to make at least a little one.

    I am aiming to post at least once or twice a week as well. My posting last year was so sporadic . . . Hopefully I'll be more consistent this year.

    Good luck to you with your goals! You can do it!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I get to read atleast 1/4 of my TBR collection.

      Thanks and good luck too! :)

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  39. Good luck with all your goals this year! It's great to see that a lot of people share the same goals (me included!) and hope that 2013 is a great blogging year for you!

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  40. Cool list!! I want to meet more bloggers too because I just love bookish people!! So hi, I'm Michelle from the US!!

    If you want to do a giveaway, I would recommend doing one of the giveaway hops... they will make your giveaway really big and give your blog a lot of traffic and followers :) and Twitter has done a lot for my blog, so you should definitely try it!

    Thanks for stopping by my list and I hope you make all your goals :)

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    1. Yeahp! :) Oh, hi there Michelle! Nice to meet you! I'm Kim, a Chinese from the Philippines, lol :))

      Really? Cool! I'll probably join one this year :D

      No prob, and thanks too! :)

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  41. Great goals, most of these things I plan to try myself, altough some did not make it to my TT list. Good luck with your goals and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

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  42. Finish series can be so difficult sometimes! That's a really excellent goal to focus on.

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  43. OMG HIIII FELLOW FILIPINO!!!

    It's always so great to hear from a fellow countrywoman :D I'd so soooo happy if you and I become friends as well :D I love people in general. ~Extroverted tendencies~

    Great goals, Kim! Looking forward to the year!

    Followed.

    Gellie @ A Discombobulated Balladry

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    1. Oh my! REALLY? :D I'm so happy! Off to follow you now :D

      Hey, what's your twitter account? Maybe we could chat sometime :D

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  44. I hope you'll accomplish your goals. Good luck with them. I also wanted to have book blogger friends, I just don't know how to approach them. I'm quite shy. :(

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Really appreciate it. <3

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    1. I hope so too.. Thanks! Yes, me too! But I think Twitter's the way? :)

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  45. Great List, I have been blogging for a year now and I don't think I have made many blogger friends yet but I don't use twitter. I try to comment on as many people's blogs I enjoy as possible though and I think it's people who you regularly comment with that you start to build friendships with. Hope you come visit my blog again :)

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    1. I think Twitter would really make us connect with each other, since it;s easier to talk and all

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  46. Good luck with your list. I have the same TBR pile issue.

    new follower - hope that helps one of your goals :)

    Jenny @ Book Sojourner

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  47. Hope you get the chance to finish some of your series off! I hate reading half a series and having to stop !

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  48. Thanks for stopping by my blog! My apologies that it took so long to return the favour =)

    I totally hear you on the TBR pile ... there's just too many good books out there and not enough reading time! I did my first giveaway last year, and it was a really great experience. I participated in a blog hop giveaway, which was a great way to get more followers, as well as doing a giveaway. It would help you accomplish two goals if you went that route!

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  49. I'll be more than happy to help you reach Goal #2! :)

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