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2018: My Year of Change

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

I know I’m being ahead of myself here whenever I wish you all a Happy New Year. I know it isn’t 2018 yet when I’m going to post this because I’m writing this ahead of time, due to already having reflections of 2017. But I wanted to get a head start on this because I was really itching to write and reflect about this year we’ve had.

2017 really has been quite the year. It’s been a year I know I’ll remember, maybe more than many of the others we’ve all left behind. I believe part of that is because so much has happened, yet almost everything feels exactly the same.

In 2017, I made quite a few changes I felt were needed in my life. I quit a job that did nothing but drain me emotionally and I fell in love with someone I never expected to, which allowed me to move on past my last relationship. I also continued writing here, even going so far as to making changes to my blog that I felt were necessary in order to make my blog into what I wanted it to be.

All of these different changes were things I needed to do to improve my life. However, I know there’s more changes I still have to make. That is where 2018 comes in. I hope with this new year to continue making changes in my life.

In 2018, I hope to continue improving with my writing by bringing in a variety of writing topics. Of course, I plan on continuing writing book reviews and talking about video games, but I want to continue writing about other things as well whenever I can. I also want to learn more, which means the possibility of making big decisions in my life in order to make that possible. I want to continue doing whatever is necessary to make writing a part of my life and eventually my career. And of course, I want to continue improving my blog in every way I can. I know I’ve already started down that path by changing my blog’s name to something more personal and changing the design. But I want to work on changing it some more if I can.

I want 2018 to be my year. I want it to be the year where I try new things and get completely out of my comfort zone. I want it to be the year where I continue reading new books and play video games I might never have tried before.

But I know in order for all of this to be possible, I have to step up and make these changes happen. Only time will tell for certain whether I’ll be able to do that.

Thank you everyone who reads my blog for being here with me in 2017. I hope you continue following me into the new year and that 2018 is what you want it to be. I know I’m definitely going to try the best I can to make it one of my best years yet.

Leaping Into a New Year

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Welcome to 2016 everyone. It is finally upon us once again; a new year full of new beginnings. As 2015 comes to an end, I’m excited to see what the future holds in store for me.

I would also like to quickly thank you all. I want to thank you for following my blog and reading my posts. I just started this blog in July and really appreciate all of the people who take the time to read it. I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts I’ve written so far and hope you continue reading my blog in the future.

I never thought I’d get this far with my blog. That I would create a blog people want to read and people want to follow. But I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished here so far and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Since 2016 is finally upon us, I would like to quickly wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope 2016 is a good year for you all and that it’s everything you want it to be and more.

I would also quickly like to talk about what I hope will come with this new year, with regards to my goals for Vook: Books + Video Games. I’ve just started this blog but I hope I can make it an even bigger and better blog that people will continue enjoy reading.

For the new year, I hope to write more posts. I don’t want to publish blog posts every day, but I want to put up more posts on here for you to read. I want to become more active on my blog by publishing at least two or three posts a week with content that you all will enjoy. I know there’s no one hundred percent guarantee of that happening because of how busy daily life can sometimes get, but I want to be more active with my blog posts so that you have more content to read.

I also want to write about a variety of topics too. While book and video game reviews are going to be the main content of my blog, I also want to share more and more of my writing with you too. Blogs are a personal space where the writer needs to share a part of themselves with those who read their content in order to make a connection with their readers. I know I’ve started doing this through posting my writing prompts, but I hope to find other ways of doing this as well so that you can see a variety of interesting writing on my blog you will enjoy and want to come back to.

I also want to become more active on interacting with my followers and the bloggers I enjoy reading as well. I know I’m not always the best at interacting with people in the blogging community so for this new year, I want to do the best I can to change that. I hope I can do that by commenting more frequently on blog posts in a way that invites more conversation.

2015 has been a roller coaster of a year. I’ve had many ups and downs through the year but have also learned a lot about blogging since creating Vook: Book + Video Games. I enjoy blogging and hope that 2016 will bring with it many opportunities to continue improving my writing and becoming the best blogger I can be. I know I still have a lot left to learn, but I know the journey is far from being over.

So thank you for sticking with me since I’ve created my blog and I hope you all enjoy 2016.


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