I’ve been struggling hardcore with life lately and decided that a list of goals for the day will hopefully get me back on track. Whenever I’m depressed or in need of guidance I turn to my goals to get me motivated, so hopefully these goals of mine will help me bounce back because I need to. I have an alumni pizza party at my old high school this Friday evening, and I want to be able to give all those people good news about how I’m doing. If I’m being honest with myself, I don’t like what I’ve become and am in desperate need to change anyway.
If not now, when?
Goals for Wednesday:
- Write a Random Act of Noteworthy Kindness (RANK) note
- Post for Day 8 of my Bookstagram Challenge
- Write my Algren response piece
- Inquire about my Motif submission
- Create a Writing Chicago work schedule for my revisions and new pieces
- Do something kind for myself to practice self-care
For now, that’s about all I realistically can handle. I’ll add more later on, but not now.
Even though I’m not that new to Instagram, it was only recently that I discovered the aspect of being a bookstagrammer through what I post on Instagram. What I kept seeing when I researched this on Google and Pinterest, all I saw were either photos of books or lists of what kind of books to take pictures of. I fell in love early on with this idea, and have been doing my first bookstagram challenge for about 3 days now.
I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to post pictures of books on Instagram that fit into random categories, like what I was finding in my research. I compiled a list, based on other lists of what I was seeing, and came up with a 30 day challenge to use for myself and whoever else wants to join me in my journey as a new bookstagrammer. Feel free to use the list below to fuel your own process as a reader on social media.
“Brooklyn’s 30 Day Bookstagram Challenge 2017”
Post a photo of…
- a book I’m currently reading
- a To Be Read (TBR) book
- a book I checked out from the library
- a book I own
- a favorite book
- a Young Adult (YA) book
- an LGBT+ romance book
- a sci-fi book
- a sequel
- a book that’s been turned into a movie
- another book that I’m currently reading
- a pile of TBR books
- the last book I finished reading
- a classic novel
- your choice/create your own prompt
- a memoir
- a dystopian novel
- a steampunk novel
- a fantasy novel
- a book on writing that has helped me
- a book that has a story set somewhere I want to go on vacation
- a book that’s written by an author of color
- a favorite book from my childhood
- a poetry collection
- a self-help book that I like
- a favorite play script
- a book told from the point of view (POV) of an animal
- a book about near-death experiences
- a book published by one of my favorite celebrities
- a book I would highly recommend
The next step for me, since I want to be a more regular reader, is to go back and read (or, in some cases, re-read) the books that I am going to document on my Instagram in photos. I want to read regularly, and thankfully it’s the weekend right now. Weekends are something that I look forward to because then I can catch up on my reading.