2024 Goals – What I want to accomplish this year

For many, the new year means making new year resolutions. However, I prefer to make goals as they are something I know I will stick to. These 2024 Goals cover what I want to accomplish this year in my life and for blogging. I also have some specific book-related goals.

2024 Goals

Life Goals

Do a digital declutter

It’s been a couple of years since I did a digital declutter and it’s overdue.

My main points of focus are:

  • Unsubscribe from emails that no longer suit me
  • Unsubscribe from YouTueb channels I no longer watch
  • Unfollow accounts that I no longer have an interest in
  • Clean up/delete some computer files
Rearrange the house

We’ve lived here for 17 years and nearly our entire house has been in the same setup this whole time. I want to take some time this year to rearrange some of the rooms.

It will be nice to have the rooms look different and reflect how our lifestyle has changed over the years.

Try 20 new recipes

There are hundreds of recipes I want to try, but to be a bit more realistic, I’m aiming to try 20 of these this year. The recipes I have picked out range from seasoning mixes, to baked goods, to full dinners.

I am very excited to give these a try and mix up our regular meals a bit this year.

Increase my Japanese fluency level

I’ve been learning Japanese off and on for a few years and I’d really like to increase my knowledge level significantly this year. I am currently at the N5 (beginner) level and I would like to get to the N4 level.

This will involve sticking to a study schedule and truly pushing myself to incorporate Japanese into my everyday life.

Clear out my to-watch list

Honestly, it will likely take me more than a year to watch all the shows I have on my to-watch list, but I want to clear out as much of it as I can in 2024. I have about 150 shows to choose from.

Crochet a blanket

I meant to do this after learning to crochet a few years ago. In fact, I started a blanket and then abandoned it, eventually undoing it because of a mistake.

This year, I want to give this another try and actually finish it.

Learn 2 new skills

I love learning new things so I want to learn at least 2 new skills this year.

One skill I want to learn is how to braid cordage using a lucet. I bought a Lucet a year ago and it’s been sitting collecting dust ever since.

I’m not sure what the second skill will be but I will update this one I know.

Blogging Goals

Post 2-3 times per week on the blog

While I did okay with regularly posting in 2023, I feel like I could have done much better. For 2024, I want to post at a minimum 2-3 times per week.

Work on my email list

This task is long overdue. In all my years of blogging, I’ve never done anything with my email list, but this is the year that all changes.

This is what I will be heavily focusing on at the beginning of the year so I can get it up and running as soon as possible.

Make and stick to a blog work daily schedule

I technically started this in December but I now know I need to shuffle some of this around to make it work better. This year I will be treating blogging like a job and have scheduled hours and days to work.

Be more active on social media

I do well with Twitter (sorry, I refuse to call it X) but the others I don’t consistently post on. The biggest one I want to focus on this year is Pinterest since I know it can make a huge difference in generating traffic to my blog.

Continue to update old posts

I had grand plans of doing tons of this last year, and while I did update quite a few posts, I fell short of what I expected to get done. Fixing SEO, updating photos, and correcting spelling/grammar are all a part of getting my older posts into shape again.

I hope to get at least 2 posts updated per week over the year, but I would like to get more done if possible.

I hope you enjoyed my 2024 Goals. What goals have you set this year?

16 Comments

  1. These are amazing goals for the new year. Putting your goals out into the universe is a great way to hold yourself accountable. You have given me inspiration to do this for myself.

    1. Author

      Thank you. It certainly gives me greater incentive to stick with them by sharing them with the world. Glad I could inspire you.

  2. I also refuse to call Twitter “X.” Sticking with the old name, thanks! Great bookish goals. It’s always interesting to me how we excel at our goals through different approaches. For example, I cannot treat blogging like a job and so I don’t set aside designated blocks of time for it. The only schedule I stick to is posting one review per week, usually on a Monday, and then whatever else I feel like. I also should go back and do SEO for my old reviews, buuuut ugh, that sounds so overwhelming.
    Anyway, good luck with your 2024 goals! 🙂

    1. Author

      It is interesting how we all work differently with goals and schedules. I work best with them but I know some people do best with as much flexibility as possible. SEO can be a pain to work on but I assure you it’s worth it in the end, just do one post a week or so to start with to get into the swing of it, then you can work on them faster if you want. Thank you.

  3. I like how your goals are organized. I made some goals in December that I have on the board by my desk, but your post has inspired me to make a complete list.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I find organizing them this way works best for me. Glad I could inspire you and good luck with your goals.

  4. Great goals, thanks for sharing.

    1. Author

      Thank you.

  5. I love the use of goals rather than resolutions! This is great!

    1. Author

      Thank you. I don’t stick to resolutions but goals I nearly always get done.

  6. Such great suggestions! I love the digital declutter. So important.

    1. Author

      Thank you. Doing a regular digital declutter is a good idea.

  7. Oh how has knitting the blanket coming along? These are some great outline of goals. I can’t wait to see what happens.

    1. Author

      I haven’t started yet, been busy with a few other things, plus I had to find my yarn. But I’m hoping to work on it a bit before the end of the month. Thank you.

  8. Love setting goals for the year! Thank you for the reminder that they can be as simple as a digital decluttering, I will be adding this to my goals list. My biggest goal this year is to learn to make Kombucha!

    1. Author

      I prefer to have a mix of easy and harder goals so I don’t get overwhelmed. Not everything has to be grand when it comes to goals. Oh, I’d love to learn to make Kombucha, perhaps that will be one of my goals for next year. Good luck!

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