January Full Moon #Blogging Goals 2021 #Blogger #amblogging

The first full moon of 2021, on the last Friday of January, with 1st of February just a few days away on Monday, seems like a magical day to tell you about my blogging goals for the next six months.

I’ve been carefully planning away all of January, regarding my personal, professional, spiritual and health goals for the first half of the year. I was more spontaneous up to now, which worked well for me, but I’m approaching blogging more systematically for the next six months, with calendar and topics in hand, and many posts outlined and even written well ahead of time.

These are my blogging goals.

Mondays will still have posts on Personal Growth. I’ll mainly be sharing books, videos and podcasts on this topic which I’ve read, watched or listened to and found inspiring and useful. I’ve been writing these posts for a few months and there’s so much motivational advice from experts on so many fascinating topics that won’t be running out of information to share for a long time!

Tuesdays will be #TuesdatBookBlog day when I’ll share reviews of ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks that I’ve been reading on Kindle, Scribd and Audible, which are the platforms I use. There will be novels for everyone as my reading is eclectic. I have some Thrillers (techno and contemporary) science fiction, romance (thrillers and romcom), literary, historical, feel good and memoirs and much more, lined up!

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Wednesdays on Writing will be for The Insecure Writers Support Group #IWSG, if it’s the First Wednesday of the month and #WWWBlogs on other Wednesdays I might follow the prompt on Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge and other Wednesdays I’ll be talking about writing with the following hashtags: #WritersLife, #amwriting #writingcommunity #writingtips 

Thursdays are for #Thursdayphotothoughts which are personal posts based on a random Pixabay photo which appears in my email every week.

Thursday is in the exact middle of the week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have flown by, probably full of work, obligations and general business, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday are days we anticipate with joy, because they hold the promise of some free time for relaxation, friendship, family and hobbies.

Thursday is an ideal day to stop and reflect on the past three days and prepare for the three days to come, or write about anything the image suggests.

I’m not planning on stream-of-consciousness, because although it’s an unplanned post based on a random picture, I’ll edit my thoughts and words.

Friday is a very special day, because I’m very excited to start a brand new series on Rereading Jane Eyre by sharing Flash Fiction rewritings of a chapter every week. But I’ll tell you all about it next Friday.

Saturdays will be for Flash Fiction Challenges. I’ll be taking part in #Writephoto hosted by the marvellous and supportive Sue Vincent, this challenge isn’t exactly flash fiction, but we are asked to keep our entries short, and Carrot Ranch weekly Fiction Challenge hosted by the equally supportive and wonderful Charli Mills, who requires our entries to be exactly 99 words. Check them out and join in!

Finally, Sundays are for #SundayWalks, #SilentSunday, #Photosthroughthewindscreen or #SundayFunday, where I share photos with or without a brief reflection or short poem.

Well, that’s it for my blogging goals. I hope you find something of value or something to enjoy in my posts. Suggestions are, of course, welcome!

What are your blogging goals for 2021?

Do you plan them out months or weeks ahead? 

Let me know in the comments!

#TuesdayBookBlog ‘Her Dear and Loving Husband’ by Meredith Allard @copperfield101

I read Her Dear and Loving Husband, a few months ago and realised I hadn’t yet posted my review on my blog, so here it is.


 Sweet, well – written Vampire novel

I didn’t realise it was part of a vampire trilogy when I started reading, so it was a surprise, and I don’t usually read this type of novel, but I’m sharing it today because enjoyed it very much.

I wrote ‘sweet’ in the headline because there’s nothing gory or shocking in the novel, which often puts me off vampires. It’s not a typical vampire novel for teenagers either, as it includes well-written, situations and a mature love story intended for adults.

It was easy to feel sympathy towards Sarah, who has moved from California to Salem after her traumatic divorce, as she starts having disquieting dreams and feeling a strange connection to places and people in the small town.

The plot gradually weaves between present and past, until the mystery is finally revealed. There’s a lot of historical information about the Salem witch trials, and the novel leans heavily on 19th century literary accounts of vampires such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The title is taken from Anne Bradshaw’s poem, My Dear and Loving Husband, which ties in with the touching love story spanning hundreds of years.

If you’re in the mood to suspend belief, you’ll easily be immersed into a world of loving vampires and friendly witches (although there is also a villainous vampire trying to sabotage their love story), because it’s very well written; the prose style draws you smoothly into another world.

It’s the first book in the trilogy, which is free at the moment, and although there’s no cliff hanger ending, you’ll need to read the next two novels to complete James and Sarah’s story.

I listened to the audible narration, which was beautifully read.

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Meredith Allard is the author of the bestselling novels The Loving Husband Trilogy, That You Are Here, Victory Garden, Woman of Stones, and My Brother’s Battle (Copperfield Press). Her newest release is the historical novel When It Rained at Hembry Castle, a great read for fans of Downton Abbey. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visit Meredith online her blog.

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