Happy New Year my lovelies! I hope your holiday was fabulous and you are ready to get this party started. It is 2016 and I have decided at this moment – IT IS GOING to be great! 2016 is going to be awesome, it’s all about positive thinking. And I’m working this positive thinking!

2016 here we come!

A new year means we all get to go a little OCD crazy, get excited about a fresh start, plan goals, set resolutions and just straight-up get motivated. And it also means the PJV is here to get you motivated about blogging in 2016. Fourteen days. Fourteen posts. All focused on a fresh blogging start and getting you motivated for a new year. The Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge will begin on January 1st and run 14 days. It is going to be fun, it is going to be easy and hopefully, it will get you motivated in 2016.  Each day I will post my own prompts and at the bottom I will add a link so you can add your posts. Here are the topics:

Blogging New Year's Challenge

Day 1 (1)

Day 1. My blogger resolutions.

  1. My bloggers resolutions begin with a total shake-up. I’m not going to restrict myself to the usual routine. I’ve changed in 2015, now with this new crazy writing thing – so the blog is going to have to change. I resolve to post about reading, writing and everything in-between.
  2. Tutorials will be about both blogging, social media and writing.
  3. I plan on hosting a lot more challenges
  4. I plan on making the blog fresh, but not stressing out about it
  5. I also plan to put together another online conference and maybe plan for a real one…in 2017
  6. I also have the goal of opening up the blog to more authors, do more fun features and cutting back on reviews
  7. I would like to get a few more reviewers on here though, just so we don’t lose that option, so if you want to review on the PJV let me know. XOXO
  8. I also resolve to do a few more “lifestyle” type postings which I’ve never really done before, just to keep things interesting
  9. And I plan on creating a few “writer challenges” not just blogger challenges.

I think 9 is enough…they aren’t that crazy, or earth shaking, but hopefully it will get things done.

Happy New Year! Let the fun begin. Add your link to the linky code so we can visit and share.

About The Author


Rachel, whom you might know as Parajunkee, is the blog owner of and the design blog To make matters even more confusing she is now a published author under the pen name of Gillian Zane. Rachel has been blogging for over eight years, designing / web programming for over fifteen, but her real love, reading, has been her favorite hobby since childhood. Rachel has won numerous awards for her writing, the blogs she has created and her design work. If you want to check out more about her books click "The Books" on the navigation bar at the top of the page.


  1. Jamie @ Vailia's Page Turner

    I am very eager to see what challenges you come up with. They can be so much fun! ALso very curious about the spread of new tutorials you plan to do.

  2. Theresa

    I love your blog and also your blog designs. I always look forward to coming to your blog to see what you have new posted.

    • Parajunkee

      Thank you so much Theresa!

    • Parajunkee

      It was so weird, it went down for a couple of hours last night.

  3. Fluttering Hearts (@PunkieVee)

    I am new at this whole thing, so I don’t have anything to change up, but I am trying to make the best out of this blog that I can! I am looking forward to things to come on your blog!

  4. Ali

    I look forward to your challenges! I’m trying to change things up a bit on my blog this year too. Can’t wait to see what the new year brings on your blog!

  5. Tanya Patrice

    I really enjoy seeing that challenges that you host – they’re always interesting and so creative. I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    • Parajunkee

      Thank you so much sweetie.

    • Parajunkee

      Thanks lady! I hope I get mad hits lol. And Patti finally delivered my card. You stop – cause you are awesome. 😀

  6. Silver's Reviews

    Those are manageable and achievable resolutions. 🙂

    Best of luck.

    I will be looking forward to your #2.

    Happy New Year, and thanks for hosting this.

    I am in for all 14 days. My posts are completed and ready to go. 🙂

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blogger New Year’s Challenge


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