2021 plans: What to expect of me

While this is not exactly the “New year, new me” moment, I just wanted to talk about the 2021 plans for Elgee Writes to give you an idea of what to expect during this year.

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What are my 2021 plans?

I also consider this post as a part of my goal setting process that will help me following it more consistently. So fingers crossed, eh?

Reading Plans

Without a reading plan and schedule I am inclined to slide into a reading slump. And that’s why I join up as many reading challenges as I can, just to keep me motivated.

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2020

I have been reading 45 books or so for the past few years. So I think I can safely increase it to 52 in 2021.

I know it doesn’t sound like much when you compare the 100s of books that other bloggers read in a year. But it is definitely a challenge for me to reach this number considering how busy I get around the mid year.

Target: 52

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

I read non fiction books once in a while. But I want to make it official in 2021, and I will participating in the Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Bookdout.

I will probably read more of Self help and essay collections under this category.

Target: Nonfiction Nibbler – Read 6 books, from any category

Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2021

Another reading challenge that I am participating this year would be the Books in Translation, where we read translated books (from any language to any other language, not just English).

I have been wondering why I have not read as many Indian regional literature as I would like to have, and I would be correcting it in 2021.

Target: Conversationalist: 4-6 books

Reading more classics

I have been trying to do this in the past few years but I have not covered a lot. So I think 2021 might be the year that I actually read more classics, including children’s.

Anyone has a good reading list or guide to follow? Please do share.

Blogging plans and actions

After a tumultuous year that broke most of us emotionally and mentally, I just need an action plan to go forward. You know, an attempt to make things more normal. So here comes by blogging plans for 2021.

Blogging content

I have a fairly regular blogging schedule and I hope I don’t have to change it – because it works for me and you guys, based on my statistics.

  • Sunday – Personal and blog related updates
  • Monday – Book reviews
  • Wednesday – Discussion posts related to books, blogging or self development.
  • Friday – Listicles, quotes and quizzes. An occasional guest post.

I love how far I have come in making the schedule consistent, despite 2020, and I hope it continues.

I will be joining Nicole and Shannon’s Book Blog Discussion Challenge in 2021 as well, and it has become a staple in my yearly challenges. Nicole and Shannon, thanks for hosting it.

Action plan

  • Do a series on quotes, again
  • Create a resource page for authors and bloggers

Increasing blog engagement

Just like every other blogger here, I love getting comments and shares on my posts. The more the merrier.

I started the Comment 4 comment challenge in 2019 and it turned out to be a success. And then 2020 happened where we struggled to just float.

But I am hoping 2021 will be different and that is why I have resurrected the Comment 4 comment challenge from dead. You can read all about it here and it is not too late to sign up.

Join us to leave no comment un-replied and un-returned!

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  • Visit blogs I follow at least weekly once.
  • Reply to all the comments on my blog
  • Return the comments by visiting their blogs
  • Learn to care about the follower counts and blog statistics.

Final note

Though it is 2021, we are still under the throes of the pandemic and we are not yet normalcy. I am not going to be trying too hard or be stressing myself with these plans, but using these action plans as guidelines and take it as they come.

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Let’s talk

What are your reading and blogging plans like? Do you engage in a yearly planning process? Tell me more about your 2021 plans. Let us chat.


  1. Katisha Smith

    I love how ambitious your 2021 reading and blog goals are! I am usually able to read a book each month, but this year, I am upping it to 2 books a month.

    This year I am also increasing the number of posts I publish, and I plan to be more engaged with visitors and to visit other blogs more often.

    • Gayathri

      I am looking forward to reading more from your blog too!

  2. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with reaching your reading goals and I hope you enjoy taking part in these reading challenges, Gayathri 😊 I don’t really plan or set particular goals for my reading each year. However I am taking part in the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge again this year, as well as continuing to work through my reading list for The Classics Club; this has really helped me read more classics, so maybe you should check it out? Happy reading! 😃

    • Gayathri

      Oh thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely check it out.

  3. Lena

    That non-fiction challenge could be fun for me. Do you know what you’ll be reading for it?
    And I also definitely need to work on blog engagement.

    • Gayathri

      Do join us on the commenting challenge to improve your blog engagement.

  4. Racheal Kizza

    I love your reading plans. I am going to borrow a leaf and be more intentional about reading non-fiction and translated work this year. My reading goal is 52 books too.

    • Gayathri

      I am looking forward to reading yours soon.

  5. Sharon

    These are excellent goals! Glad you mentioned we are still in uncertain times and that this is just a guideline. I enjoy your blog no matter how frequent or less frequently you post. Your content is always good!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you. That means so much to me.


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