With the New Year comes the expectations for renewal, self-improvement and promises in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. I’m on board with all of that except for the last item.
I, like most people, have not been successful at keeping “resolutions” even for the duration of a 12-month window. Plus I’m not a strong advocate of lying to myself and thinking “this time will be different”. As a result, I have tended to either not make resolutions, or make them only for a short duriation, such as my typical “no more polo’s” resolution I make from October til Winter kicks in. (Hazards of living in the desert when you have to make fashion rules regarding when sleeves are appropriate.
Case in point, I told myself I was going to blog every day, and this post was supposed to go up ~27 days ago. Way to make that happen, Ryan!
So this year, I’ve decided that perhaps I could offer up some ideas of projects I want to work in the coming year. They can be tangible projects, life changes, goals, whatever, but given with the idea that it would be something actionable and measurable. (Man, if that’s not my life as an SEO bleeding over, I don’t know what is…)
every day I’m not gamingtwice a week for 5 weeks straight.
- Either launch or put to bed the local dining blog I’ve been talking about for the last few years.
- Travel to at least three different places before next New Year.
- Build a sense of mind-share by leaving a comment on at least one of the blogs I read each day.
- Finish the books I started in 2011 or 2012. This leaves Game of Thrones, Content Marketing for the Web, Boneshaker, and a few other SEO books I’ve forgetten the titles of.
- Write at least one guest blog each month.
- Apply for school so I can finish my degree.
- Devise and complete at least 3 30-day challenges this year.
The list could go on, but then I’d just add more things to apologize for not doing this time next year.