Online Resolutions for 2013
Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you all have an enjoyable and prosperous 2013. Or just a fun one; whatever makes you happier.
I've worked out my personal New Year's resolutions for 2013; I like to keep the number to a minimum so that I am confident I can hold to all of them. There are lots of things I'd like to change in my life, but only a couple that are really important to me. One of my personal resolutions is to stick to a consistent running schedule, three to five times a week. With the new job I took on at the end of 2011, I had a lot of travel and that travel disrupted my regular running routine. It took me an entire year to figure out how to deal with the travel, but I think I've got a decent system now. If I can hold to my resolution for running consistency, I should be able to stay healthy and energized, even with about 50% business travel.
I have a couple of resolutions for my online behavior in 2013, too. Here they are:
- I resolve to post at least one blog entry per week here (transcode.com). I don't just want to average a post a week; it's important to me to keep the consistency of posting every week, without fail. This means I'll likely expand the topics I talk about. We'll see how that all works out.
- I resolve to tweet more than just automatically generated tweets in 2013. I use my twitter account mostly for following others; when I do tweet, it's usually generated automatically, either by my blog when I post a new entry, or by Nike+, when I register another run. I'm thinking I'll post tweets when I read articles that interest me, and go from there. There's plenty of stuff I read that I find interesting, so I'll try that and see how it goes. Maybe it'll get me started tweeting about other things on my mind that i didn't consider tweeting.
- I resolve to upgrade this blog site. Right now, I'm running Drupal 6 (the Acquia Drupal distribution) with a couple of extra modules. But Drupal 7 has been out for a while now, and I'd like to try it out. Also, my Drupal blog is patchwork; I'm hoping that if I migrate to Drupal 7, I'll be able to do a better job of visual layout and design of the site. I don't have a whole lot going on with the site, but still it could be better than this.
Those are the main things I want to do online this year. I don't have a resolution for Facebook (like, "Waste less time on Facebook") or Google+ (like, "Visit Google+ more than once a month"). I'll figure those out when they become that important to me. Mostly, I want to use this year to see if I really have something to say on a regular basis. I talk plenty; I should have something to write about.
Do you have resolutions for your online life in 2013? If so, I'd love to hear what you're thinking. Share your thoughts in the comments section.
And again: Happy New Year!