Looking back on the last year and the blogging goals I set for myself, I can summarize my feelings in six words:
Ha ha. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Ha.
I don't even have to open up last year's post-mortem to know I didn't meet any of the goals I set.
In all fairness, everyday life always has a certain amount of randomness that long-term goal-setting can't anticipate. I certainly couldn't have predicted how a sudden career change would affect my blogging habit. Still, I don't like setting goals and then missing all of them.
So I don't intend to make any promises this year. Not any measurable ones, anyway: I've learned my lesson. So, broadly speaking, this year my goals are:
- to blog more.
- to blog more substantively.
- to finish the projects I've already started.
- to read other people's blogs more, and to revive "Fridays in the Wild" to acknowledge what I liked during the week.
What I need - and I think I've said this before - is not a lot of metrics, but a lot of self-discipline: in all areas of my life, of which the blogosphere is but one.
Lord willing, may 2007 be a blessed and prosperous year. In my fifth calendar year of public, opinionated curmudgeonliness,thank you all for your continued indulgence.