In typical fashion, I’m over a week behind in this obligatory post marking the start of the new year. In fairness, I had the notes written on New Year’s eve, but for one reason or another, didn’t actually write it up until today.
So, here we are, a brand new year. What have I got planned for the next 12 months?
My first big aim is to complete a number of personal projects that have been pretty much on hold for the last 6 months. The most important of which is a completely revamped Govilon village website. By the end of February I intend to launch a redesigned site, complete with updated content, improved functionality for the history site, and a new community blog. We’ve hopefully got a few influential people in the village lined up to contribute to a news-style blog about things happening in the village.
My second aim is to blog more regularly. I’ve set myself a target of at least one entry a week this year. These entries are not going to be your typical ‘this is what I’ve been up to’ posts, but more focused towards web design and development. Coincidentially, it turns out that a few of my friends (Tobeon, Shepherdnick, Jonhurlock, saya) and my brother have also settled on the same resolution.
Another resolution is to be more active in the web design / development community. Part of this will be achieved through more regular blogging and better use of twitter. However I also intend to start attending industry events such as the Future of Web Apps in Dublin & Future of Web Design in London conferences this year. I’ll also be going along to a number of events run by Cardiff Web Scene.
My other resolutions revolve around my work life balance. I’m hoping to begin working from home at least one day a week, which should give me some more free time. I’m also going to force myself to make better use of my gym membership over the next year.
So, there we go. New resolutions for a new year, lets hope I can stick to them!
Normal service should resume this week with the first of my blog-a-week articles.