I've decided to make some resolutions for this coming year, and to stick to them. So, here they are (most pertain to the site, oddly enough):
1. I will write fewer reviews but keep their quality higher.
2. I will write more FAQs than I have in the past, and work to improve my craft in that regard.
3. I will make fewer adjustments to how the site is designed and displayed, now that it mostly looks and functions as desired.
4. I will find more time to read and write fiction that has nothing whatsoever to do with the site.
5. I will work hard to make sure that the lessons learned from 2005 are applied throughout my life in a manner that makes 2006 an even better year.
Yeah, that's right; I thought 2005 went pretty well. I'm only modifying my objectives ever-so-slightly, because right now everything is on track and I'm mostly intent on keeping things that way.
I do look forward to more fiction writing, though, because I feel that I've neglected that for a long time. Most of that time, it was because the site needed a lot of source code alterations. Now, though, nearly every feature works as intended. Though there are still numerous hours' worth of work that I plan to do, it's not going to be anything on the scale of previous years. And since time I've spent in the past whipping out tons of reviews doesn't seem to have led to the most admirable of results (see my recent competition performance), I'm going to spend the time I gained working on fiction, and FAQs, and putting more thought into each review I write.
So, in summary: 2006 can be as awesome a year as I want it to be!
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|EmP - January 01, 2006 (11:12 AM)
So, basically, you resolve to have even less to do with your site.
It's a brave admission, I suppose....
|beverage - January 02, 2006 (05:54 AM)
my new year's resolution is to be more successful.
|zigfried - January 02, 2006 (12:34 PM)
It sounds more like instead of trying to write a hundred reviews himself, he's actually depending on you and me. Damn... that IS pretty brave. >_>
Me, I learned nothing from 2005. Maybe I'll take up smoking.