I’ve been on blogging vacation since early December – I needed to be. 2010 was a massively different year than I expected it to be. Very little of it went to plan – and I’ve come to realize that’s partly because there was very little planning over the course of the year. That goes for work, my home life – and even for this blog.
In the last year, I’ve recognised a tendency towards reactivity, rather than pro-activity in the way I do things – and I’m not convinced that’s a good thing.
Much of 2011 will be written in advance, and to a plan. I spent the last week of December, in the quiet after the rush of the holidays, planning out a number of things I wanted to discuss on this blog, and setting a number of benchmarks for some of the projects I’m working on. So, in the spirit of disclosure and specificity, here’s what to expect during the coming year:
- I’ve got a list of 12 themes – one per month – exploring both challenges and opportunities I’ve run up against over the past two years.
- I’ll be making at least 3 posts per week, for the entire year, Video Saturdays and non-scheduled posts not counted.
- I’ll be contributing no less than 1 guest post per month to projects not my own – it may be more, depending on how the year goes. I’d like it to be more.
There are more, of course – plans lacking detail are never a good idea. However, I don’t want to bore you with the details, and it’d spoil some of the fun.
So – the annual question becomes – while I’ve got some plans… What do you want to see here? How can I help you do better work in 2011?
Image by Gabriel S. Delgado C.