Okay, I’ve slightly missed the main New Year’s resolution bandwagon. But the beginning of February will mark the first anniversary of my move to ScienceBlogs, so I figure I have a whole month in which to be
self-indulgent reflective and renewal-minded. And I’ve been thinking of starting my personal calendar year on National Pie Day, anyway.
So here are my blog-related resolutions for 2009:
- Update my blog roll
- Purge all my to-blog folders and half-written drafts. I think 2008 was an especially bad year for letting ideas languish – knowing that potential employers are reading, I’ve been turning simple entries into elaborate theses: relevant, engaging, simultaneously broad and detailed, and impossible to complete in a sane or timely manner. Also, my inner censor has been working overtime and with exceptional vigor.
- Be more conscious of which ideas are blog-sized, and which are not. NB: If you think it’s a simple question, it is probably the subject of several intersecting subfields; literature reviews are not blog-sized.
- When infatuated with a big idea, figure out a single blog-sized chunk, and post about it. Repeat until distracted by the next shiny object.
- Get a nice banner image already!
- Figure out how to automate a weekly or bi-weekly link post.
My non-blog-related resolution is, as usual, to floss my teeth every day. Two years ago I made it all the way to March on that one.
During January, I will be posting the most interesting of my half-finished pieces, as is; maybe they’ll generate more discussion in their scatterbrained state than they would have in a more polished form.
If you’re interested in resolutions and predictions from the more timely sectors of the geoblogosphere, Silver Fox has a nice link round-up.