My blog is looking pretty dusty, and this post, rather than being a deep clean, is little more than me rubbing my fingers across the accumulated decay and letting out a disapproving tut.
I just looked over my “New Years” post from last year where I claim that as a New Year’s Resolution that I was going to blog more; I could pretty much repost that 2010 post and just relabel it as a 2011 post… but there is one key difference. I am actually going to do it this year. “Yeah, sure you will”, you may be thinking, and of course most New Year’s Resolutions are, it would seem, doomed to failure but my first one will not fail. This is to delete my Facebook account, which is trying with it’s new timeline feature/layout to become more like a blog, I already have a blog, so I do not see a need for facebook, a ‘service’ which I’ve never much liked anyway and whose practices, along with other web properties, I’m becoming much more deeply distrusting of and cynical about. Anyway, the detailed reasons behind the decision may make a further post, by deleting Facebook I anticipate making better use of this blog, but for now, I wish you a Happy New Year.
By the way if you’re struggling for New Year’s Resolutions, you could get some ideas from the start of this (I may very well use them all):
Ok, So we’ve been in 2010 for 14 days now so this is a bit late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR and all that.
I’ve decided I’m gonna start blogging more often, I do enjoy it but I’m too conscious of what I’m posting, unlike on twitter. So some of the things on here, from now on, maybe more off the cuff or mundane or nothing more than pure conjecture on my part amongst the usual style of structured arguments/opinions and items of interest pulled from the various corners of the web; speaking of which I’m gonna leave you with two videos at the end of this post.
In the next few days I’m gonna make a new page tab which is basically gonna be a disclaimer that not everything on this page is to be taken at face value necessarily, or something along those lines. Anyway, I’m gonna top my glass up with some more port and post two videos that I’ve probably posted before, both rather different from each other, but both of interest to me, and hopefully yourself.
I’ll start by saying that the title of the blog post has no real relevance to the post, I tend to find myself just flicking through wikipedia articles and finding little interesting factoids.
So there you go, the year 2009 is the year of the Ox; for me, and of course for you, I hope it’s a good one.
I’m not normally the type to do new year resolutions, never mind keep them, but this year I’ve decided to just that. So here is my list of 10 new year resolutions, some useful or subjectively important if you will, and some are just things I’d just like to do.
1 ) Become more Organized
2 ) Finish University work in a timely manner
3 ) Travel more
4 ) Read more books
5 ) Be more open to experiences
6 ) Review/update/accomplish things on my 43 things list.