This is a bit old - you may or may not notice the date on this post but it's over a year old. That doesn't mean it's not useful but we all know how fast things chance on the web so there's a chance that techniques and technologies described here could be a little dated.

Resolutions, they come and go

Well I managed a grand total of four posts over 2012, not a post since July, hardly wearing out the keyboard with writing there!
So it’s the first of January, resolution time and as a start I’m going to try and post at least once week – 52 posts over the year – not that hard surely?

First post is this, a little update, as I haven’t been quietly sat doing nothing since July. I’ve been busy with the day job and also doing plenty of projects for Armitage online and JDG Media most of which won’t turn up on my portfolio. The last of them was betting website Bets of Mates a site where you bet against your friends on football, it launched late 2012 and is growing quietly at the moment.
Heading into the new year and I have a quieter schedule for web stuff than I’ve had in a while, one small website project to finish off and a few jobs for Love rugby league so I’ll hopefully have a bit of time to work on my music project and hopefully get some more interested people on board.

Outside of web design and writing more posts, possibly some writing for other sites as well if i can think of something interesting enough, I have a few other aims for the year.

  • Get in proper shape, I’m pretty good at keeping fit and going to the gym but this year I want to take control of my diet a bit more and get fitter. I’ve also realised I ran my first and only marathon 10 years ago this year, maybe it’s time to dust off the running shoes for another 26 mile outing.
  • Improve my foreign languages. I speak a little basic French and started learning German at the end of last year. My sister has moved to Berlin so I want to get a fluent level of German before I end up visiting, I’d like to improve my French and hopefully by the end of the year add another language, maybe Spanish.
  • Finally finish reading Don Quixote. I started it ages ago and the book is massive! I’m queuing up loads of other stuff on my kindle and just not getting round to reading them.

Fairly generic stuff there, but putting it down here hopefully makes me a bit more accountable to them, I also have a more personal goal or two that I’m not sharing on here. Getting my finances sorted is one of them. My flying training cost a lot in terms of finance and time not earning and so it’s time to get some of that stuff settled this year. I hit a major milestone towards the end of last year paying off a loan and I plan to get to work getting some credit card balances paid this year.

So there we go post 1 done, 51 to go. I already have a few ideas and some unfinished drafts in the blog so they’ll get me through a few posts.