New Year’s Blogging Resolutions Update

Red Torii at Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto, Japan

Can you believe we’re already over one-fourth of the way through 2015? Time has been passing really oddly for me this year. I don’t know where the past three months have gone– but if someone tries to remind me of something that happened in February, I keep thinking that no way, can’t be… that must have happened back in December!

It both seems like it was about a week ago and like it was about a year ago when I wrote my 10 Blogging Resolutions for the New Year. Right around this time of the year is usually when resolutions either stick or completely fall apart. In the hope that I can keep up my good work, I’m sharing what I’ve done successfully and where I can improve in the next few months.

I’ve been doing really well with:

#3 Eat more vegetables. I frequently have salads for lunch and I’ve also been incorporating fruit into more of my breakfasts.

#4 Get the spam problem under control. I thought about modifying the comment form in my theme, but instead I switched to Disqus. I used Disqus when I first started blogging. It has stabilized in the past few years, so now I’m back!

#5 Fix up the theme. The navigation bar now sticks to the top of the browser when you scroll down the page. I also updated my about page. It’s a work in progress, but so far, so good.

#9 Change the story. I made my first open source software contribution this year! It was a small one, but it was important because it made me think that maybe I’m not too junior for some of the projects out there.

#10 Stay hungry. Stay foolish. I signed up for a WordPress class! It’s Skillcrush‘s WordPress Developer Blueprint, which is supposed to teach you about WP and about getting started with freelancing.

And then there are some things I am not doing so well with.

#1 Write. I wanted to post on Mondays and Thursdays this year, but so far that has not happened. If you have any tips for getting into a consistent writing habit, please share them with me!

#2 Take more photos. I only took a camera with me once this year. There was once a time when I took it to every birthday party, dinner, afternoon shopping, etc. I just want to start taking photos again.

#6 Make time to read the blogs I love. Bad. Just bad. I moved from Bloglovin to Feedly, so I hope that will make a difference.

Did you set any goals for 2015? What have you accomplished? What are you hoping for?


  1. says

    Noooo your blog is no longer in my feed on Bloglovin’ :( I’ll just have to bookmark and remember to pop by once in awhile.

    Writing should come from what you’re passionate about. If it’s not there, don’t force it. You can also share links to posts you’ve enjoyed for the week or give a little tidbit about what’s been happening :)