I'm sure no one noticed or even cares, but I've been on a bit of a social media fast in the last little while. Not a complete fast, since I did check in on Facebook and read a few articles from Digg and my Google Reader. But I've resisted posting to my blog, updating my Facebook and Twitter statuses and significantly limited my media consumption. My last Facebook update and the last time I even looked at Twitter was 11 days ago.
I was of two minds whether I should put ads on my blog. Personally, I've got nothing against web advertisements, provided they are not overbearing or irrelevant to the site topic. However, I do know of some people who feel they are totally evil in every possible way. I didn't want to put those people off reading my blog. However, this site is my personal blog, and if it's about me then it should echo my own personality and opinion.
We are half way into January and I feel to reflect on the New Years Resolutions I made for myself only a few short weeks ago. I know that to keep those resolutions I have to start off strong and build some good momentum. The next few posts will expand upon each of the resolutions in a little more detail.
It's that time of year again and I love it. I've always enjoyed writing my New Years resolutions. The first step in making something happen is to write it down and say it out loud.
1. Learn to say 'No'
I took on way too much work in 2008 and 2009. While I did everything in my power to try to keep up, it would have been better for myself, my family and my clients if I scaled it back a notch. I'll to try and limit my self to preferably one, possibly three maximum projects at any given time from now on.
A common thing for Drupal bloggers to do is to list the modules they are using on the their site. I love reading such lists. It's a simple thing to do, yet it's a huge contribution to the Drupal community. Drupal currently has thousands of modules available, some good and some not so much. It's tough for someone new to Drupal to decide which modules to use.
I once heard someone say that you should never let people know what modules you are using because it would help hackers find vulnerabilities. Whatever.
I was quite the prolific blogger a couple of years ago. I had about a dozen different blogs covering different niche topics. I was writing at least a post a day. Until I awoke one morning to find that all my blogs were down. I never was able to recover them. That's a long, sad story I won't get into now.