Update: Today, Dec. 19, 2010, I’ve gone back and looked at my goals. It’s interesting to see a split and failure to finish most of these. Three of these resolutions I succeeded in meeting definitively and met in spirit a fourth; I outright failed at three, and two became un-applicable as the year wore on.
I also created personal resolutions and goals to manage on my new home in 2010, but with a new year, I want to set goals for my professional self in 2010.
After all, 2009 was a brutal year, so 2010 should be plenty better.
- Stabilize my income — Update: I did that in January 2010 in an unexpected way. It’s varied wildly throughout 2009. One way or another, I want to focus it.
- A new, solid pitch at least once a week — Update: Did that until I got the above mentioned job. (to buttress other work and those fed to me)
- Contact a new client at least once a month — Update: Did that until I got the above mentioned job. In writing, editing, multimedia or other
- 100 RSS subscribers for this site, up from 60 today — Update: Nope.
- 1,500 Twitter followers, from the 960 today (I hope a plurality of them can offer value in connecting to sources, ideas and content) — Update: nope, though, at nearly 1400, I got closer.
- Distribute remaining 600 business cards — Update: Nope. I still have more than 400.
- Bring Technically Philly to profitability — Update: By way of its parent company, we did do that, as I’ve come on full-time.
- Earn grant funding for real journalism — Update: Yes, for both NEast and Technically Philly.
- Write regularly on this site — Update: check! It’s a place to improve my web writing and connect with audiences. I want to perhaps write a little less but make the product more meaningful.
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