A year ago, I felt scattered. I wanted to focus in 2011, and I think, as a full-time employee of my own business with clearer goals and objectives, I have accomplished that.
As detailed below, I feel very proud of the success I had in meeting my professional resolutions for the year. So, it’s important to me that I do so again, which I also did below.
In them, I’d say the theme for my 2012 is RISK.
It’s time to risk fast or succeed for me professionally. I want to be more aggressive in business and outreach, now with a more stable company and clearer focus.
I’ll set goals to do so, but it’s also worth reviewing what has been a wonderful year. Here are some professional milestones not included in my planned resolutions below:
- January 2011: Launching Technically Media, a consultancy that publishes Technically Philly and launched that month a new blog strategy for the National Constitution Center.
- February 2011: Philadelphia magazine covered a multimillion dollar journalism effort at Temple Unuiversity and referenced that we at Technically Philly helped conceive of its structure. (I offered other strategy around the effort and wrote about a similar effort.)
- March 2011: I helped develop the strategy around OpenDataPhilly.org, an open data catalog built by Azavea and unveiled in April during Philly Tech Week.
- April 2011: I was invited to attend the Hardly.Strictly.Young conference on news innovation at the University of Missouri.
- April 2011: Addressing Philadelphia City Council, regarding Philly Tech Week.
- May 2011: NBC 10 listed me as among 20 locals who are worth following on Twitter.
- June 2011: I was invited to attend an intimate Aspen Institute roundtable on news innovation.
- July 2011: I spoke about technology issues on local NPR affiliate WHYY several times, like here, here, here and here.
- August 2011: Alumni magazine or not, I had my first glossy print feature published in the Temple Review.
- September 2011: With the generous support of the Center for Public Interest Journalism, I attended the national Online News Association conference in Boston.
- October 2011: I released a particularly large piece of journalism around a bottlenecked city data set.
- November 2011: Yes, I finally got a smart phone.
Below, see my 2012 resolutions and a review of how I did with my 2011 goals too.