Lucy’s LJ post reminded me that I hadn’t posted this yet. I’ve been thinking about what I want to achieve in 2010 for the last few weeks, now that my general situation is stable—as opposed to previous years where I have been flipping between courses, jobs etc. So, my goals for 2010 in no particular order are:
- Redesign and rewrite my portfolio site, it’s currently a bit drab and doesn’t promote me that well (I don’t need it really now that I have a full time job, but I like to keep things up to date).
- Learn how to prepare and analyse accounts for small companies, especially now that I am responsible for UKUUG and MERCi and prepare the IT budget at work.
- Sign up two more clients to my web/email hosting package (this more or less runs itself).
- Take and pass driving test—I don’t really want to get a car, but I could do with a licence just in case.
- Start pubs web site as Beer in the Evening was sold a while ago and now has loads of ads and pop-ups. This is definitely not a cunningly disguised method of justifying going to lots of pubs (including on Alderney). 😉
- Keep Data Circle up to date with regular posts—at least one a week. The same goes for Politics Watch, I enjoy writing about politics and don’t do enough of it.
- Launch at least one of the three company ideas which I have—these are all things which require upfront development time or capital, but once up and running will not need much maintenance.
- Contribute to an open source project of some description. I have coding skills and can proof read documentation (especially useful for projects where the main author doesn’t have English as their first language) and will probably try and improve the symfony documents first as I want to learn that particular framework anyway.
There are lots of other goals too, but the above are probably enough to be getting on with for now. 🙂