It’s that time of year again where I go through a number of new year rituals. That includes those for work. That includes trying to get my office in order, clearing my inbox, and catching up with my correspondence. I also adhered to my personal rituals derived from my Pennsylvania Dutch roots and ate my pork and sauerkraut for luck. Plus I made a few personal resolutions that I will no doubtedly break by the end of January.
I thought I would make a few technology/blogging resolutions for the year and see how they pan out.
- Become a Better Blogger – I like to blog, it’s nice to share my opinions but one thing I would like to do is provide better content that is written better, spelled correctly, and effectively communicate my ideas. I also hope to keep a more frequent posting schedule.
- Devote More Time to the Open Management Consortium – I co-founded the Open Management Consortium in 2006 and I think we were successful in helping highlight the opportunity for IT professionals to improve their infrastructure by using open source technology. However, I think our time to make some more concrete progress is here. Yesterday, we launched a beta of a more collaborative web site for our organization with the help of the Dawn Foster folks at Jive Software. I hope to demonstrate some tangible progress on this front this year.
- Write More – I used to write quite a bit, published a book and have been the editor of a few trade mags. I find writing to be cathartic and is often a good way for me to vent or work out an idea. I would love to write something more substantial this year, perhaps an eBook.
- Improve My Website – For years I was a Joomla! user and blogged using that software (though it’s more suited for content management then for blogging). I have been using WordPress for a few months now and hope to get things as polished as they once were with Joomla!
- Produce a Podcast – I love to listen to podcasts. I would love to create a podcast or series of podcasts that highlight Zenoss Core or other technology issues.
So Happy New Year to all and good luck with all your own New Year’s Resolutions.