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A bit late to close the previous year, but it is never too late to evaluate your goals and set new ones.
Looking back at the previous year I am happy, even though I haven’t been able to finish most of my goals. Comparing 2021. with 2020. I see an improvement in all areas. So, lets start with the review of last years goals.
Last year I published a total of 5 blog posts. 2 of those were actual technical posts. The others were a “diary” thingy. I decided to skip those posts going forward and will only write about those if there are significant learnings from them (ÖIF B1 exam, Duo Lingo). I am keeping this goal for next (this) year. ⏭
I did not have the time to do much on my side projects and this one specifically. I think this one is important and still relevant and will tackle this before I start any of my next side projects. This one also transfers to this year.⏭
I kinda put this on a back burner and did not really focus on this. The reason is that this is really something that is not a priority for me and more of a recap and inspiration for blog post ideas. Other things I have been learning throughout the year have been more important. Once I reduce my Pocket list even further I can focus more on this. It will tie nicely to the rest of the goals. This one also goes to this year's goals.⏭
This one is kinda done. I will use this book from Frontend Masters to guide me. It is mostly about going back in time and checking the new features by new ES versions and distilling them down for me and then putting that on the blog. So, this one is ✅
Again, I haven’t focused enough on this one. It will tie nicely to what I want to do this year. So: ⏭.
Same as the previous one. I see that I have made a mistake and this is essentially the same as the previous goal and not really a goal. So, I will focus on the previous one this year and discard this one.
Haven’t done this one, it goes to this year’s list as well ⏭.
I did not really touch this project at all. I will focus on finishing it this year. ⏭
Currently, I have 11 items in my Pocket. Even though it is still not technically the correct number, I consider this one as done. I have been keeping tabs on this throughout the whole year and I believe I did a good job there. ✅
On this one I am happy to put a big ✅. It has been my main focus last year and took away lots of my energy and time. I hope the guide I wrote about it can also help someone who also needs to prepare for this test.
Although I have improved with my training schedule I believe I am still not there. Various reasons are at play here. I will transfer this one as well to this year as I want to have it as a reminder of my priorities. ⏭
For the first time in my life I created a specific goal(s) and focus for my training. It is going well so far. ✅
Tied to the previous one, I am keeping a diary of how my training goes. So far so good. ✅
Duolingo has been great for the previous year. But, I do not find it useful anymore. I am now learning german through reading the magazines and listening to the radio, etc. But, it has been a helpful base to jumpstart learning german again. ✅
Not done, goes to this year’s list. ⏭
Same with this one. ⏭
I am following this SEO guide by Monica Lent. I want to make sure I have all the SEO basics covered before moving on to content syndication.
Basically a carry over task from last year as well. I want to define and implement the visuals of the website. I would like to do this before starting content syndication.
I want to try out content syndication. My focus platforms would be: Medium and Dev.to (maybe also Reddit and Quora). Maybe some more if I see it makes sense.
I want to bring this one to some form of completion. To play around with it and see how far I can take it.
Before starting any new side project I want to have this one done so I can start my projects quicker and easier.
Self explanatory. I have a couple of ideas. I want to learn how this process goes.
My aim is to have around 2 blog posts per month.
More of a reminder for me than an actual goal. The goal here is to train regularly and have more training sessions than last year.
A stretch goal for me this year again. I really want to cement the knowledge and this one should help me. Not a priority though.
A stretch goal as it is not a priority. I kinda started it in my free time.
A more long term goal that is also not a priority.
This year I am planning to focus more on my blog. Finish up the SEO and design setup and check how content syndication goes. After that, I would like to focus on the side projects and get those going.
I am a self-taught Web Developer. My mission is to explain things in a simple but understandable way. During the years, I have helped several Junior Developers kick start their careers, land an internship or a job or just in general get over the coding hurdle that they have encountered.