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New Years Resolutions 2009 – Feb Update

I haven’t reported on how my resolutions are going yet this year, but after speaking at the Boulder User’s Group recently, and then committing to another presentation in March, I thought it was time to do this.

My initial resolutions were in this post: Goals for 2009

I’ve been trying to keep these in mind as I go through my work week and I think I’ve done OK, but I’ve also fallen down a bit. Here are my comments:

  1. Continue with 400 posts a month – Slipping here. Between a week in the UK and a week of vacation, as of this week, I have 606 posts for the year.
  2. Blog Daily – I’ve missed a few posts mostly because I mis-scheduled for vacation. However I’m close and I’ve double posted a few times.
  3. Speak at each Denver area user group – I’ve spoken to the Denver and Boulder groups, committed to Co Springs and Charlotte (remotely) in March.
  4. Speak at one SQLSaturday – Not scheduled, Pensacola is a possibility in June.
  5. Comment on blog posts that I think are interesting. I comment regularly here when I see something I like.
  6. Update my blog roll to show who I think is interesting. I should at least do this monthly. I’ve done this once, so I’m on track. Need to do it for Feb.
  7. Grow the SSC audience to 1.4mm members by the end of the year. Slightly behind the pace here.
  8. Give all new articles a first review within 7 days. I am failing here. Just too many articles are coming in so far, about 10 a week.
  9. Not miss sending any newsletters. I think I missed 3 this year. so far so good.
  10. Build something useful with .NET/SQL Server. It needs to be for SSC.  I’m thinking of redoing my personal site, but I’ve been looking at Dot Net Nuke, so that wouldn’t qualify. Still need a project.

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Posted by K. Brian Kelley on 19 February 2009

We're going to try and have a SQL Saturday here in Columbia. Peter talked about doing one in Charlotte, as well. So if Pensacola doesn't work out, keep us in mind!

Posted by Karla Kay on 19 February 2009

Pensacola SQL Server UG would be honored to have you here...what a nice possibility to read about on my birthday Steve, thanks!  Karla

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