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New Years Resolutions 2009 – Q1 Update

How am I doing on my New Year’s Resolutions for SQLServerCentral? I decided to make another update as Q1 has ended. Here are the goals from my first post and an update to my status.

  1. Continue with 400 posts a month – I’m doing better here. 399 in Feb, but well over 400 for March. I’ve over 1200 for the quarter.
  2. Blog Daily – My blog count for March is 32, so I did well there. 81 for Q1.
  3. Speak at each Denver area user group – I’ve spoken to the Denver (Jan), Boulder (Feb), and Colorado Springs (Mar) groups, and also remotely to the Charlotte group in March. Complete!
  4. Speak at one SQLSaturday – Pensacola is scheduled for June. I might do another one.
  5. Comment on blog posts that I think are interesting. I comment regularly here when I see something I like. I haven’t commented on all blog posts, but I’ve done most of them when I have something to say.
  6. Update my blog roll to show who I think is interesting. I should at least do this monthly. I’ve done this twice. I updated my list in March to add a few and removed a couple as well.
  7. Grow the SSC audience to 1.4mm members by the end of the year. We are at 1.05 at the end of March. That puts us more like 1.2 by EOY. I think I was counting on growth, but with the economy, I might not see as many people coming here on a regular basis. Lots of other new sites as well.
  8. Give all new articles a first review within 7 days. I am failing here. I am still getting too many articles. I tracked this two weeks in March. One week I got 12,on eI  got 17.
  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 Marc Beacom on 4 April 2009

3. Thanks!

10. Not sure if this applies but what about setting page titles to the artible/blog/etc... name?  When I add pages to favorties I have to rename it from SQL Server Central to something more meaningful.  Also, for your personal site, check out mojoPortal (http://www.mojoportal.com/) too.  I've used both DNN and mojoPortal and the later seems to be lighter weight.  mojoPortal has fewer features so depends on what you're doing.

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