Resolutions: Two Months In
Posted by Richard on Tuesday, 1 March 2005
On January 1st, I published my new year's resolutions. Here is my update.
- On Day 1, I enacted comments on the site, the lack of which was the #1 complaint about the site. After two months, 52 comments, on at least 100 posts. (That just counts Just a Gwai Lo. I got less than 10 total of all my other sites.) Not even close to what I was expecting. That said, the sites I know of that receive a lot of comments generally seem to have the following three properties: they have very faithful readership, or at least a small but very faithful subset of their readership take time out to comment; they almost always ask questions at the end of what they write; and they tend to write exclusively, where I tend to quote exclusively. Maybe some more consideration and original writing is in order.
- My resolution to "date more" has stalled at the implementation stage. So far I cannot claim that any dates took place between the days January 1st and February 28th in which I was involved in some way.
- Reading only one book, a quarter of another and 20 pages into a third do not qualify as spending more time reading offline materials.
- I get an F on the score for spending more quiet time away from the computer. Nobody to spend it with is one reason, but mostly laziness is to blame.
- Finally subscribing to less than 250 feeds is a success. That said, I still too much time spent staring at my computer screen, and possibly too much time spent on "the dark web", which means weblogs that talk significantly about non-technical matters or that don't belong to the "blogger blogosphere" (that is, weblogs that talk about weblogs).
- If by "sane workout regimen" I meant "no workout regimen, then hooray, I've succeeded in my last resolution! But seriously, my sleep schedule of late has been a lot more sane lately than December or January, so I claim real success on that front.