As some of you might recall, one of my long, ongoing traditions is my "New Year Special Goals Time". That is, a time for me to sit down and to review how I managed to accomplish the year's (previous year's) goals... and to set myself some fresh goals for the new year.
Two years ago, I added the selection of my Super Fab Word of the Year in to this tradition (more on this in another blog post!).
Since TODAY was my first word-of-the-year in 2008, I set myself several daily (as well as weekly and monthly) challenges throughout the year. One of the things that came up that year was starting this 52 Weeks of Blog Community challenge. And, due to drastic life changes and such, I haven't been able to finish 52WoC within a year as planned. And, as some of you know, I've nearly given up on this too. But, thanks to many Studio Notes readers and 52WoC supporters, we've managed to keep going.
I think that's one of the greatest things about having blogging buddies and communities. They help us to set challenges for ourselves --- and enable us to keep going even when things get a bit tough.
So now, we're on task #48. Just four more tasks after this and we'll be celebrating the end of this challenge that had brought so many amazing things to this blog (and my life in general).
And, I thought that this might be a good time to share the task of setting yourself your very own New Year Challenge. Do you have one (or more) for 2010? What do you wish to accomplish this year? Do you have one for your blog and/or your life in general?
It doesn't matter what the challenge might be. It's really all up to you.
To join this task, just leave a comment right here. You can share with us a link to a blog post that you've written about your new year challenge. Or, you can simply write about your challenge in the comment section. Or, you can just say something like this in the comment section: "Yes, I've set myself a challenge this year!" --- and you can keep your challenge a secret if you want to (although I highly recommend that you write it down somewhere, even if no one else can read it).
Anyway, I know I owe you all a couple of round-ups for the last two tasks. Since I'm still overseas as I write this (with limited internet connection), I'm hoping to catch-up on the round-ups some time when I get back to Australia.
In any case, I look forward to reading all about your 2010 challenges!
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.