This has been a fairly busy year … for the Ajinkya’s and for the Llamas!
Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year!
Looking back at last year, we spent most of the year in setting the stage for things to come. Be sure to watch this blog over the next few months!
This post took some time to write, I wanted to post this much earlier … bygones.
As the world wakes up to a new year, it brings forth many opportunities to do great things … it ushers in a growth on the personal and hopefully the business front. Here’s looking at the past year and how it has panned out …
After a decade of working in the senior management team for other businesses, I have finally launched a design and development company in Mumbai.
The kids start school
Last year, I had resolved to do the following things –
- Write more frequently on this blog – 67 posts last year
- Stop writing about games and start writing about tech
- Wake up early and start the day at 7am
Here is my report card for the 2nd resolution, I took the report from my blog’s Google Analytics account
I managed to stick to these two resolutions, but failed miserably on the third. This year, the idea would be to keep working on the failed resolution.
As for the other resolutions, I frankly believe that a content driven approach even for a hobby can lead to tremendous fulfillment. I will keep writing about things that drive me and keep up the tempo. The last month has seen many ups and downs, and these keep taking me away from the writing, but as I write this post, I realize that the more I write, the easier it is to articulate my thoughts.
Here’s wishing you a Happy 2014!
People ask me what will I be doing this new years? In the past, I would be partying during my bachelor days … there were some other nights when on New Years, I was installing Ubuntu alongside with a glass of scotch! (yes, this has happened on two separate New Year occasions in fact!). This year end, I plan to spend quality time with my family and away from the machines.
As time goes by, one’s personal opinions on certain issues also change. 2013 for me is going to herald such changes. Resolutions for me have always been a no-no. I used to think that resolutions are just another way of breaking a rule that you set for yourself. As we enter the year 2013, I am making these resolutions … not for breaking them but as a sense of maintaining some personal discipline!!
Here are my resolutions for 2013
- Be more regular on my blog, with at least 1-2 posts a week.
- Not just write about games or random topics, but try to write around a niche of topics that are ACTUALLY interesting and USEFUL to people.
- Wake up at 7am every day (yes, even as lowly as this one … I can’t help it … sometimes I just manage to oversleep till 10!!)
I’d like to stop here since I never tend to follow-up with things when I overdo them. The thing with resolutions is that they need to be measurable … and then we need to follow through with reviews and rinse-repeat!!
- That means I need to post roughly 81 posts in 2013 (right now I am at 504, exactly a year after I write this post, I need to be at 585+ posts). Perhaps a small widget displaying the post count this year would do this task! Saw this post a day after I published this post – it’s the commitment which pays and why there is no such thing as writer’s block.
- I have decided to write more about WordPress, Google Analytic and, Google Adwords. How do you track useful to people, hmmm … one metric could be traffic! another could be the number of returning visitors! A third an perhaps more relevant metric could be the share of Most Read Categories to switch from games (which is now at 39%) to Technology.
- This is a completely offline event, so you need to rely on my reliable reporting! Which means that I report faithfully what time I woke up and keep a track of this for a year! Ughh … I am hating this resolution already! A percentage metric would then be a simple matter of find how many days I woke up at 7am.
I will leave you with this lovely quote I stumbled across on the interwebs
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
Wishing you all a very happy new year!
A couple of nights back, it was the coldest dip in Mumbai city ever. A chilly 11 degrees celsius!
I thought, that I might share with you good folks this family recipe that we have been having ever since my childhood. It’s a simple enough drink and it beats the cold and soothes the throat. Here’s what you need –
- 1 cup of drinking water
- 3 teaspoons of honey
- Half a lemon
Simply heat the water to the boiling point and cool it down, while it is hot add the honey and lemon. Serve it hot. It works great with kids, Anasuya is loving it :-)
For the parents, here’s a twist – add 30 ml of brandy or scotch! Have it hot, and it goes down pretty smoothly.
Three guesses what we are going to have for New Years :-), ohhh and here’s wishing all you good folks out there a very happy new year!!
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!
May you do awesome work instead of making up useless resolutions, may your work be noticed by every one that matters and may all of us get more energy and inspiration to do great stuff!!
PS – incidentally today also is the date 1/1/11 and this post has been published on 11:11