As recently mentioned in other Internet quarters around the globe, making “resolutions” for activities or behaviors that one wishes to undertake around January 1 is completely arbitrary. If you decide that you should be doing something different with your life, you should probably just do it.
I think the spirit of the “New Year’s Resolution,” though, is that if you HAVEN’T been taking stock of your various states of affairs throughout the year, maybe the turn of another year will make you pause and reflect. And while reflecting on your past year, maybe it will dawn on you that some things need to change.
A friend and I have been talking over the last couple days about the litany of tasks that we have been procrastinating on for various lengths of time, all of them too long. We’re going to make a concerted effort to hold each other accountable to completing these things over the course of these coming months.
One of the things that didn’t make my list was returning to my blog; I figure that you, O Internet, can hold me accountable for that. I really fell off the wagon when I was working up in Oshkosh again, and I never made the time to get back to it when I started working in Madison.
So anyway, why not a new start in a new year? Like all of the things that I’m going to be writing in 2011, please don’t expect consistent quality. Just expect consistent content, which, in and of itself, is likely to breed higher quality over time.