Monday, 31 December 2012

Blogging New Year Resolutions

It's that time of the year again. And although I know some would say that  New Year Resolutions are a resort to works instead of grace - I say phooey. Therefore these are my Blogging New Year Resolutions for 2013. I hope I can stick to them.

1. I will not obsess over blog statistics (even though this post might make December 2012 my biggest-ever month for blog stats, if it's any good).

2. I will not retweet other people's RTs of my links.

3. I will not deliberately upset other people in order to improve my blog stats.

4. I will tell Young Keith to switch off the Feedjit display on the big-screen in the Moot House, and replace it with something useful like the cricket scores.

5. I will not measure my value in life as if it were the weight of my Klout rating. Nor my Tweet Grader rating.

6. I will be glad that ebuzzing seems to have given up its attempt to grade blogs (especially as it never gave me very good marks) - not that I've looked lately. I mean, ever.

7. I will not allow the Moot House to burn down this year. Unless I'm very short of material.

8. I will only post rambling introspection if the "burning-down the Moot House" seam has been completely mined out.

9. I will only tweet links to my own posts once. Unless they're really good, obviously, and it's clearly just that nobody else has noticed.

10. I will not express any views on same-sex marriage, no matter how much traffic they may drive.

Maybe I need some grace...


  1. This is a very challenging set of New Year's Resolutions. One of the most challenging I have ever come across. Not that I have the slightest doubt that you will successfully accomplish every single one of them...
    Good luck!

  2. 1) I will often ignore 2 and 9 but will endeavour to remain friends with Archdruid Eileen all the same.

    I will tell the Archdruid that there are different time zones, and different people on at different times, and that people read those links, and so it is not wasted endeavour.

    2) I will humbly suggest that r/ting retweets is perhaps a more humble way of humbly suggesting people read the post than r/ting it myself.

    3) I will humbly get on with blogging, doing what's best for my blog, and not get stressed by other people's best practices.

    Best practice: what works best for each individual blog and its readership--without annoying one's beloved readers so much that they become non-readers. :-)

    And Happy New Year to all!

    1. Anita,

      You probably wisely time your repeats to fit in with extra time-zones. I just sit there thinking "Well, that didn't work very well did it - let's try Facebook..."

      And a Happy New Year to you!


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