I have just looked back on my New Year resolutions for 2013 which were as follows:
- Keep on blogging!
- Keep on riding!
- Try to get to 3,000,000 views on my YouTube channel before the end of the year
- Establish a steady modest income for the same YouTube channel
- Finish my book about the "100 Corners of Ireland"
- Get a publisher or self publish the same book
- Re-start my abandoned book on YouTube and Education
- Be a little more active on Twitter, especially on educational matters
- Hang on to my job in what is likely to be the first year of significant change the Higher Education sector in Ireland
So how did I do?
- I blogged less in 2013 (196 posts) than in 2012 (243 posts)
- No change to riding
- I reached just over 4,000,000 views on the YouTube channel
- As for income - despite doubling the number of views, the revenue from ads was static for the year
- My book, now called "Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way" is finished and should be published early this year
- The book will be published by The Liffey Press
- The YouTube and Education book did not get restarted
- I think I was less active on Twitter
- I did hang on to my job!
I guess I did on 1st January 2013 what a lot of people did - write a list of resolutions and then forget about them. So no 2014 resolutions for me!
The two big things for me in 2014 will be the launch of my new book, and a motorcycle trip to Berlin in the summer. I'll also turn 55 later this year which will of course entitle me to an Over 55's Dublin City Discount Card, Over 55 Travel discounts, and Over 55 Hotel Breaks. It will also entitle me to get free computer courses from Age Action for the over 55s, and use Seven Seas Active 55 vitamins - Seven Seas' experts "understand how important it is for you to stay flexible and be able to continue doing the things you love". Fuck!