New Years Thingamajig: 2014

First of all, sorry to everyone who is waiting for me to get caught up with the Observing Baseball Trivia leader board. I’ve been in New York doing something at all hours. I’ll get on that once I am out of New York and given some free time to work with.

Now, it is the new year, and that usually means that I make resolutions/goals for what I want to accomplish in the following year. But considering the fact that I checked my goals from last year yesterday for the first time in 11 months and saw how brutal my sticking to them was, I’m going to pass of on making a ton of them this year. Now the success rate for new year’s resolutions is about 12%, and I’m glad to say I passed that, but that’s also because I did a bunch without really thinking about them all year.

Anyway, I find myself in the very peculiar position of not really being sure what I’m going to be doing for the next year of my life (besides school). I mean I’m most likely going to be doing some sort of job-type thing to work towards my eventual career goal of being a general manager, but I’m not entirely sure what that’ll be. So I have no clue whether or if so how much I’ll be ballhawking. While it might’ve seemed terrifying to me a while ago, it actually is really freeing to me right now. A by-product of this, however, is that I can’t really make specific goals like last year. I also found out that the more resolutions I make, the harder it is to keep them. So what I’m going to do is fashion a list of all of my favorite ones from last year’s list and ones I thought of in thinking of good goals for the coming year.

Ballhawking:

  • Go to a new stadium-With 2013 came another year I didn’t visit a new stadium.

Writing:

  • Write more mygamballs.com columns than last year- For the record, three.

Video:

  • Do my previously-planned ballhawking videos- Highlight video, and an all-video ballhawking entry–even if it’s not mine.

Twitter:

  • Meet internet people- Because face-to-face is where it’s at.

Facebook:

Since I still don’t plan on using Facebook that much, I’m going to use this as a sort of wildcard slot.

  • Make whatever content creation I do in 2014 a more collaborative effort- It keeps things fresh, exposes people to new things, and to continue doing things on my own is to say that I am the best at what I do in all aspects of it, which is definitely not the case.

Instagram:

Another wild card here.

  • Keep making content and being creative about it–even if that means straying from baseball-related topics-It can be hard with school and things, but I do love creating stuff, and hopefully I can get better at doing it by continuing to create things but in different ways.

Vine:

  • Just keep doing it- The top viners are alive and well, but it feels like with an increase in the revine culture, smaller people are being left out. I want to keep that culture alive and well if only in my own small way.

And now, with it being the new year, here is my 2013 WordPress statistical report. It isn’t as traditionally successful as last year’s, but I also think I was a lot better about content creation last year:

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Even though it has been technically 2014 for over 24 hours now, I may do one more year-end related thing. Either that or I’ll go on to the next entry in my winter writing ideas. That said, keep voting for the things you want to see this winter:

7 Comments

Great goals… especially the first one! Visiting new ballparks is the most fun you’ll have!

Alicia (Ballparks on a Budget)- While I eventually hope to do something almost as insane as you did a couple years ago, it really does bug me that I haven’t been to a new ballpark in a couple years. Thankfully, though, no ballparks have been torn down in this period of me not going to new ballparks.

Congrats on a great year. All the best in 2014.
-Mike

Mike- Thanks. May your 2014 be a great one as well.

Yay! 4th top commenter! I don’t know if thats a good or a bad thing…….

Larry- Essentially it just means you competed in OB Trivia. That’s how those rankings usually get decided around here.

Figured that hahaha

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