In all the things I discussed about 2011, I didn't even once mention the blog. That's a little odd since it's the platform I was using to discuss all those things, but I think I might as well talk a little bit about what I'm doing here nowadays. It's important to analyze these types of things from time to time. It's probably obvious by now that a lot of things I was trying didn't work out. There's no movie being made right now. Wednesdays never took hold as writing Wednesdays. Gaining comments or readership never really happened.
In everything that didn't happen, however, something did. I learned to be okay with just a few views a day and a couple comments a month. I remember why I was writing this blog in the first place. It wasn't for now. It was never for now. It's for later - so I can look back and say that this was something I did and remember how far I've come.
I think it's improved my writing, not worrying about how many views and clickthroughs and all of that I get each day. I don't even really know what a clickthrough is to be honest. Or if that's even the right term. I could be using it wrong.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love for you to spread this all to your friends and we start up some kind of ragtag community. It'd be fun to know I'm not just talking to myself. I just remembered that, in a way, the whole point of this blog was to talk to myself. I'm writing for future me. So he knows I can stick with something even if I don't see any immediate value.
So what can those of you who still stop by expect?
1. I'll try to use more pictures. I don't really have an excuse not to with the nice cameras I have. Maybe that'll liven things up. 2. I'm probably going to change my theme. Let's get this blog looking a little better. 3. I won't be bitter on here this year (hopefully). If it angers me and I have to blog about it, I'll find the right way to do it. If I don't have to write about it, you won't even see it here. 2012 is the year of not posting things emotionally.
Is there anything else you'd like to see here this year? I'm open to your suggestions.