Tim Dehring

Just a random guy with a website

Tag: 2020

And just like that, it’s the third month of the year already. At this rate, I’m going to be 40 before I have a chance to actually enjoy myself this year.

At least baseball starts up soon, as well as March Madness.

Madness, indeed.

Setting Up Goals For 2020

Last year, I wrote a post regarding my goals/resolutions for 2019. Halfway through the year, I switched web hosts and embarrassingly enough, I didn’t keep an accurate backup of my site when I did. Not that I had much posted to begin with, but it still sucked to lose that work and half to start over.

It’s funny though, really, because I think starting over is what I had to do in order to get myself to start posting more. When I first grabbed the domain and setup the site, I was posting 3-5 times a week, if not more. Of course, I wasn’t working at the time so I had plenty of time to do that. But even after I started working again full time, I was posting 2-3 times a week, maybe more.

I have no excuse to not post that much, considering we’re a family of 5 and there’s always something going on in our house to share. Looking back on the past 7 months when I restarted the blog, I haven’t posted like I should and I’m going to change that.

With that in mind, here’s a small list of goals for 2020 that I am going to follow as best as I can, and when the end of the year arrives, I’ll look back and see how well I disciplined myself.

  • Post more. This is a given, and so I’d like to have at minimum, 5 posts per month. More would be great, of course. Less would be considered lazy.
  • Photograph more. My oldest just turned 13 last month and let me tell you, I have no excuse to not take pics at any time to record memories. My phone has a camera, and I have two pocket Canon cameras that can be conveniently carried if needed. Plus, I love to take pics.
  • Write more. This is different than posting more, as I love to write but haven’t really written anything to share in a long time. Even if it’s personal, I need to start writing more for my own sake.
  • Save more/invest more. This will become a post of its own but the short version is self-explanatory: save more and invest more for my kids and their futures. For now, see my post on the 52 Week Savings Challenge.

That’s a start for now. It wasn’t too long ago that I was also earning an extra $1,000 with affiliate links and all that and I’d love to get back to that. But until then, I have to build up the blog and an audience.

It’s officially 2020.

A new year and a new decade wrapped in one. The holidays are officially over until next November but if it’s anything like this year, it’ll fly by.

Food for thought: this is my 5th decade of existence.

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