2009 was an interesting year, to say the least.
I don’t know about you, but 2009 had it’s share of ups and downs. A whole lot of downs and a few ups.
I had the worst vacation in my life this year.
I am not even going to elaborate on it. I think it will be best to just forget about it.
I also had one of the best vacations with my wife.
We spent a few days in upper Wisconsin. We hunted down two mythical monsters of Wisconsin, the Hodag in Rhinelander, WI and the Green Three-legged monster in Monico, Wisconsin. My wife was truly terrified as you can see from the photo. We had a great time (my wife found a store she likes in Eagle River, WI) and returned home to see my new niece moments after she was born. Kinda made up for the the other vacation.
Internet marketing wise, it was an unusual year.
I admit I did not do much. In fact, last year’s New Year post was still on the front page of this blog until late December this year. I have been doing some “part time” work in IT for a while now and have not made the time to work on my websites and blogs like I should have.
Still, my websites did great this year.
I am not making a lot of money. I am not anywhere as successful and John Chow. Still, after a year of neglect, my websites did better this year than any other year in the past! I even had some serious host problems that should have really affected things.
I have some big plans for 2010.
First, I will be making more regular updates on my blogs (I know this post is a week late after New Year’s but at least I made a post). I think this year will be even better. It definitely is worth the effort I have put in and should really take off.
The addition of a Blackberry is going to help this year.
Look for lots of new short posts. The phone looks like it is going to be a big help in making regular posts, but it is not good for the typical long post I usually make. It’s going to really help with one of my other sites.
I am really excited about this coming year.
I am looking to see some great advances in page views and income. It is going to take some work, but I am ready to make the effort this year. This is going to be a great year!
What are your plans for 2010?
How was your 2009? Did your sites improve? Did you give up? Are you planning to make this year your best year so far? How are you planning to improve your sites? How are you planning to improve your life?
May God bless you this coming year.
I know some of my blogging friends have had very bad years and even now are looking at some terrible times both online and off. Don’t give up, but work smarter. We all have a great opportunity. I am thankful for my readers and friends that have developed over the years and hope we can all make a life that we can enjoy.
As I have quoted my wife’s Chinese saying before: