I’m not going to turn this into a cheesy ‘new year’s resolution’ post, but here are two easy things that I plan to do in 2009 to be productive and helpful. Being a teacher, you learn the importance of setting goals, but they’re pretty worthless unless they’re measurable. Thank goodness both of these have easy ways to keep track of them:
1. Comment on others’ blogs more – at least an average of 3 comments per day. I’m sure many of us would like to do this. It’s nice to read a quick entry, get something great out of it, , something that maybe even sparks a new idea for you….but then it’s so easy to move forward without taking the 2 minutes to leave the author a comment.
- Luckily, I discovered BACKTYPE!! This is an awesome tool that finds and organizes your comments. Really, the best part for me is just having the links back to the conversations I want to be apart of. But – it also organizes your commenting activity in one place.
2. Donate blood regularly. I believe you can do this every 2 months, but I’m shooting for 3 times this year. www.givelife.org or, in Houston – www.giveblood.org. Both let you create an account to track your donations.
I wish you and your loved ones a great start to 2009!!