of anniversaries and resolutions

7 08 2010

Almost a month ago, without any fanfare (or baking for that matter), yamaonna had its first anniversary.  And on this occasion I would like to take a time out to look at my first post Happy New Blog, and in particular, the resolutions I made.

  • Firstly, ‘Write once a week’.  I’d say I have been successful at this.  Although I might not have written every week, I have written the equivalent of once a week.
  • Secondly, ‘Write interesting entries’ (in order to improve my writing).  I can’t say that my writing has improved, but I think I have learnt to focus on methods that make my writing more readable.  Like breaking things down into bulleted lists.
  • Next, ‘Include multimedia, photos, videos, etc’.  Check.
  • ‘Write entries for hikes, walks, flower information, etc…’. Check again 😀 9 hikes already written up, more to come.  A few flower and gardens pages also complete, but there is, as always, more planned.
  • And lastly, ‘I suppose I should write it in Japanese’.  Weeeeeelllll..  This one hasn’t happened.

Overall, 4 out of 5 isn’t bad.  However, it makes me think, what should I try to achieve with my next year of yamaonna?  Apart from continuing on my ‘successes’ to date, I think that dropping the ‘write in Japanese’ resolution is probably for the best.  I’m just too shy to share my bad Japanese with people who know me.

But what does that leave me with to aim for?  Well, I still want to continue writing about hikes, flowers, and gardens.  And maybe, just maybe, I might try my hand at some social commentary (oh won’t that be fun kids?).  But above all else, from now on expect regular updates.

Yamaonna will be updated every Saturday between 5 and 10 pm AEST.  The first, third, and fifth (if there is a fifth) Saturdays will be posts about life in general.  The second Saturday will be posts about flowers and gardens.  And the fourth Saturday will be posts of hiking guides.

I hope you will enjoy!



2 responses

7 08 2010

I’ve been toying with the idea of translating particularly Belgian news and blogs into English – this is not quite the same as writing in Dutch, but it certainly means a lot more to the people that read (or would read, if I wrote anything) on my blog.

I’d love to know what is going on in the news in your world! Maybe just translate something you find interesting?

8 08 2010

thanks Chris, that’s a good suggestion, I’ll keep it in mind!

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