I have a monthly reminder, which is currently making me feel guilty. It’s there to tell me to review my goals, and I find myself lacking a bit.
My goals for 2010 on this site were:
Continue managing the forums, but at a reduced, 300 post a month level.
Blog 5 times a week, M-F, on at least 2 SQL Server technical topics a week.
Learn Reporting Services – at something better than an average level. Maybe not an expert, but work towards being able to use it and answer > 50% of the questions I see.
Attend one SQL Saturday – At least, though I think I’m slated to hit 2 in 2010 at least.
Write a book – I’ve had three topics in mind for awhile, but I haven’t moved forward well on this. I need to finish one in 2010.
Build 2 new presentations. I’ve given one of two presentations pretty regularly over the last few years, but I need to expand, and find some other things to talk about. Not that these aren’t still relevant and good presentations, but I need to try some new ones.
Take all my vacation in 2010 – I’ve been bad about this in the past, carrying some over, selling some back. With some good guest writers, there’s no reason for me not to get away from work more.
Travel to one new city for work – Likely this will be Vegas, but I ought to spread my time around the community.
My current review:
Continue managing the forums – On Target
Blog 5 times a week – For the most part on target, though I think I’m once a week on T-SQL/SQL Server
Learn Reporting Services – I wanted to do 100 hours on this, but I am woefully behind. Security issues on the laptop that keep cropping up are annoying.
Attend one SQL Saturday – Completed. I’ve been to Charlotte and Pensacola. Baton Rouge, Denver, and Kansas City are scheduled, possibly another one.
Write a book – I have done some work here, but not enough. Not on target to finish in 2010.
Build 2 new presentations – Completed. I built two beginner presentations, one technical, one non. I am working on an auditing one.
Take all my vacation in 2010 – Working on this. I’m in Vegas on vacation as this goes out.
Travel to one new city for work – Completed. I did get to Charlotte, so that counts. Kansas City and Vegas are on the agenda as well.
Not bad, not great. The SSRS one and the book are bothering me, but I feel that I might have overextended myself on this. I am adding in one additional goal that I had promised to do this year.
Volunteering for PASS – Completed. I worked on the spotlight and pre/post con committees.
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