Things I have committed myself to doing this year, making them my resolutions. Keeping in mind how many of last year's resolutions I didn't in the end do (in fact, did I do any of them? I know I did parts of some, but in any case, I'm not sure I want to see what I had planned), the following are only advisory notes to myself, things I might want to attempt, but am not necessarily planning to finish. They seem to be largely blogging related, with a bit of academia thrown in.
1) Blog365. Yes, I am signed up to post everyday in 2008, and seeing as it's only the 2nd of January, and I almost forgot to post, well, it's gonna be a long year. And as I'm not planning on organizing my eventual labor around my blog schedule, I'm almost positive I won't make it. However, it was good motivation to post everyday in November, and I'm curious to see how long the effect will last.
2) 39x365. Yes, write 39 words each for 365 people I've met in my life. This is because it looks like it could lead to some interesting exploration of my (not-so) sordid past, because Erin is doing it, and anything she does is cool, and because it will surely help with the whole blogging everyday thing. Strictly according to the rules, I should be posting about one person a day, but I plan to take breaks. So, of course I will not finish this in 2008, but would hope to get a good start.
3) Write an academic article each month (not applicable for the months of May through until August, where I'll have more important things to do, like checking my daughter's breathing). I have loads of ideas but no deadlines. So, now, deadlines. Just like that. Hey, that was pretty easy. I don't suppose the actual writing will be this easy, no? Didn't think so.
And I suppose I should quit while the list is short, if not exactly easily managable. Please let me know if there is anything I should add.