First, a Happy New Year to one and all! I hope you’ll eventually be able to look back on 2009 as a great year where you achieved all you set out to.
Here’s my short list of tech targets for 2009:
1. Move to Ubuntu. I currently use Windows XP and although the signs are that Windows 7 is going to be an excellent OS, I believe that Linux, particularly Ubuntu, is finally becoming a real alternative for us all. I’ve already installed Ubuntu 8.10 without problems and now have to find the best Linux alternatives to my essential Windows applications. If anyone is interested, I’ve listed these Windows apps on my About page. If you haven’t tried Linux but want to give it a go, I hope you’ll follow me through 2009 as I overcome all the hurdles in making Ubuntu my main OS. I hope we’ll all learn along the way.
2. Improve this website. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed starting out with WordPress and I want to become more proficient with it in 2009. I have a few ideas including trying new themes and plugins and I’ve recently installed a Contact page on this site. If anyone has any thoughts on how I could improve this site, please drop a comment below. I can take any criticism!
3. Build my @techandlife Twitter community. I’ve really enjoyed my 3 months with Twitter and it has undoubtedly helped drive traffic to my blog. I’m looking forward to building my community on Twitter. My next blog post will be about what I’ve learned so far with Twitter.
4. Build my business Twitter community. Spurred on by the success of @techandlife on Twitter, I want to use what I’ve learned so far to integrate Twitter with my small business. I believe Twitter is going to be really important in 2009 in driving traffic, so I must start to build my business presence with it.
Well that’s my main targets. What do you hope to achieve in 2009? Drop a comment below.