HELLO! THE NEW YEAR IS HERE!
“I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second”, said Helen Fielding
And I agree with her completely!!
And that is why I am making some New Year Blogging Resolutions today, on 2nd January 2010!
Eric Zorn said, “Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.”
So, with complete honesty and self-assessment, and I hope I don’t break them, I resolve to do the following in this new year, on my blog…
- Post more regularly : When I entered this blogging world, I was so very disciplined. For 2 months consecutively I posted one blog-post a day!! And then the blogging frequency took a steep nose dive!! In this year, I will post more regularly!! I will.
- Add more variety on my Blog’s Menu. Yeah, that’s needed!
- Develop some new themes/ideas which would feature at regular intervals on the blog. That’s surely interesting!!
- Respond to ALL comments!! Positively!
- Savor the blogs I love more… in other words, spend less time on my farm! *Sigh*
- Try to give my Blog a new look…This is the scariest one. Changing the blog template is one harrowing experience! Hope I am able to do it smoothly this time!
Well, that’s my To-Do list for my blog! And I need your good wishes and support in achieving these objectives!
And here’s wishing that every day of the new year glow with good cheer and happiness, smiles and joy, warmth and good health, growth and abundance for you and your family!!
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January 2, 2010 8:36 pm|
hey you choose my resolutions… good going…:D
i also plan to do something like that 😀
January 2, 2010 8:36 pm|
Happy new year…:D
January 3, 2010 3:21 am|
@ Sid : You thinking on these lines too!! Cool!! Let’s live up to our resolves for our blogs tis year!
All the very best! 🙂
And Thanks! And wish you the same!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 4:51 am|
All the best for your new year blogging resolutions!
And ya :p Farmville seems to have a predominant effect on your blogging pattern 😀
January 3, 2010 5:08 am|
Nice resolutions shilpa……I am sure ur farm will have a few less fruit and vegetables, but well u must make do with a few more blog posts…btw even I just gave my blog a new look altogether( scary proposition no doubt)….do drop in and tell me if u like it!!!
January 3, 2010 7:13 am|
thanks for the wishes.. wish you a very happy new year once again & i hope all your dreams come true and resolutions are fulfilled!! 🙂 resolutions for blogging is a first i’m seeing, so i’m proud of you. I shall bless your farm and hope it flourishes all year round 😉
January 3, 2010 9:32 am|
Hope u do well with ur resolutions…Happy new year!!:)
January 3, 2010 9:41 am|
@ Lakshmi Rajan : Thanks a lot LR! I need all the good wishes to keep my resolutions! 🙂
Oh yes, so many months and so many achievements on my virtual farm, still I am addicted to it!! But it has to tone down a bit!! 😀
@ Shahid : Thanks Shahid! More blog posts, will be the order of the year!!:D
Yeah, your blog now has a very neat, clean and sober look, but even the earlier one was soothing!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 9:45 am|
@ lostworld : Thank you so much Rohitha, for all your nice and wonderful wishes!! Thanks a lot! And wish you the very best too! 🙂
January 3, 2010 9:49 am|
@ Jaunty anima : Thanks a lot, girlie!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 12:54 pm|
I sincerely hope you are able to follow all the resolutions you have made.
Happy new year
January 3, 2010 1:04 pm|
WISH U A VERY HAPPY Twenty Ten …and I know you will keep all the resolutions for sure …and good that blog will have more posts for us 🙂 …
January 3, 2010 1:27 pm|
@ BK Chowla : Thank you Mr. Chowla!! I will do my level best!! 🙂
@ Dhiman : Hi Dhiman! Welcome back!!
Good to see you after a hiatus!
Thanks, for your wishes and confidence!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 2:25 pm|
first time on your blog
going through the rest of it
happy new year and have a smooth cruising this year!:)
January 3, 2010 2:29 pm|
@ Sorcerer : Hi!! Welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!” Hope you have a good fun time here! 🙂
Thank you and a very happy new year to you! 🙂
January 3, 2010 3:39 pm|
naaice resolutions 🙂
a very happy new year to you too 🙂
January 3, 2010 3:45 pm|
I LIKE!The blogging does take a backseat jab kheto mein itna kam hota hain.sighs 😛 G’luck with keeping them all,no doubt you will!Looking forward to the new look!
Happy new year.from my clan to yours!:)
January 3, 2010 3:51 pm|
@ Subhayan : Thanks Subhayan!! 🙂
@ theschmuck : So nice to have an understanding friend…You know, from tomorrow it’s the Free Fuel Week on FarmVille and I am planning to utilize it by harvesting Strawberries, Black Berries etc…the 4 hour crop…so imagine, how busy I will be on my farm!! **Sigh**
Thanks for your good wishes, I need them!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 5:00 pm|
ha ha 🙂 thats a nice list.. i have to create one.. but i guess it will take time !!
Happy new year 🙂
January 3, 2010 5:01 pm|
We all blog a lot when we are new 🙂 but I think a post a day is tedious for readers. 2-3 posts a week is ok and gives them a good shelf life.
January 3, 2010 5:02 pm|
Nice New Year resolutions. I particularly like “respond to all comments positively”. The mere fact you are responding makes me feel good because some bloggers never respond to the comments. Are they too busy or are they showing that much “respect” to their readers?
January 3, 2010 5:16 pm|
@ Inty swetha : Thanks Swetha! Take your time…would love to see your new year resolutions!! 🙂
@ Reema : Yeah Reema, you are absolutely right!!
1 post a day is taxing for even the blogger, after a time!! And even the quality of the posts suffer! So, a post every 2nd or 3rd day is fair enough! And I plan to do that!! 🙂
January 3, 2010 5:29 pm|
@ SG : Thanks SG! I believe, blogging is like a conversation, where you are talking to your readers and the readers contribute to the conversation by way of comments, so it’s rather rude if the blogger didn’t respond to the comments!
In fact, I wish Blogger had that interactive comments format as WordPress! It makes commenting much easier!
January 3, 2010 5:54 pm|
happy new year…first time on your blog …will follow your blog daily…u can also check my blog rohinirojindar.blogspot.com
January 3, 2010 6:10 pm|
@ rohini : Hi Rohini! Thanks and welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”
That’s sweet!! See you around! 🙂
January 4, 2010 12:32 am|
Happy New Year Shilpa. Less Farmville ? Facebook ka ab kyaa hoga 🙂
January 4, 2010 8:27 am|
Happy New year to you too Shilpa.
Thanks for dropping by…
so what are you doing to track your resolutions ?
January 4, 2010 11:02 am|
Happy new year shilpa mam….how was ur new year party?
January 4, 2010 2:07 pm|
@ Madhu : Thanks a lot Madhu!!
Lol! Good question!! 🙂
@ Gyanban : Thank you!
How to track my resolutions??….Your latest post gave me an idea!!
Make a score sheet with all the parameters, targets and deadlines! That should help!
January 4, 2010 2:09 pm|
@ Rohit Dassani : Thank you Rohit! Oh, it was a fun party!! Fortunately, I found another Statue!! 😀
January 4, 2010 10:54 pm|
Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!
January 5, 2010 12:24 am|
Please follow all the resolutions you made…it will be a treat for readers like me. The more the merrier!! 🙂
Wish you a fun-filling and prosperous new year!!
January 5, 2010 2:39 am|
OMG you posted a post everyday for 2 months. I struggle to post once a week. How come so many ideas in your head.
Hey i followed my resolution from day one i quitted farmville 😀
January 5, 2010 5:16 am|
My first visit to your blog.. First wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year 🙂
That’s some wonderful resolutions.. I wish I was so strong as to stick to resolutions :(.. so I ended up not making any :).. But one resolution that I would really like to consider making is changing the tempate, hope I get around to doing it 🙂
Best of luck for the New year 🙂
January 5, 2010 10:06 am|
Good luck with all your resolutions.
Hope you have a wonderful wish-fulfilling new year 🙂
January 6, 2010 1:33 pm|
Hey you picked up a quote out my favorite Bridget Jones’ diary. Brought a smile to my face.
Hope 2010 brings you all you wish for.
January 6, 2010 1:42 pm|
Wonderfully worded! Wishing you a great 2010!
January 7, 2010 11:11 am|
@ Amrit : Hi Amrit! Yeah, I will!! Thanks!
And wish you a very great year too! 🙂
@ vEnKy: Yeah, I did that in June and July!! It happened! :p
That’s nice that your resolutions are working!! But you quit FarmVille??
Aren’t you going to do 2 day or may be 3 day or even 4 day crop farming?? 🙁
January 7, 2010 11:16 am|
Nikki : Hi Nikki! And welcome on this blog!! 🙂
Thanks for your lovely wishes!!
Ah…changing the template is a nightmare!! Have done it twice. Hope, I remember the tricks and it is a smooth changeover this time!!
All the best to you for that too!!
@ Chatterbox : Thanks a lot CB for the wonderful wishes!!
January 7, 2010 11:17 am|
@ avdi : Happy to have brought a smile!! :))
Thanks a ton!! And wishing you the very best too! 🙂
@ thebutterflydiaries : Hello! And thanks a bunch! 🙂