However, things change, and I change with the times, too. Whenever I grow or change personalities, each of my previous blogs just seem to die off along with the personalities that created them. This reminds me of "Identity," a film starring John Cusack, but I won't spoil the thrill for you folks, so you won't get the slightest hint of a synopsis here. Anyway, I think that I need to stop the trail of dead blogs, and keep this current one alive, so resist as I may, I will write just one New Year's resolution:
I will blog about a happy, sad, notable, or learning experience at least once a week, preferably posted on either a Friday, Saturday, or a Sunday on or before midnight.
I think that this is a smart strategy to keep this blog alive, and by that, I mean it literally. Why? It is because SMART is also a mnemonic device that I've learned in my Motivations class, which was started by George Doran, Arthur Miller, and James Cunningham back in 1981. Basically, SMART goal-setting means that each goal must satisfy these 5 key words:
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Relevant
T - Time-bound
What could be more specific about writing once a week just before midnight? What could be more attainable than doing something once a week? Even doing nothing all the time is quite impossible, so I think that writing once a week is fairly attainable. Definitely, I will have a gauge to look at to make it measurable; I just need to look at my archives and ensure that there are at least four posts per month. How relevant is this goal? Well, let's just say that the life of this blog depends on it, so it is fairly relevant. Although I am not a fan of deadlines, I will also stick to my weekend, 12 midnight deadline, so that I can also learn discipline. In fact, I'll keep an alarm on my cellular phone to ensure that I get to write one blog post, and hopefully, it sticks.