After that superbowl last night, I and all the other Seahawks fans have begun a long, painful journey back towards a point where we can learn to love and trust again. I believe I will work through this pain by doing a month-end review.
I recorded over 21 hours in project time last month, which is about 66% of the time I tracked last year. In that total I included about 9 hours of freelance work, which was unexpected, but welcome. I wonder if the blog is reminding people that I exist?
Speaking of the blog, I spent about 8 hours on it in the month of January, which is more than my novel, my firebase app, and my work on restoring Raingeek combined. This is why I’m writing this with a sharp eye on my system clock. I should not be spending half my project time on something with an audience of mostly spambots. Sure, I love crafting a good post, but if this is supposed to be my navel-gazing blog, I should save my typing for stuff that could actually get in front of people.
Now, on to the January goals!
Research Virtual Assistants to relaunch Raingeek
I spent about an hour on this, and I realized if I want to virtual assistants run this blog, I should have it running again myself, and have it making a little ad revenue. I once got $100 for a sponsored post. If I could do that again, I could buy about 20 “gigs” on fiverr.com. Then I’ll know if this venture can really sustain itself.
Write a blog post for every Monday
Ding! Some of them were a little late, but they all got out on Monday.
Write 10,000 words for my novel
I spent a little over an hour on this, and my results were understandably puny. I didn’t even make 1000 words.
Implement rules on the Seating Plan App
I got as far as displaying the student data when I clicked there names, so that’s something. Again, this project could really benefit from some hours.
Review twitch.tv setup
Another goal I couldn’t get to. We had to clean the apartment this month so we could list it, so at least my desk is clean enough that I can get on this goal for February. Until then, check out AngryPotatoLady!
Call local library about hosting classes
Got this one out of the way. The price of 1 hour at my local library is $12.50. Now, I just need a presentation….
I ended off the month with some losses, but some successes too. I’ll really have to address how I spend my time writing. I may start writing “morning pages” again to put my focus on production instead of procrastination again. With that in mind, here are February’s goals.
Write at least one post for RainGeek
Write 4 posts for james-strocel.com at 30 minutes each
Spend 4 hours on the Seating Plan App
Spend 4 hours on my Novel
Review twitch.tv setup
Outline a programming presentation.