It’s been two weeks since New Years Eve and I’m still trying to figure out how to write the very first blog post of 2017. On one hand it should be grand, something spectacular to set you, the reader, up for what’s to come later this year. On the other, with no grand subjects in mind, I’d like to write something, anything, to keep this blog going.
So here’s to ABP. Always Be Posting!
ABP is something I heard on Casey Neistat’s vlog some time ago. It means that to maintain your viewership, interest in your blog, and most importantly, consistency of your posts, you must always be posting.
I haven’t been that good at ABP. Zero posts for the month of December kind of proves my point. I’m gonna change that. Using self motivation and Trello, I’m gonna aim for a post a week. That’s not that much. 52 posts if I keep it up. 51 actually, since I’m already a week behind. Or more, if I post more frequently. This brings me to my next point.
Focus and consistency. My wife, and worse, even my boss, pointed out to one general flaw of mine: losing focus and maintaining consistency. My wife often smirks at some ideas that I shoot up as she knows that most likely it won’t come to fruition. “Honey, I know you mean well, but face it, it would require the kind of self discipline you’re not used to”. GRRRR! That was in regards to weight loss. My boss had a similar comment about some of my ideas and projects at work: “you lift off like a rocket, but somehow never manage to enter orbit”.
So in 2017 my resolution isn’t to pass planned certification exams, advance in my career, or lose weight. My resolution is to keep focus and maintain consistency. If I can get those two in order, I believe this will be a great year indeed!
The photo below is from a New Years Eve party Ania and I went to to celebrate the arrival of 2017. We welcomed the new year with my cousin Krzysiek and his wife Kasia.