My Predictions for 2014

cute 2014 baby
Prediction for 2014: More stock photos of cute babies on RexBlog. (©Thinkstock)

During the past year, I’ve written more than I can ever recall. However, only a small percentage of it appeared here.

That’s both a good thing, and bad.

It’s a good thing because all of that writing is for projects that are important to Hammock, the company, and to our clients. And, most importantly, to our clients’ customers, members and other audiences.

It’s a bad thing because there are certain things I’ve typically done on this blog that I skipped in 2013. Little of it will likely be missed, or even noticed, by the 12 readers of this blog.

However, for me (and my 12-year lack of a business plan for this blog), it’s been a place to write items I want to remember years later. And the older I get, the more I realize that I can remember things that happened long ago that I’ve written on this blog far longer and with better accuracy than those things I’ve merely bookmarked or tweeted.

(One thing I wish I’d done, however, is make use of tagging.)

I say all of that to note that making annual predictions is one of those things that I used to do here (often, as a joke) that I’ve not done this year. However, I’ve probably written, or co-written, more predictions in the past few weeks than ever before.

For, I’ve written this item:

And for the Hammock Idea-Email, I collaborated with others on our final two issues of the year:

I have a few predictions related to this blog.

  • I’m going to blog more. (Now that we’re going through about the 15th cycle of people declaring blogging dead, I figure it’s a great time to do more of it.*)
  • The design will change.
  • I’m going to complete writing and posting my remaining two posts about my recent 415+ mile bike ride.
  • This blog will have more photos, videos and sketches that I create. Oh, and GIFs, also.
  • This blog will have more stock photos of cute animals and babies.

Happy New Year.

*Reference to Jason Kottke’s essay in which (my translation) he describes how blogs are at the DNA level of web-delivered media, even if those who stand on blogging’s shoulders to create something “new” fail to recognize it.