Looking back to this year (2013)

Last year, for the first time, I wrote a new year’s resolution; just a small list of things which I would like to complete in 2013, from a professional point of view.

Since I went over it a few times during the past year to check how I was progressing, I thought it would be nice to go through the list in a blog post as well before writing my new year’s resolution for 2014.

  1. “Write my PhD Thesis” — Almost there!
  2. “Publish 24 posts in burnmind” — Including this one, I’m at 17. I didn’t reach my goal, but considering the number of drafts in my WordPress admin, I’m positive that I’ll do it next year.
  3. “Publish at least one guest post in another English-speaking blog” — I totally failed with this one and I’m not happy about it, simply because I didn’t even try to complete the goal.
  4. “Create a jQuery plugin” — Done! Blindify was my first ever jQuery plugin.
  5. “Release a small open-source project” — Done as well! I created a password-less login system for PHP, released it via GitHub, and already used it in a few projects.
  6. “Complete one of the web apps that I’m working on” — I did complete one in a very short period of time a few months ago. It is ready to launch, and right now I’m in the process of running a private beta to test a few things before the public launch (hopefully within a couple of months).

I have to say that it was a quite interesting year. I’ll be back in a few days, with my new list. :)

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