goodbye 2010

by Stacy

Last year I wrote a post to say farewell to 2009, and I would like to continue that tradition this year.

I don’t “do” resolutions. Resolutions seem to imply large, sweeping changes that are likely unsustainable. Since I don’t like setting myself up for failure, I like to set some reachable goals for myself instead.

As for last year’s goals, I feel I did well. I think I’ve improved my food photography, I’ve definitely posted more comments on blogs I enjoy, and have my blogroll, categories, and tags in much better order than last year.

Personally, I was two for two! Not only did I get involved in San Diego activities (including work) and make some friends, but I also saw more of California on our road trip. Hooray! I also started my health coaching program at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition which has been an amazing journey for me.

2010 was the year of the tiger Bye bye tiger!

5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010

  1. spicy jalapeno black bean burgers
  2. lovely lemon bundt cake
  3. peter reinhart’s whole wheat sandwich bread
  4. salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies
  5. baja fish tacos

My blogging goals for 2011

  • Not that I won’t continue to improve my photography, but I hope to focus on better writing in the new year. I’ve especially slipped trying to keep up with NaBloPoMo and the end of the year holidays.
  • Write guest posts for other blogs. Now that some other writing outlets are gone, I would like to expand my reach a bit to the readers of other blogs.
  • Launch my health coaching site — this is already in the works! Readers of my newsletter get to see it first. Join my mailing list now!
  • Get back in the New Food Friday habit for the new year, possibly with slightly altered rules to make it easier for me to keep up.
  • Redesign the site a bit. It’s been a while and I think it could use more than a coat of paint after this long to keep it fresh.

Personal goals I need to think through a bit more. I’ll try to share later this week.

Now we’re off to spend the evening with good friends to ring in 2011.

How was your 2010? Do you set goals? What are you looking forward to in the new year? Leave a comment to spread the anticipation!

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Kathie January 1, 2011 at 5:58 am

Happy New Year Stacy!


Paige @ The Gravy Boat January 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

Happy New Year!

I love to set goals for the new year, and I’m really excited to take on some big projects in 2011. Good luck on your goals!


emily January 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

i agree with you about resolutions vs goals. and set some for myself each year. i try to make them fun so that i look forward to accomplishing them. :)


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