The year in blogging activity ended in a very typical downwards spiral pattern (similar to my other attempts at keeping a diary…). Although I didn’t manage to hit the blogs every month, still managed 14 posts which mathematically speaking is more than a blog a month. A big thank you to all the readers who have had a read of some of my ramblings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!
See you all next year!
JC signing off for year 2014.
Feel free to check out the stats for the blog below:
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 450 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
And in the blink of an eye, I haven’t written a post since April. It was a huge effort to get into a routine with blogging but it only took a holiday trip to break it. Since then, the excuses not to be blog have been plenty.
Having found out a 2nd bundle of joy was on the way, a lot of focus was turned into making full use of the calm before the (happy, joyful) storm. Enjoying family time out, building a Gundam model, playing games, watching t.v., reading, coding, the list goes on and on.
So why begin again?
Revisiting the first post, where I explained why I decided to start blogging, a lot of the good reasons for blogging has been true. One particular thing that I do want to share and hopefully get feedback on is around the agile methodology. Since getting certified as a scrummaster, I haven’t been able to fully utilise this methodology into the projects I’ve been on. I’ve just recently begun a mini project with a friend and we’ve adopted a virtual agile world. Will it work? Only time will tell but the signs are certainly looking good. In the next few weeks, I’m hoping to note down this experience, would love to hear and get feedback from you.
Been seeing a lot of photos on Facebook lately with the hash tag #100HappyDays. For those who don’t know and have noticed a lot of #100HappyDays Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it is as a result of a social media campaign challenging people to be happy 100 day in a row. In a nutshell, if you choose to accept this challenge, everyday, when something makes you happy, you’re supposed to take a picture and submit it.
In this hectic fast paced world we live in these days, it’s really easy to get lost in it all, so I really found myself appreciating this concept and decided to take up this challenge on my own. Each day, if something made me happy, I would note it down or tell my wife. After a few days however, I realised that there really is no need to continue this challenge at all as in my own family, there is always something that will make me happy, smile and laugh no matter how bad the day has been.
At the end of it all, I realised there’s usually always something that makes us happy during a 24 hour day (it’s actually longer than it feels). This campaign has reminded me to stop, look for it and appreciate it. If your daily life seems to be non-stop with no time at all, do take up this challenge, because if anything, it might just remind you to slow down and appreciate certain things in your life.
100 Happy Days – http://100happydays.com/