Once in a while, people need to reflect on themselves. Evaluate what they’ve been doing so far with their life. Check where they made a wrong turn. People usually do that after the start of the new year. But not everyone follows the same calendar – and some people even follow multiple calenders (school year, regular year, fiscal year… you name it!)
I decided that JAB was a nice ‘marker’ for the Joomla! year. Yes, I know. I wasn’t there. But that doesn’t mean that JAB isn’t a big mark on the Joomla! Calendar. The start of Joomluary, perhaps?
What I was trying to say is that I’ve decided to write down some resolutions to start Joomluary. I’ve looked back at the past Joomla! year and looked at what I did right, and what I did wrong. I originally planned to write a long list of things I did wrong and right (but using too many words to say nothing was on the con side, so I decided against it). So, instead, I present to you: my JAB 2011 resolutions.
- I’ll try to be less of a Twitter Terror. In the past few months, I’ve been tweeting a lot and most of the time I was either critisizing something or complaining about something. Don’t get me wrong, though. I’m not going to stop “critisizing”. Or “complaining”. But I now know I’ve got to find a nice “balance”. A twitter stream of rants can be very annoying to follow. So, I’ll work on that!
- Strangely enough, my second resolution is strongly related to the first one! I’ve been tweeting about contributing a lot. About how Joomla! made it hard, if not difficult, while that was not always justified. Sorry ‘bout that. If you felt I wronged you (or your group)… my bad!
Instead of just tweeting about contributing, I’m going to put my energy to good use by actually contributing! I started doing that last week. The Help Screens still need to be done, and after studying the format a bit, I’m now all over it! My goal is to edit one help screen a day. Join the fun!
Another part where I hope to contribute, is the award winning Joomla Community Magazine. The monthly magazine by, and for the community. You might not know this, but I’m almost a veteran of sorts when it comes to writing articles! I’ve written for IT sites for more than 6 years, and then started blogging.
Do you think my ‘style’ would suit the JCM? I’m not sure, but I certainly hope they’re willing to give me a chance. My bad boy reputation is seriously exaggerated!
But what about you, guys?
Well, now you all know what my JAB11 resolutions are. But I can’t be the only one with these resolutions! I stole the idea from someone else, who had them for JAB10!
Feel free to share your resolutions in the comments. Or blog about them (make sure to send me a link) to get a trend started. Are you going to donate 50% of your income to Joomla!? Do you promise to never use WordPress or Drupal again? Will you replace all shirts with Joomla! shirts? Let us know!