Ambitions for 2006

Happy New Year!

As I write this I’m in the middle of the End of Year stuff and have a little down time, so I thought I would post my ambitions for the New Year for the world to see. I’m calling them ambitions instead of resolutions, because I generally think of resolutions as something you plan on changing, or something you say when you really don’t want to do something but feel you have to. Ambitions on the other hand are things that you want to do. More like goals.

2006 Ambitions:

  • Quit Smoking – I know… usually a resolution, but by definition above it becomes an Ambition. With the edelet on the way, it’s gotta be done.
  • More posts here and at SuperGeekBlog – I’ve done pretty good for 1 post a day here, but my averages at both are well below that. I would ideally like to get to at least 2 a day, but the free time just isn’t there.
  • More links to Thatedeguy and SuperGeekBlog – Right now, both sites are hovering(read: stagnating) at about 12-14 links from individual sites. I would love to see that climb to at least the 50-60 range. If anyone would like to throw up a link to Thatedeguy or SuperGeekBlog I would appreciate it. And I’ll do my best to return the favor.
  • Increase traffic to Thatedeguy and SuperGeekBlog – Right now, Thatedeguy sits somewhere between 25-35 unique hits a day and SGB is at somewhere around 35-50. Obviously, I would love to see both in the 10k unique a day area, but would definetely settle for the 300-500 area by the end of the year.
  • Increase personal revenue – At the moment I have a real job along with a burgeoning family and Thatedeguy and SGB and doing a little bit of hobbyist stuff on Ebay. I’d really like to take fullest advantage of my revenue capabilities so that I can enjoy what little free time I have. Hell, at this point I haven’t made enough off of Adsense on Thatedeguy to even believe I’ll see a check from them until 2007.
  • Venture – I have a few ventures that I’m currently working on, some announced and some not. Distro of the Month being the announced one and another that is still in funding. If anybody out there has a few extra bucks out there and want to make a few off of it, drop me a line. I can give you the gist of it and maybe we can work something out. I can be contacted at admin {AT} thatedeguy {DOT} com.

Well, it’s a short list, but a broad list. I didn’t feel that I should waste too much time on getting to specific as most people will be bright enough to fill in the blanks. Or so I assume anyways.

Added Note:Darren at seems to have read my mind as I just noticed that he posted a open post about what other bloggers have set as goals and resolutions for the new year. Fits right in with the theme of this post.

Happy New Year again.

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Shane Ede is an IT guy by day and a Entrepreneurial Blogger by night. You can follow him here on Thatedeguy or over on Twitter and Google+.


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