Polatross Calendar 2013 by Blythe Robertson
What have people been talking about this week? The vast expanse of a brand new year, of course.
The Onset of Annual Review Syndrome
Chris Guillebeau has written about his annual review process now for a number of years, but this was a more vulnerable post than usual, as he is coming towards the end of his goal to travel to every country in the world, and has been feeling “sad recently for reasons I don’t understand”. The final country he is visiting will be Norway in April and I’ll be joining him in celebrating his achievement at a party in Oslo.
Other annual reviews I enjoyed included ones by Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike, Jonathan Mead of Paid to Exist, and Lis of Last Year’s Girl.
Don’t Mention the R-word – Goals, Habits and Good Intentions
New Year’s Resolutions are soooo 2012. I shared some New Year “What Ifs” – read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Michael Nobbs has decided to delay the New Year and make January a month of reflection and planning.
Fabian Kruse, meanwhile has declared 2013 a year of writing.
James Clear writes about the power of small wins and identity-based habits.
Dan James writes eloquently on A Big Creative Yes about the benefits of a daily practice in his post Permission, Practice and Coming Out of Hiding.
Dave Ursillo urges you to create more bad art.
Vishnu, a spiritual guru who is after the jobs of both Chopra and Oprah, spoke to life coach Susan Fox about setting goals.
Kim Manley Ort is planning a year of contemplation by studying the poetry of Rilke.
Mary hopes to spread some postal joy in 2013.
Blogging, Digital Marketing and Social Media
Fellow copywriter Andrew Nattan raises some burning blogging issues for 2013.
Daily Beast/The Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan raised $333,000 in one day to support his move to running a completely independent blog.
Dave Charest shares a great library of small business marketing tips over at Constant Contact.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation shared their review of 2012 and digital rights activism across the globe.
Wired UK did a feature on Scott Harrison from Charity: Water who has used digital campaigning to great effect.
And finally, William Shatner uses personal communicator to transmit message to space.
Have you read anything good this week? You can post a link in the comments.
Have a great weekend!