It’s coming up to the end of the year

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Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. It caught me by surprise. So much so, I’ve been tallying up all the things I hope to get done by December 31, 2018.

Here’s a few of the items I have on my to-do list for the end of the year:

  • Finish up some big projects at work dealing with Cloud Computing
  • Complete some personal writing projects that’ll show up on this blog, Medium, and on my LinkedIn profile
  • Launch a new version of willkelly.com running on Drupal
  • Prepare to move this blog to self-hosted WordPress when my WordPress.com account comes up for renewal
  • Take the week off between Christmas and New Years for a little staycation action including a day where I just read books the whole day long

What personal projects do you have to finish before the end of the year?

Indecision and the evolution of my personal websites

kaitlyn-baker-422999-unsplashYears ago, I thought it was a good idea to publish both a professional website and a personal blog. It was around the time I was able to purchase willkelly.com and willkelly.org. I was a contract technical writer and figured that the sites would help people find me in search results. Then reality set in…

For me at least, the first casualty of billable work is personal publishing. As time went on, I grew less dedicated to my personal blog because of a busy schedule and some life events. Eventually, I took my personal blog offline after the hosting provider didn’t notify me about some backend issues.

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