Last year, I wrote down a few New Year’s resolutions for 2008 here. I went back to review how I did.
Equal my income from before I quit my 9 to 5 job.
I was on track for this most of the year. Things slowed down a little in the summer, but I still seemed to be on target to achieve my goal. Then, business completed died in August and September. In the end, I missed my goal, but I only fell a couple of thousand dollars short. It was also my best year as a freelancer, so it is hard to complain too much.
Get 1000 stock art images uploaded.
I didn’t think I was going to make this goal when I wrote it down. And I was right, but it wasn’t for the reason I thought. The reason I didn’t make this goal was that I stopped uploading stock images for several months. I wanted to work on other things in my free time (like this blog). I started uploading again in the fall when I didn’t have any work and got a ton of illustrations done. At the end of the year, I had about 830 illustrations online. I came somewhat close considering I’d abandoned this goal for several months.
Have 100 posts on this blog.
At the beginning of the year, I wasn’t sure if I had a 100 ideas for blog posts. Well, I guess I did because I ended up with 132 blog posts, about 200 comments and lots and lots of spam. I’d like to thank everyone for reading and posting your thoughts (Except for the spammers! Seriously, I don’t want or need your magical pills!).
One out of three resolutions accomplished. I guess I didn’t even meet the Meatloaf standard of “two out of three ain’t bad”. Oh well, it is a new year, so I guess I need new goals. Here are my resolutions for 2009:
Finish off the 1000 stock images goal from last year.
Equal or exceed my income from before I quit my 9 to 5 job.
Increase my passive income by 50%. (I’d love to double it, but I’m just not sure I know how.)
Well, that’s it. Hopefully, I can accomplish more than one goal this year. Feel free to post your resolutions below.
This post was written on IllustrationInfo.com. Content copyright 2009 Cory Thoman.