Welcome 2011 – A Time For Change

With 2010 now just a memory, one always wonders what a new year will  bring.

2010 was my second full year of blogging.  I had many highs and lows throughout the year on both a professional and personal note that impacted my blogging effort and unfortunately, ended 2010 on a low, neglecting my social networking efforts and many of the websites I operate.  As well, it saw the close of my “brick and mortar” business that was operating for over 15-years, another significan low in my life.

On a personal note, I made significant changes in my life, losing 60 pounds from June 2 to November 21.  I started running again, averaging 20 to 25 kilometers a week – the main reason for me dropping 60 pounds in 6 months.  I also reached my goal of running 20 KM and actually exceed that goal by running 22.6 KM.  I participated in several “races” and while I didn’t win, it was a personal victory just to finish the races.

As I reflect on my accomplishments I’ve made in 2010, I have decided that 2011 will be a new year for me.  I plan to renew building my online presence, tackling some SEO efforts I’ve been neglecting, blogging regularly, launching a few new websites I’ve postponed for some time and revamping several that I have.  I want to maintain my level of exercise and keep leading a relatively healthy lifestyle.

My goal for 2011 on a professional side is to build my online businesses and to double my online income.  I realize this is a significant goal and will take a considerable effort but without setting a goal, I have nothing to work towards.  I also plan on learning more about t his wonderful world of “making money online”, SEO and some of the advanced SEO techniques I’ve read about.

On a personal side, I want to keep running, read several books (something I have missed doing), take several vacations doing things I have always dreamed of doing and to write a novel.  I also want to continue helping out in the community volunteering and being more involved with several community groups.

Yes, 2011 is a time for change in my life and while I have set goals others may think are simple pipe dreams, I like challenging myself to be the best person I can.

Happy New Year to my readers!  May 2011 be prosperous for you and your family.

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About Barry Wheeler

Barry Wheeler is a blogger, novice SEO, geek and passionate Newfoundlander. Operating several successful websites and online communities, Barry has started exploring the social internet and its impact on all facets of society including personal life and business relationships. Find Barry on Twitter @barrywheeler and FaceBook or on his website Barry Wheeler - Blogging for Success.
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