The end of the year usually breeds one of two types of posts (or, in some cases, both!):

  1. A look back over the year summarizing everything that you accomplished (or discussing what you didn’t get accomplished),
  2. Your plans for what you hope to get done in the New Year

And I’m no exception.

Granted, I’m not one that’s big on resolutions – I tend to think that the best time to start something new is whenever you decide to start something new, but I know that bringing in a new year brings with it that feeling of starting over or a clean slate and with that comes ideas for what you hope to get done.

Outside of WordPress

Usually, a post like this would warrant my talking something about what I want to do with WordPress and though there’s plenty that I’d like to do with WordPress (as far as building things is concerned), there’s stuff outside of WordPress, as well.

So I’m curious:

What are two things that you’re hoping to learn or to achieve outside of working with WordPress in 2015 but are still related to computing in some way (in the most general sense, too)?

Personally, I’m looking to learn Swift and I’m looking to get back into casual blogging.

Swift

A couple of years ago, I started learning and working with Objective-C but got completely immersed with other things (both online and offline) all of which put iOS development on hold. With things ordered a bit differently now, I should have more time to commit to learning a new language (which is something that I think programmers should seek to do every couple of years, anyway, but I digress).

Secondly, there’s “casual blogging.” I don’t know if that’s actually a thing, but I’ve always enjoyed Tumblr (case in point, right?) and tumblr-style blogs that other people use to share things that they like. That is, I like following the things that others – especially those whom I know personally – share that they find interesting. And, honestly, I think it’s kinda fun just to share and catalog random findings or things from our day-to-day and talking with others who happen to be those, you know, drive-by commenters.

Anyway, there’s mine.

I hope that you and yours have a fantastic New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I’m eager to hear what you’re looking to do over the next 365 days.

Let me know in the comments.

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