From last year, I have only achieved about two of the five resolutions from last year. Since my blog turns three years old in February, perhaps I should become more ambitious and try to aim even higher this year. To do that I laid out a few goals I should achieve by the end of this year (Image Source).
Study for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N5 – It’s a known fact that I have started to learn Japanese because I wanted to play Idolmaster 2. However, that is not the only reason. Before I started learning it, I was at a big disadvantage since I only know one language. Although I might not use Japanese outside of Internet communication, music and playing video games, it’s still important to broaden my horizon with the higher possibility of getting a job. Since I’m not planning to go on any long vacations this year, I will spend that time getting an internship and keeping my Japanese self-study up to date. To prove my worth, I’m aiming to past the first JLPT level, which is the most basic and I should pass it without any problem. Still, I need a lot of time to practice so I can become confident enough to take it.
Write more Non-Episodic content – Although episodic posts remains an important means of sharing my thoughts about the shows I watch, I want to add more unique content to make the blog more interesting. Aside from editorials, I have a video “Let’s Play” of Idolmaster 2 planned for the future, but that is just a thought to make my blog more unique.
New Color Scheme – Just this past September, I gave my blog a theme upgrade so it have a cleaner look and up to date backend. The only problem now is that the color scheme hasn’t changed since the Anime Blogosphere Tourney in 2010, which can cause a slight problem. As my blog turns three-years old, I want my blog to stand out more appearance wise. Therefore, I want to play around with the CSS a bit more to make it look more up to date.
Finish my Backlog – It’s a sad fact that the backlog remains largely untouched and grows every year. This is because I tend to get sidetracked by other Anime, video games and my self-study of Japanese that I forget. Still, finishing some of the backlog remains one of my important goals for years to come.
Get more reliable hosting – There is some good news in the horizon… My hosting contract expires in November of this year, allowing me to obtain a new host. As you can tell by my short rant about the ridiculous downtime in November, you can see my huge dissatisfaction with my current host. Once I get the chance to move, I will probably move over to Hostgator and keep the domain separate from the host.
This pretty much wraps up few of the goals set for this year and hopefully it goes well. Feel free to share your goals for 2012 if you want. ¶