Photo-A-Day #1729

Today was the first one of the new year. At our house we are all infected with an annoying cold. Allison and I stayed up to watch the ball drop and Eva stayed up till about 8:30pm. While we were visiting with my family last night my Brother-in-law kept saying to Eva to wake up at 3:00am. Instead she woke up at 5:00am, Super Fun. So, later on this afternoon I took Eva and tried to get her to nap. She finally did and fell asleep deep taking her precious Hot Wheels with her.

Today is usually the day where people make resolutions and basically false promises to themselves. I said last year that I’d accomplish quite a few things and while I accomplished some of them I did not do them all. This year however I am taking some guidance from Chris Brogan. Chris has put out a post called My 3 Words for 2010. I left a comment on it stating that my three words are Fail, Learn and Chance. This is what those words mean to me.

Fail – Stop being afraid to fail at anything, I am too controlled in my life and don’t take enough risks to allow for failure.

Learn – Really learn how things work, understand the processes.

Chance – Take them, give them to people and realize that things happen by chance and they can change your life.

This year I am taking more steps to put my photos in many places. So now I’ll upload the photo to Picasa, Zooomr, Shuttercal and Flickr. More will be added as we go. Putting my photos out there will help pull people to this blog and learn more about what I am working on. I’ve also decided to start adding a watermark to each photo too.

I’ve been busy getting Read To Me, Dad back up and running starting with my newest post about a computer game called ClickToy. I connected with Ken from ClickToy on Twitter, his Twitter is @ClickToy.

Also I’ll be publishing my latest interview over at the “I’m Not A Famous Blogger” Crew Blog.

The focus for blogging for me is this:

Is that enough? I’m sure there will be more.

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10 Responses to “Visions of … Sugarplums?”

  1. Courtney says:

    Hi Drew,

    Fail…that’s a good word for the year. Far to often we’re afraid of failure but failure breeds growth. It’s something that I myself often need to be reminded of. Several times last year I went to this post (Stripping Away The Inessential – A Benefit Of Failure ) that I wrote in 2008, my own reflection of J.K. Rowling’s speech on the fringe benefits of failure. I think you’ll find her speech full of good information in regards to failure 🙂

    .-= Look at what Courtney wrote blog ..1st Run of 2010 – Diabetes 365 – January 1, 2010 =-.

  2. shi says:

    I am going to learn the process this year. I am hoping the chances will follow. No?
    .-= Look at what shi wrote blog ..Terrorists’ Attacks Are Very Demoralizing =-.

    • Drew says:

      I think that if you are open and receptive to the process then good luck has no choice but to follow you around. Way to go!

  3. Great goals. I am guilty of lurking alot. I read every post but don’t always comment. I need to start commenting on peoples posts
    .-= Look at what Buck Daddy Rogers wrote blog ..Parent Project 365 – Day 2 =-.

    • Drew says:

      I need to go read other people’s blogs much more. I’ve also got to pull together a set of blogs from other Dads and work on dad solidarity this year.

  4. Grandfather says:

    Drew, good luck and best wishes for 2010!

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