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Here we go 2019!

Here we go 2019!

Happy New Year!

It’s a bit late. I’ve been luckily enough to have a decent break during the holiday period though!

I’ve been back to work 3 days now and so far so good with that. I’m readying myself for the battle with the list we have in Jira after giving the systems a good health check.

It’s now time for me to start planning training, holidays and tech meet-ups for the year. There’s a few potential exciting ideas, such as attending the SQL Saturday in Iceland where Brent Ozar is holding a pre-con. If not that, then there will certainly be a few trips for such events held within the UK – it’s a New Year’s goal to expand my tech meet-ups outside of my home town Edinburgh.

That’s one of the New Year’s goals mentioned! Another one of those is for me to continue working away on my blog. Last year, I switched over from whytepete.com (no longer alive) to this domain name. I more or less hit the reset button on content at the time, so this is where I’m at in terms of content as from April 2018:

It’s already been a long time since my last post, and I have a fair bit of work to do before my next tech post will be ready.

My goal for the year is to bump up that post count to 200. It’s an ambitious target but I think it’s achievable. I’ll be spending much less time hacking away at my website for one – I spent several weeks behind the WordPress dashboard rather than working on new tech blog content. I also don’t intend to have such long breaks between posts. Get a schedule going that I can really stick to.

I haven’t put much effort towards driving traffic yet, with exception to the small focus on SEO. I shared my website a few friends during 2018 and think only once did I mention it online. Here’s a quick glance on traffic so far:

397 total users tracked on Google Analytics with 17,329 page views. The organic traffic started to kick-in around September/October whereas it was  non-existent at first.

It’s still early days on here, so the most interesting stats are still to come. It’ll be nice watching this as my web content grows, especially if I’m able to reach my target mentioned above.

So that’s a where I’m at and what I’m currently up to! Here’s to a good and productive 2019… Cheers!