2023: Goals and Resolutions

Yesterday, I went a bit too much into detail about 2022, so I had to move the goals and resolutions part to this post here or else it would have been too long… I mean, the post was already really, really long… but when it’s bad, you don’t want to make the situation worse, right?

Anyhow, today, I wanna talk about my goals and resolutions for 2023, against mostly in life, blogging and streaming. This may come across as if those are the only three areas of my life but I really just don’t think I can really go into detail about some things without doxing myself, so let’s just keep it to the matters that I discuss on my blog and I’m sure it will be fine, right?

  1. Life
  2. Blogging
  3. Streaming
  4. Summary

Life

  • More Fitness
  • Keep up my sleep schedule
  • Keep some sort of routine up
  • Quit Smoking
  • 95kg…maybe?
  • Posture!
  • Call relatives more often

So, most of these are pretty self-explanatory and I talked a little about them in yesterday’s post but in essence, I wanna be healthier.

For that, I’ll try keeping up my sleep and eating habits, go to the gym regularly, and I’ll continue to improve my posture and maybe gain some weight in the next year. I struggle with that, after all.

A routine would be pretty good. I wanna plan out my weeks more, do chores on specific times and be a bit more organized overall, I think that’s pretty fair.

And well, smoking… yeah, I’m working on it.

At last, something I didn’t talk about yesterday, relatives… It’s a bit difficult but I wanna try and make time for my distant relatives. Call them once in a while and all of that. I have some relatives that live sort of close-by and it’d be pretty good to visit them from time to time, too. I haven’t really kept in touch as much as I originally planned to.

Blogging

  • Keep up the streak – but don’t force it.
  • Have at least one post scheduled for the next day.
  • Read more Blog Posts
  • Try to comment on posts more often
  • Maybe planned posts?
  • Update the Curator Page regularly
  • Cover more games

For Blogging, I wanna be a bit more organised this year. Have one post scheduled ahead of time and maybe write on the day before in the morning instead of the evenings.

Sometimes, posts would take a while to write and edit, meaning I’d go to bed later because of it. I wanna allocate time in the day to blogging and stick to that instead of going to bed late because of my wanting to schedule a post or still get one done before midnight. That’d be less stressful, too.

The streak is nice and all but I don’t have to force it. If it breaks, it breaks. Right?

I wanna be more social this year. I’d love to dedicate some time in the week to reading posts, maybe in the mornings during breakfast. Lately, I haven’t been able to keep up with the blogs I follow at all… So, I’d love to make time for them and also reply immediately if possible. Frankly, I’ve been feeling bad about me not leaving a comment or like even if I liked the post, most of the time because I wanted to do it “later” and then I just forgot.

“Planned Posts” are supposed to be just specific posts that are planned out beforehand. Like a schedule, sorta? So, for instance, there could be reviews twice per week and ramblings at the end of the week. A music post once a month and maybe some press releases or news or whatever as well?

This kinda also goes into that “cover more games” point: I’ve not been feeling too great in covering Kickstarter campaigns or games without a playable demo. Maybe I’ll start doing that? I’ll have to think more about that.

Streaming

  • More Collabs
  • More Chatting and Art Streams
  • More Playthroughs
  • Consistency (both in schedule and in terms of energy)
  • Editing Practice

So, this year, I wanna be more social overall, I guess. I am already planning collabs with other streamers for the upcoming year, so I’m looking forward to those.

At the same time, I also plan on doing more playthroughs in general of games I’ve never played before (like Bayonetta) but also games that I love and haven’t streamed yet (like Fable).

During all of that, though, I wanna work on the quality of my commentary and the way I talk. I emulate my voice properly and got rid of a lot of bad habits… but sometimes, my energy levels are kinda bad near the end of a stream. The answer to that is either to stream for less time or to try and not “burn through all of the energy at once”.

But I also wanna get better at Editing and maybe do more with that. I’ve been meaning to create a Channel/Raid trailer for aeons now and just kinda put it off… but I already selected a good bunch of clips, so… yeah.

Anyway, to sum it all up: I wanna get better at what I do.


Summary

Whereas 2022 was quite stressful and plagued by me regretting poor life choices (“just one more episode”, “I’ll do that later”, etc.), 2023 is a chance at a fresh new slate, so I’ll try to just be an adult for once.

Also, when I plan on doing something, I should just do it and not think too much.

I feel like that’s gonna be fair.

Apart from that, content creation is fun and I wanna get better at it… but I also wanna be more social overall, so, making time to read and reply to posts is gonna be essential.

Looking forward to 2023! Do you have any goals, wishes or resolutions for 2023?

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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