Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringing In 2012

I would like to start out by wishing my readers a Happy New Year! We have made it to 2012 and this looks like a huge year up ahead. 2011 was the year in which I found a new home for Caponomics on Blogger. Before last year, the column was simply featured in newsletters and on Facebook. 2011 kind of reminding me of skiing on some slops, as there were several up and down moments throughout the year. Let's hope 2012 is a mountain climbing experience that doesn't have any downward direction. Well, I do expect a rocky ride, but that's a part of life. Just something that will allow more upward direction.

I accomplished a lot with Caponomics during the first nine months on Blogger. I wrote 115 posts, ranging in a variety of topics. I have had over 5,000 page views from readers across the globe. I have 10 followers and some honorable mentions from those who have read my posts. It was such an honor to have my list of ten best books from 2011 featured on a list of lists on the music and literature blog Largehearted Boy. Besides my mention, it really looks like an interesting blog that I will really look into blogging about soon.

Speaking of what's on tap, I shall discuss things that I will be blogging about within the upcoming year. I am not confirming that I will be writing about these topics, but these are strong ideas. Those that will be written really soon will be more likely to be written. Within the upcoming week, I will be evaluating my own NFL predictions and seeing how accurate my picks actually were compared to the real picks. I will also be making my playoff predictions and how I think each team will do, scores included. On January 3rd, the Iowa Caucuses will kick off the Republican primaries. I will be giving my few cents as to the outcome of the event. I will really look into doing the same with New Hampshire, South Carolina, and the many other contests. Also to be included in my upcoming posts will be the segments that I created last year. There should be a good amount coming early in the year.

On March 9th, I will be celebrating my first year anniversary of bringing Caponomics to Blogger. I will definitely have to think of something special. Maybe include some highlights from the first year of blogging, which is continuing to be an excellent experience. I also hope to match, break, or at least come close to the number of books I read this past year. For the record, I will NOT be reading Twilight.

Along with my blogging, I'm also hoping to increase my fiction writing, which I do during my own time. I found a contest that I'm interested in entering and am currently working on that specific entry. Becoming successful in the writing field is a challenge in itself, but it's able to be accomplished, and that's all that matters.

I really look forward to the adventures that 2012 will be bringing. I could see a year with a ton of adventure on the way. I hope everyone has a wonderful year and comes closer to being able to accomplish their dreams!

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