Goals and ideas for 2014

I have a lot of entrepreneur’ish ideas that pop out of my head all the time. New company ideas, new product ideas, new service ideas. My closest family have become quite used to these ideas so they just nod their head and smile when I present new ones. I also got a brother whom I constantly feed new company ideas (he’s a car mechanic but with a small ambition to one day do something more creative with the land he’s owning). I guess I can only say that he’s not fallen for any of my ideas yet.

When it comes to my own company Krokedil it’s quite similar actually. I have a lot of ideas but I mainly keep them abstract and only a few of them turn into reality. But for 2014 I thought I would publish some of my ideas/goals and then follow up on these goals by the end of the year in a recap blog post. So here goes:

  1. I will (heavily) increase my blogging
    I’ve tried to get more active many times but have failed just as many times. This year I will start schedule my writing and think this will have (some) effect.
  2. I will launch a SaaS project
    Even if it’s a small, and a very niche one, I will have a go. This christmas I’ve been listening to a lot of episodes of the Startups For the Rest of Us podcast. A great source of inspiration if you’re into WordPress plugin development but are interested in broaden the horizon a bit and are thinking about recurring revenues. Also have a look at the great talk from Noel Tock and Joe Hoyle about creating a Minimal Viable WordPress Product. The talk is from WordSesh 2 in December 2013.
  3. I will start giving back to the WordPress community
    WordPress is my and my coworkers livelihood. This great software actually pay our bills. Sure, we arrange local WP meetups and write a few tutorials here and there but it’s rather sporadic. This year it’s time to do something about it. Perhaps to add this commitment to our weekly routines in one way or the other.
  4. More WordCamps
    I really like WordCamps and web related conferences. As many others I think it’s between the sessions the magic happens. Perhaps I’ll get the chance to attend a conference on the other side of the pond this year.

It’s not the goals, it’s the direction

To sum it up, I realize that my goals probably aren’t very clear in a measurable way. But that’s not what I’m after. I just want to write this down so I can set the path or direction for 2014 in a more distinct way. That’s all.

Happy New Year everybody!

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