January is over, and all of my resolutions for 2021 are still in tact. I expect them to be all year if my few decades of such tracking are any indication of how I perform in that regard. I still haven’t documented them all on this blog, with all the proper writing out of methodologies as per my Resolutions Planner that I had shared a month ago or so. However, I have all the elements worked out in my mind, and all the tracking information in my Google Sheets Daily Activities Tracker that I had also shared. So let’s have a look to see how I’m doing.
Most people don’t give a lot of thought to their New Year’s resolutions. That’s why only 8% of resolutions last for the year, succeeding or not. Some give a decent amount of thought, but I doubt very many give it a trial run before committing. You can put reality checks into your plan to succeed at resolutions, as I do, and as I will share soon in a workbook, but there’s no reality check like reality of actually trying it out as humans are notoriously bad at our ability to predict the future, even when it’s our own. Doing trial runs with my resolutions is exactly what I’m doing this December with a handful of resolutions I am planning on committing to come January 1st, including this creative writing thing, and I want to share its value.
As of today, Mon Jan 31, Facebook is offering deals in Canada through Facebook Places, although I imagine it’s slightly old news in the US and some other countries by now. What you give up in exchange is your “Facebook soul” in your demographic information, which could be singled out if there aren’t many users doing it at the same time, like at a small business, and you end up advertising with a status update that goes out to all your Facebook friends.