A lot of things changed last year, I became a lot more financially independent, I started high school (10th grade, the system is weird here), I helped make a ton of web projects happen, I learned a lot of new skills, and I said goodbye to a few old projects.
Last year saw the birth of many websites, some small, some large. CraftStats, a project started by Alex, Thomas, and myself started in September was probably one of my biggest new projects of 2012. Ratemymeme, CrazyAboutPens, RobertHost, MinecraftTut, Minecraft Status, and DirtBlock all saw their beginnings last year.
Although I started a lot of new websites, I also learned a lot more about web development, and project management. At the start of 2012, I had basic experience and knowledge in these fields, now I’m running dozens of websites, and doing private work for a number of small companies and other websites. I buckled down and moved from the “RJFC” brand, to the “Robert Clarke” brand, to give a more professional representation of myself. Not to mention the large redesign that took place here, on my blog in November.
I love the new projects I started last year, but I also let go of one big project that I had been doing since 2008. OmniTechNews is to this date the longest project that I’ve worked on, which saw it’s start back in 2008. Last year I decided that I wasn’t putting as much attention and will power as was deserved into the project, and so I sold it.
I’m very excited for 2013, I love seeing the date 1/1/2013, it reminds me that I have the whole year to do new things, meet new people, and work on some cool new projects. It’s pretty great