December and January are my time for reviewing my life and setting big and small goals for next year. Do you remember my post from July 20? So let's watch if I made any progress.
I have to admit that I haven't achieved my targets for 2010 that I set to myself, but I am far from being disappointed. I wanted to attract 100 people to by blog. Well, I don't have 100 readers. But my FB fans read it, I know. That makes 62 people. Plus I know of 1 or 2 more people who regularly check out my blog for new posts. That makes 64. Not bad for the first half a year of blogging! =) And I don't want to just attract anybody, I want my blog to be interesting for people who have something to do with translation! So I am not disappointed. =)
My second goal was to earn enough money to be able to help my husband support our family. Well, I can say that I've been doing better at that, too, though I haven't reached my target monthly income yet.
But, what's more important, I can see that I am getting better and better in my translation skills! A few weeks ago I asked a very experienced German-Russian translator who I truly respect to look at my German-Russian translations and make some recommendations to me. A couple weeks later we had a very interesting skype discussion. I am so glad that he likes my work! And I am trying my best to follow the advice he gave me. He encouraged me, so now I feel a lot more confident in myself.
So, since my goals haven't been fully reached, I decided to reset them for this year. Moving towards better quality, 150 blog readers and XXXX USD per month! =)
Can't wait for next New Year to see if I do any better!