I made a New Years resolution about five years ago to read at least one technical article in full every day.
I seemed to already read a lot for my coding career in general, how can one not? But I was, and still am, a notorious skimmer. I am easily distracted and often don't truly read what I am reading.
So one year I decided to truly read articles online in full, and commit to it. I eventually fell off from the every day part of the resolution, but in getting involved I just learned so much—not just about the code, but about my career and the software industry in general. I learned about how blogging keeps the networked learning happening, and eventually it really did lead me to building this website, dev.to.
I think of New Years resolutions as both corny and invaluable. It is a great time of year to reflect, look ahead, and identify the nudges you need.
It's January 2nd, and not too late to adopt truly reading as a goal. I am making it one of my resolutions again this year. My other resolutions include asking for help more often, and communicating my routine to others in order to set expectations.
Hope this helps somebody out there.