eleonorang Every year I try to make it a year of something. For example, last year was a "Year of Productivity". I tried to re-think my approach to time management and started using time-tracking software to see how much time I spent on everything.
It was a great thing for me because it helped me understand how I use my time and how I can leverage it and channel it in the right direction.
This year will be a "Year of Change" for me. The biggest change, of course, that I'm going to become a father any day now. ? I'm extremely excited about it and anxious at the same time! But I know it'll be great.
The other change is my re-branding. I'm going all in with my main field: video game localization.
I got myself a new domain name as a Christmas present: https://videogamestranslator.com/
and I'm currently working on a complete re-design that'll be laser-focused on my niche and will also feature some really cool art from a talented pixel artist that I work with:
I also changed my Twitter handle to @itranslategames - I think it suits me better ?
Did the same thing for LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/videogamestranslator/
And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/videogamestranslator
I also plan to revive my blog and write more about video game localization.
As far as my other baby goes (aka The Open Mic), I plan to continue maintaining and supporting this community and I'm also currently working on full featured standalone platform for building online courses, designed for the translation community.
An alpha version of this can be found here: https://academy.theopenmic.co/ - still lots of work that needs to be done in terms of design and functionality and don't even get me started on promoting and bringing course creators to the platform.
I also will be looking for business development partner for The Open Mic as it seems it's getting harder and harder to keep up with everything (even with our small army of awesome volunteers).