Today is the first day of 2018! Which means we will take a look back at the year that went and look forward to the next year.
A new year is often a time for contemplation. We take stock of how the last year went and set goals for the next one.
A year of success
Gold making wise I am fairly happy with how 2017 went. I finished up my zero to one million challenge, I got my first single realm gold cap, and I hit 1 million gold on 5 different realms purely from flipping. I then went on a massive token shopping spree and I am still quite far down from my 12 million gold peak. I’m back up to about 8 million now after being as low as 5.5 so I am fairly happy with my current liquidity.
I’m planning a dedicated post where I go into the statistics across all my realms from 2017 to see how the year went, which will be coming out next Monday!
In terms of blogging this year has been great. My readership has been increasing on a month to month basis and it is amazing to know that I am providing something of value to you guys. Don’t be shy about letting me know if I’ve helped you reach some gold making milestone or goal! Success will breed more success.
Streaming has been really fun, especially after I went to a slightly more regular schedule. My days are usually quite busy, and they will not get much freer in 2018, so the schedule is likely to remain more random than I would wish.
I don’t talk much about my personal life as the lazy goldmaker, but some things happened in 2017 that I want to share. I got engaged to my girlfriend. And perhaps more importantly our daughter is due in just two weeks (!). I have no idea what impact this will have on my schedule, but I expect I will make some changes to my content creation. What they are will be announced once she arrives.
What does 2018 have in store?
My main focus for 2018 will be to finish up my gold cap challenge. I’m considering putting all other gold making activities mostly on hold to not dilute my time. Time is always the most limited resource for me so I need to prioritize it. This means that I will spend less time on my multi realm flipping operation. I think I need to sharpen my focus as other things will intrude on my time (primarily the baby).
I have a bunch of ideas for 2018 in my mind. I am looking to expand my offering to the community, and I will be working on realizing some of my ideas in this area. If you have something in particular you are interested in please let me know. I also expect to start working on a spreadsheet for Battle for Azeroth as soon as anything happens on that front. I think it is quite likely with a 2018 release so getting us all ready for the next expansion will be a priority when release approaches. I will also be delving into some old world markets as I have essentially written about all the Legion markets I am active in.
Take stock of your year
I suggest taking stock of the last year for all of you. What worked well, what do you want to improve.
Take some time to celebrate your successes, no matter how small.
And learn from your mistakes.
I always prefer building systems to ensure I don’t have to think about what I should be doing and will prioritize my 2018 efforts in that direction.
Happy new year and good luck!