Saturday, January 9, 2010

Reflection: 2009


2009 was a whirlwind of a year. I feel like I started it off on the right foot, was doing alright, took a chance, fell behind and by the year's end, picked myself back up and started it all over again. I'm still working just as hard as I have always been, but this year (2010), I want to work smarter instead of harder.

I bartended my whole way through 2009. I even dabbled a bit in bar managing. I also started writing for Examiner.com in 2009. Writing for Examiner.com is something that I still do on a consistent basis. I am just as passionate about writing as the Bartender Examiner as the first day I started. Now that I have myself pretty established on my Examiner page, I'd like to focus on getting my writing out there in the print form such as in magazine articles and maybe, possibly start working on that book I've always wanted to write.

Before moving full-speed ahead onto 2010, let's look back at my ten most popular articles posted on my Examiner.com page this past year:

#10: George Dickel, the other Tennessee whiskey

#9: Busting bar myths: Why Corona is garnished with a lime
#8: Bartending 101: What is a barback?
#7: Busting bar myths: Food does not sober a person up
#6: Find a bartender job: Interview
#5: Redhook Brewery
#4: Bartending 101: What is triple sec?
#3: 11 factors that affect a person’s BAC
#2: Bartending 101: What is rye whiskey?
#1: Find a bartender job: Resume

There is a lot of hope for 2010. I can feel it. There is power is positive thinking. I am bound and determine to finish what I've started and to get it right once and for all this year. I promise to continue to bring educational and entertaining content throughout the new year on both my blog and Examiner.com page.

Thanks for reading!

7 comments:

GermanBartender said...

Hi

im a bartender from Germany.
I like reading your blog(s). Ive drawn alot of informations of it already.

Checking it even more than once daily :)

PS: So many differences between your "world" and mine. Wish we could trade.

Greetings

Cielo Gold said...

Thank you for reading. :)

The Veteran Server said...

Sounds like you got a lot of great perspective from '09, which is awesome! Most people just say, it's over, what's next? Let me know what the secret is to the "work smarter not harder" thing! God bless!

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Dave said...

Hey, I've been reading you for a while. I follow,got you on my blog, too. My blog is "The Unhospitality Industy" on blogger. The name says it all. How about a bicoastal comeback on the blog love?

Digitally,
Dave Fisher

merry said...

I like reading your blog

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