I know there are a fair amount of collectors that don't like to do collecting goals...However, I'm one that likes to lay out the year to help me focus and to generally guide my collecting habits. I seldom vary from my larger collection so I don't have a ton or random collections that are half-started...just expanding my normal collections and then maybe tackle one or two more. Anyway, looks see how I am doing.
Goal #1: Blog at least once a week - 52 posts this year! Current Grade - "F"
Oh boy, this has been the toughest to do and I am likely not going to get to the magical 52 posts. Right now I stand at 23 posts and feel like I am on the struggle bus to even hit 40 let alone post more times than I did in 2016! I'll keep working at it and hopefully I can find a little bit more time this fall.
Goal #2: Publish the 5th Edition of the Sumo Menko and Card Checklist - Current Grade - "F"
Yikes, I doubt this is going to happen this year. I have a ton of newly-discovered sets that still need checklisted and entered into my book. I need about 40 hours between now and the end of the year to somehow squeeze in to get the sets tidied up, entered, published, and the .pdf sent off to the printer. I can't see this happening this year unfortunately, but I will still whittle away at updating the draft as often as I can.
Goal #3: Add 5 more Sumo World magazines from 1973-1999 to my collection - Current Grade - "F"
Goal #4: Attend three card shows this year - Current Grade - "F"
Goal #5: Add three more 1973 Calbee cards to my set - Current Grade - "A"
Goal #6: Keep rounding out my Japanese yukata fabric bolt & card collection - Current Grade - "A+"
Goal #7: Publish at least 6 BBM Card Set reviews - Current Grade "F"
Goal #8: Add 20 more cards to my Non-Sport Collection - Current Grade "A"
Goal #9: Send out 10 care packages - Current Grade - "C"
Goal #10: Maintain/Improve Google/Yahoo/Bing Search Engine results for Sumo Card(s) & Menko - Current Grade - "B"
Dropping on Google....uh oh!
Now #1 on Bing!
Final Batting Average = .425
Thanks for letting me walk through my current progress. I definitely have a little bit of work to do and if I can get my average over .500, I would call that a success.
How is everyone else doing on their 2020 goals?