New Year, New Goals

Here is a TL;WR list of my 2018 DataViz/Tableau/Professional Goals. Continue reading for more details of each.

  • Write more blog posts than last year
  • Complete all 52 weeks of #MakeoverMonday with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete all 52 weeks of #WorkoutWednesday with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete all 12 Data Storytelling challenges with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete at least 6 vizzes on topics of my own choosing
    • For a sample of this, check out the rest of this blog. It was original purpose of this blog.

MakeoverMonday

One of my professional goals this year is to participate in all 52 weeks of the #MakeoverMonday data visualization community project. #MakeoverMonday is a weekly dataviz challenge, open to all, whose sole purpose is to practice making better charts. The premise is quite simple, each week the curators supply a chart and/or article that most likely not very good. There are a few weeks where we just get to play with a really cool dataset just to see what we can come up with.

This is the third year of the #MakeoverMonday project and it continues to grow with each year, so I’m excited to see where they take it this year. I have been sparsely participating every year and half of my Tableau Public profile are made up of these makeovers. I’ve learned so much from this project but I’ve never given myself a goal of completing [x] number of weeks. But that changes now.

Another goal I’ve set for myself is to blog more than I did last year. So an easy way for me to accomplish this goal is couple these together. So, if I stick to my goals, I will blog about each of the makeovers I do in 2018. So, here’s to (at least) 52 vizzes and 52 blog posts in 2018!

#WorkoutWednesday

Ya know what? There are so many different and wonderful dataviz community viz projects out there. I’m going to add them to 2018 goals as well.

Another project that I dabbled in in 2017 was #WorkoutWednesday. I Tableau specific weekly challenge that upped the technical factor up and is designed for Tableau folks who are looking to be challenged. Again, I dabbled in it but wasn’t very consistent, probably because I never set a goal for myself. So let’s add this to the list.

#SWDChallenge

I’m pretty excited for this one. For Christmas this year, I was given an exceptional book, “Storytelling with Data.” Written by Cole Knaflic, she also writes the popular blog of the same name has introduced a new challenge to all of her followers. She’ll have a specific data storytelling challenge each month in 2018 and I intend to participate in all of them.

Potpourri

This was the sole purpose of my starting a blog in the first place. I wanted a place to create and write about data visualizations that I create. On top of all these projects, I still want to carve out some time to do some “just for fun” vizzes. Visualization and dashboards on a topic of my choosing because I want to or found some really interesting data for.

Recap

While these may sound like lofty goals, maybe, but I’d rather be aggressive than not. So let’s recap

Here is a TL;DR list of my 2018 DataViz/Tableau/Professional Goals

  • Write more blog posts than last year
  • Complete all 52 weeks of #MakeoverMonday with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete all 52 weeks of #WorkoutWednesday with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete all 12 Data Storytelling challenges with blog posts for at least half
  • Complete at least 6 vizzes on topics of my own choosing
    • For a sample of this, check out the rest of this blog. It was original purpose of this blog.

By my simple math, this is:

  • 122 vizzes
  • 36 blog posts (at least)

Let’s get vizzin’

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