Welcome 2015

Another year has just started with it another set of expectations, goals and dreams to achieve and fulfill. Why this simple change in the calendar represents so much and has an impact so big in our lives? Why don't we do that every other month or every other day perhaps? I ask myself that every new year, however I also set my goals, remember the dreams I have and the most important, feel thankful for everything that happened till this day.

Abduzeedo is part of that and has been for the past 8 years. In 2015 we will celebrate our 9th anniversary and I cannot believe that it has been almost a decade since we started the blog back in December 2006, after an ugly robbery back in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Since then, Abduzeedo has grown exponentially, following the Web 2.0 trend, has transitioned to the mobile web world and has matured. It went from being one of the few, where we could focus on things that inspired no matter the subject to a world where everything has its own nice and selective audience.

With that, we have been learning every year as if it was the first. In the tech world crossing the 8th year lifetime by itself is a huge achievement and we are proud of that in a way that is hard to express in words besides saying THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting us.

So for 2015 we might rethink a bit our role in providing inspiration and good content. We want to age gracefully as good wine so you can appreciate and still get inspired. With that in mind we have some things in mind like:

  • New design heavily focused on mobile and tablets
  • Transition from 'more is better' to 'less is more' in terms of content
  • Share more experience related content like case studies, things we learned at work, etc...
  • Get back to regular bi-weekly tutorials, including Photoshop, AI, Sketch and HTML/CSS/JS
  • Have more fun

I know we can do that and I think that might be good not only for the blog but for everyone that has been following us for the past 8 years. Of course your opinion and feedback is important, so please, share with us your thoughts or things that you'd like us to do more in 2015.

To wrap up this post and to welcome 2015, I want to share something that I read last year that really spoke to me on a deep level and made me think a lot about life. Perhaps I am just getting old and more spiritual but it made me see things in a different perspective and I think it's a good thing to read and start doing:

  • I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  • I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  • I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  • I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Those 5 items are the top 5 things people say to nurses and doctors before they pass away. It sounds morbid to say that at this time of the year, but it's a good reminder that time flies, quoting Ferris Bueller.

" Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Happy 2015 to all of us and let's make this a great one

Fabio Sasso

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