Looking back at 2016

2016 just ended (Let’s just pretend that I wrote this post 6 weeks ago 🙂 ) and like the last 8 years here is my year-end review post.

Usually I publish this at the beginning of the year, but this year had been crazy so far and I am publishing this after a delay of about 6 weeks. Better late than never right? 😉

Personal Highlights

Personally this had been a full filling as well as a very busy year for me.

First, I am back to Chennai, my hometown after a break of about 6 years. It is really wonderful to get back to your hometown and I enjoyed it a lot. That’s the full filling part.

My son has started going to school which means I have to take up driver duty twice a day and that’s the busy part 😉


Let’s me just accept the fact that my blogging really suffered a lot in 2016. I had the habit of blogging at least once every month. I think I managed to do it for the past 10 years. I broke that streak in July and with that laziness kicked in and the entire year went without any blog post after that 🙁

This is something I definitely want to break out of this year. I have already started blogging in 2017 and I am planning to keep this habit and plan to get about 25 posts this year (roughly 2 posts a month). Wish me luck 🙂


Even though my blogging suffered, I maintained my reading habit. I read 14 books out of my target of 15 books. You can check out my GoodReads profile to see the list of books that I read in 2016.

In 2017 I am setting myself a target of 10 books to read.


One good thing that happened to me this year is that I did a lot of travel. I did 3 overseas travels for work and I did an awesome road trip during one of those.

But the highlight is the 2 week-long road trip that I took with my family around Tamil Nadu.

I plan to do at least one international and one domestic travel with my family this year.

New Skills and Continuous Education

I have the habit of learning something new every year. In some years it was a new programming language and in others it was a new framework. In 2016 I learned about the awesome PHP framework Laravel.

In 2017, I am planning to continue my concentration on PHP and focus a bit more on my frontend skills.

How was 2016 for you and I am interested to know what you are planning for 2017. Please a leave a comment or post a link to your blog post about your plans for 2017.

Happy new year everyone!

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  • Daniel says:

    I was expecting your year end post very much this year. Actually, I was actually inspired to write mine after reading your year end reviews.

    Good luck on your blogging journey! Keep it up.

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