In the past year, I converted my programming skills into a proper part-time job, started blogging at 9to5Mac and grew the readership of this blog by almost three times. My follower count has also more than trebled. As vain as it sounds, watching this number grow accounts for a disproportionately-large component of my self-satisfaction.

Thanks to everyone who helped me achieve these milestones: my clients, my readers, my employers and my friends.