Personal Data Questions
The end of the year is a great time to reflecta time to ask a lot of questions about ourselves, looking back at the year with a desire to quantify and understand ourselves.
With our increasingly digital (social, cloud, mobile, APIs) lives, there are more opportunities than ever to ask our digital self very specific questions, and with the power the API get an answer back.
I spent some time asking some questions I wanted to know about myself in 2012things that were important to me, and help me feel healthy, happy, accomplished and ultimately successful. (aka. Optimize for Happiness)
I broke these questions up into interest areas, then using APIs set out to find the services I use, or could use, that would help me answer these questions.
Family / Friends
 How much time did I spent with my GF?
 How much time did I spend with my daughter?
 How much time did I spend with family?
 How much time did I spend with friends?
 How many friends do I have on social networks?
Storytelling
 How many blog posts did I write?  383 total in 2012
 API Evangelist  245
 API Voice  40
 Hack Weekends  32
 Kin Lane  61
 How many long form stories did I write?  2
 How many books did I write?  0
 How much public speaking did I do?
 How many page views did I get on blog(s)?
 API Evangelist  287,606
 API Voice  25,742
 Hack Weekends  13,961
 Kin Lane  14,694
 How many unique visitors did I get on blog(s)?
 API Evangelist  178,652
 API Voice  21,012
 Hack Weekends  7,784
 Kin Lane  9,257
Reading
 How many blog posts did I read?
 How many blog posts did I curate?
Travel / Adventures
 How many cities did I visit?
 How many countries did I visit?
 How many checkins did I make?
 What places were my top checkins?
 What public transit did I use?
 How many miles did I travel?
Health
 Do I feel healthy?
 How many steps did I take?
 What health milestones occured?
Sports
 How many games did I watch on TV?
 How many games did I see in person?
 What were the big games?
Events
 How many conferences did I attend?
 How many hackathons did I attend?
 How many virtual webinars / hangouts did I participate in?
Programming / Code
 How many github repositories did I create?
 How many github commits did I make?
Tweets
 How many tweets did I send?
 How many followers did I get?
 How many people did i followers?
 How many retweets did I get?
Podcasts
 How many podcasts did I create?
 How many podcasts did I collaborate on?
Financial
 How much money did I make?
 How much interest did I pay?
 How much money did I spend?
 Which stocks did I trade?
 Which stocks did I wish I trade?
 How much money invested in stock?
 How many emails did I send?
 Who did I email the most?
Phone
 How many phone calls did I make?
 How many SMS did I send?
 How much did I spend on my phone?
Photography / Images
 How many photos did I take?
 Which photos were my best from the year?
Movies / Television
 How many movies did I watch?
 How many movies in a theatre?
 Which were my top movies?
 How many television shows did I watch?
 Which television shows were the top ones?
Discussions
 How blog posts did I comment on?
 How many forums did post on?
 How many questions did I answer on QA sites?
Games
 What games did I play?
 What games are my favorite?
Food
 What type of food did I eat?
 What is my favorite food?
Beer
 How much beer did I drink?
 What is my favorite beer?
 Where is my favorite place to drink beer?
Wine
 How much wine did I drink?
 What is my favorite wine?
 Where is my favorite place to drink wine?
Art
 How many works of art did I create?
 How many art galleries did I go to?
 How many images did I share?
First Time
 What brand new places did I go to?
 What other first time things did I do?
What I Didn't Do!
 What didn't I do that I want to?
 What didn't I do that was for the better?

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