I failed on the second part last year. Most of this was because I wanted to post pictures to go with everything, but I didn't set time aside to upload the pictures. Part of it was because I didn't want to make multiple posts in one day, so when I did find time, I had a self-imposed limit. And then I didn't get back to it.
Let's hope Summer 2013 is better than Summer 2012, even if I'm the only one reading this.
And if I'm not here, I hope that means I'm doing something productive, like writing my hypothetical novel.