I've been focusing a lot of my creative time into working with fabric this year, not writing. I finally decided to create something that's been wanting for some time here -- a custom content type here on domesticat.net for my quilts.
I've had my head firmly buried in Drupal for nearly two years now, and it's starting to show. I've come a long way. My starting point was "I have seen mentions of this software, I do not know what it does, but it might suit our needs." Since then I've progressed to having built a multi-site install, managed by CVS—entirely on my own. The development of my knowledge can be traced on my user account on drupal.org; my questions have slowly become more knowledgeable as I've fought my way—solo—through two very difficult conversions/migrations and a few others that were significantly easier.
While joking around with friends on New Year's Eve, a couple of people noted they had NO familiarity whatsoever with most of the artists whose music I loved in 2008. It occurs to me that, as a webgeek, I have the technology to fix this problem.