What a crazy year! Looking back to March 2020 when we were sat at the All England, never did we think that Coronavirus would have impacted our lives as much as it has over the last 9 months.
With 2020 nearing an end, we wanted to do our first Yearly Review – looking back at the highs, lows, and lessons of 2020. We have reflected on every month, and chosen our top highlight. We encourage you to do the same, it was a great way to find the positives in what has been a difficult year!
We hope you enjoy it!
The lack of on-court training and competitive badminton from April did have one huge silver lining for us. We had the time to create Badminton Insight! As we mentioned in our podcast with HK Vittinghus, Badminton Insight is something we probably would never have created if it wasn’t for the pandemic where our training, competitions and work came to a halt.
On reflection, it has saved our 2020. Instead of being a year filled with binge-watching Netflix (although that is perfectly acceptable), we have put countless hours into creating videos (learning how to film and edit), developing a website from scratch, writing blog posts, posting on social media more than we’ve ever done before, and creating resources for badminton players, coaches and fans.
We’ve spoken lots about how we have pushed ourselves way outside of our comfort zones during this process and also how we’ve developed many skills along the way. We’re sure we will continue to learn and gain more skills as we continue with Badminton Insight in the future!
As we’ve realised over the last 9 months, it’s pretty hard to plan anything at the moment! This is something we have struggled with in 2020 as we are both usually very busy with training, work, league matches and tournaments. This means we have to be pretty organised and plan our time in advance. It has been a huge change to not even being able to plan the next 7 days due to the constantly changing restrictions.
However, as we often say – “control the controllables.” So in 2021 here are a few of our goals:
Here’s one HUGG (Huge Unbelievably Great Goal) that’s not ‘controllable’: Reach 50,000 subscribers by the end of 2021 😱
In each of our Yearly Reviews, we will also share the growth of Badminton Insight. We thought it would be a nice way to see our growth year-on-year. So:
January 1st 2020: 0 Subscribers, 0 Videos, 0 Blog Posts
December 31st 2020: 15,019 Subscribers, 42 Videos, 17 Blog Posts
Finally, thank you for following our Badminton Insight journey! We’re looking forward to creating a lot more content in the next 12 months and we hope you will keep following us + enjoying what we’re doing.
Happy New Year!
Greg and Jenny 😄