Finally A New Years Resolution That Keeps Itself

by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 27, 2010

We’d be willing to bet that this is not the first “New Year’s Resolution” post you’ve read this week.

Estimates indicate that 45% of American adults make at least one resolution each year.  According to Dr. Jim Taylor’s research, fewer than half of these people stick with them after six months and after a year that number declines to around ten percent.  So it’s no wonder that the $2.5 billion self-help industry offers no shortage of advice on how to stick with your resoluton(s).

Advice about “pinpointing obstacles,” “setting clear goals,” and the like is well-intentioned, but it's hard to argue with the data that indicates that only one-in-ten adults manages to stick with their resolution for over a year.

Carbonite is here to help.  Resolve yourself to backing up your irreplaceable data this year.  All you have to do is sign up for Carbonite, and a couple of clicks later you’re done.  We automatically take care of the rest and you’re protected for at least a year.

Imagine if you could sign up for a gym membership and something would automatically make sure you go every day – that’s what Carbonite can do for your backup – no heavy lifting required.

Not only does Carbonite make it easy to stick to your resolution and backup your data, but we’re going to make it even easier by offering two free one year subscriptions to lucky entrants in our New Years Resolution contest.

The rules are simple:

  • Follow @carbonite on Twitter
  • Retweet the following message between 12/27 and 1/3:  My new year’s resolution is to backup my data. Enter to win a subscription by following @carbonite & RT this http://cbnt.it/bJiATZ
  • We’ll announce the winner on Twitter and Facebook.  Good luck!