How it works

The point of this blog is to generate challenges to provide my life with adventure, personal growth, and to meet people in interesting ways. In order to do this, I need challenges. I expect it to take anywhere from a week to two months for me to complete my challenges, whether because I am preparing for some one-time event at the end of "training," because the opportunity to complete the challenge isn't a daily thing, or that is how long I need to do something.

To submit a challenge to me, reply to any post. While challenges can be as simple as "Do _____ while ______ing," but I would also appreciate more information, such as a suggestion of how long I have to complete my challenge, approximate costs if I have to buy all of the equipment involved, anything else that seems useful. After evaluating the entries, I will post about a few of them, and the ones with the best responses will be added to a poll to vote.

While I do reserve the privilege to decline challenges I do not see to be in line with the spirit of my adventure, I will give serious consideration to all submissions.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Beginning

I was sitting in my room one night imagining how I could convince myself to more aggressively pursue self-improvement projects. (Since when is last night "one night?" It seemed funnier to leave) An idea struck me: get my friends and strangers to help me. How would I do that when most of them are hundreds of miles away? The Internet, duh. Where on the Internet? Facebook? Only my FB Friends would be even remotely likely to do anything with it...boring. Google+? Too new, it isn't heavily adopted enough yet and I would have to make a special circle for my followers. Twitter? I would need to get people to start following me first. Solution: a blog.

My initial thought had been to simply buy my own domain and build a website from the ground up. It could be the first challenge. Then I could have a bunch of really cool content, like a submission page to help format submissions, challenge archive, a "current standings" board, a forum, etc. That seemed like exactly the sort of thing I was having trouble getting done, but I put it on the back burner.

Today at work, it occurred to me to check if a similar thing had been done, since I had only checked in on the domain name I wanted. I had to tweek my search (since I had my project on the mind), but I found on Google. After reading his initial post, I discovered something to the effect of what I wanted to do was in Wired Magazine a few years ago now.

Not so original, but still worth while. Here it begins. I am accepting challenges of anything that would improve my life, be a manageable adventure, help me meet new people, who knows. The main thing is that I can reasonably accomplish most tasks in a time frame of about a week to two months. I will explain more about how I plan to accept challenges soon.

Challenge 1: Start the blog.

Challenge 2: Get the blog up and running
Run Time: 2 weeks
Deadline: August  22
In Progress

Challenge 3: Gather a following of >10 people
Run Time: 1 month
Deadline September 8th
Let the games begin.

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