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A little announcement and a last minute invitation of sorts:
Starting today I am committing to posting
#100daysofSatoshiDoodles daily on Yours.org.
#The100DayProject is a community of people around the world creating and sharing.
Officially, #The100DayProject happens on Instagram (since 2014) via the hashtag #the100dayproject but this year I am going to try it on Yours.org.
The idea is to:
- choose an action that you will do for 100 days (e.g. draw a doodle, make a sketch or illustration, write a haiku poem, take a macro photo, make a mandala using found objects, share a one-minute videoblog, etc.)
- announce your project and give it a unique name/hashtag (e.g. #100daysofSatoshiDoodles)
- join the community by finding/following/supporting each other through the hashtag #the100dayproject
p.s. If you are interested in doing your own daily project, feel free to choose your own topic/action and join me by posting on Yours.org.
This type of personal challenge mixed with community-building project is a great way to jumpstart your creativity especially if you are feeling like you're in a rut. If you skip a day by accident or fall off the wagon, just get back on and keep going. As with many journeys it can be more fun travelling with friends, or making new friends along the way.
e.g. Here is @richdalton who is challenging himself to draw a Character-a-Day. :)
p.p.s. ***PLEASE NOTE***: Since Yours.org is still adding functionality to the platform in order of priority, the hashtag thing could still be tricky here. Here is a helpful article written by @robertmelluish suggesting ways to tag people (Yours.org users) or create hashtags such as #the100dayproject in the meantime, until these features arrive:
p.p.p.s. HUGE APOLOGIES for not posting this at least two weeks earlier. When choosing a side project (or main project) it's certainly helpful to have some time to consider what you are willing to commit to doing daily, in public, for a sustained period of time. Some people will pick an action that takes 5 min., some will take 15 min., and some may spend up to an hour or more on their daily chosen action. It's up to you. Really, you can start anytime, for any number of days (30 days, 100 days, 365 days...).
EXTRA tips (based on completing two previous 100-day projects, and failing once):
- It's helpful to know thyself. Do you tend to bite off more extracurricular activities than you can chew? Or are you good at managing expectations of yourself and schedule on a daily basis, while accounting for things that happen in life? (Moving, caring for babies and children, day jobs and other things can throw a wrench into the best-laid plans.)
- Higher effort is generally proportional to the reward, even if it's only 15 or 30 minutes a day. Try to present your work/play/project to the best of your ability with the available resources. If you are unsure as to what range of ideas might constitute a project, you can take a peek at some examples, including beginners to professionals, here. Try to choose a project that is unique and meaningful to you (rather than copy). Maybe pick a subject matter or medium that you are passionate about, and also resonates with others in some way. *Community over comparison.*
- Try not to give up after a few days or even a week of internet crickets. It takes time, consistency, and effort to figure out how to create posts/content that resonates with people and build a following (although I dislike that phrase) on any social media platform.
- The community is only as good as your participation, and others' participation. Amazingly, on Yours.org, you can receive or give "tips" in cryptocurrency (BCH) which is quite game-changing for a social media platform! If you find something to be interesting or helpful or beautiful, you can leave a nice or thoughtful comment. (It is even possible to earn tips on comments you contribute, that other users value.) If you are new to Yours.org, you will need to figure out the basics (If you are able to, start yourself off with a few dollars' worth of BCH for experimenting with voting and tipping. If you want to challenge yourself, post a piece of content to earn before you spend.) And keep in mind that Yours.org is constantly evolving and improving as it grows. There are some great articles in the #meta section for getting started.
- Modify the guidelines to suit your own project and don't wait for permission. Just get started!