Yesterday I reached a milestone. I managed to do 100 significant posts in 100 days. By significant post I mean an item/ npc/ ...front page entry, a scroll post, a good sized informative forum post, or 10 lines of significant comments or edits on a post. One Hundred and One days ago I challanged myself and I did it.
Some of you might have noticed there were days I did not post at all. There were other days I was a posting machine. I averaged 100 posts in that 100 days. Because lets face it, there are some days you can log on, and if you did, you just don’t have an idea to post. So I worked it out to an average of one post a day for one hundred days.
Note: This did not include any of my item comments or admin/ moderator type posts - that is just part of the job. Nor did it include any thread sheparding (dinky posts or bumps to get a thread back to the top).
So now I ask you to do the same.
Sites like this are made through content, good content, new content. That is probably what brought you here way back when and is what is keeping you here. Where do we get content? From viewers like you, to borrow the phrase from PBS.
And some of you are saying, "There is no way I can do that, what is MoonHunter on?" (or words to that effect).
Okay, not a problem. One hundred days is a big commitment. Lets start with something managable. I want you to commit to 10 significant posts in 10 days. That is fairly easy and a small commitment.
Ten Significant Posts in Ten Days
Go ahead. Try it. No shame if you fail, just try it again.
And some of you are saying, "I don’t have that many ideas!"
You think I do? Have you seen some of my posts? Some are just expansions of existing ideas. Some are quite new though. There is something about having a deadline or meeting a commitment that pushes your imagination to new heights… looking for inspiration in places you never though of, just desperately trying to meet the commitment.
So try it. Try it for ten days. Then if you don’t do it, try it again. If you do do it, then do it again. And again. In 50 to 100 days, you might find yourself with 50 to 100 posts, all from doing each section of 10 days.
Your journey of one thousand metaphorical miles starts with ten simple steps.
And the desire to take them.
So take the next step.