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Dec 13, 2018 00:35:55

200 challenges a day

by @m1guelpf PATRON | 243 words | 80💌

Miguel Piedrafita

Total posts: 80💌
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I've been thinking about this whole 200 words a day idea, and it seems an awesome way to make new habits, especially with the awesome community built around it. So I started thinking, where would this method be beneficial?

- Podcasting: Writing is nice, but what about speaking? What if there was a #2minutesaday challenge where people would make super-short podcast episodes with their thoughts? It would help people who want to get started into podcasting but don't know where to start or are introverts, while also generating a lot of short episodes one could listen in short breaks. Maybe even a challenge to speak for two minutes, then listen to another person for two minutes? Audio responses? This thing has a lot of potential (who knows, maybe I'll end up doing it 👀).

- Reading: I have a huuuge pile of books in my bedroom. Maybe if there was a #chapterchallenge where I had to read x chapters every day I finally read them.

- Open Source Contributions: There are millions of repos with issues you can fix in probably less than a minute, be it fixing typos, bugs or adding features. A #PReveryday challenge would be super interesting for people who are building themselves a portfolio, or those who just wanna help others.

There are probably a lot more, and I can see a lot of potential in this type of community+platform. I really can't wait to see how 200wad evolves.

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    @m1guelpiedrafita great idea but I'm really looking for this but video

    JDaniel Richer avatar JDaniel Richer | Dec 20, 2018 23:43:39
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    Wow dude, I actually had this written down already as a possible goal for 2019!!

    Ethan avatar Ethan | Dec 14, 2018 07:30:50
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    @m1guelpiedrafita Persistence definitely is the key. Big goals might feel overwhelming, but after you start working on them just a little bit at the time those small contributions start adding up quite fast. And after a while, looking back you'd be amazed how much you have actually accomplished.

    Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | Dec 13, 2018 06:53:58
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    @m1guelpiedrafita that podcast idea sounds awesome! I'd definitely give it a try

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Dec 13, 2018 05:52:11
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    @m1guelpiedrafita I love these ideas! For podcasting, I think Anchor kind of had their app start out like that to get to where they're at now (both polished podcasts and blurbs on their platform).

    Maybe with the #chapterchallenge, you could put at the bottom of every 200wad post how many chapters you've read each day? This week, I've started reading for 20 minutes every day. I read before I start work - it helped me to build a new habit on top of something I'm already doing consistently (working).

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Day avatar Day | Dec 13, 2018 05:45:23
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    @m1guelpiedrafita Micro-habits are nothing new! But making products to develop micro-habits IS something to dig deeper.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 13, 2018 05:32:04
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    @m1guelpiedrafita fun and useful ideas! I wonder how you might be able to create an evidence-based value proposition for each of these ideas, from concepts in behavioral science, for example.

    Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Dec 13, 2018 04:47:36
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    @m1guelpiedrafita there is #100DaysOfCode

    The Pageman avatar The Pageman | Dec 13, 2018 01:48:12
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    @m1guelpiedrafita great ideas! I think this challenge model could be applied to any sphere potentially. In the future I would like to build a platform for that: https://twitter.com/zyumbik/status/1060482329796374528.

    This could really evolve into 200 challenges a day and that's amazing!

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