So, in the previous post I announced the challenge of blogging daily for the next 365 days or sending $1000 to a random person chosen from the comments section.
After doing it I received tons of comments (hopefully not just because of the potential easy $ you may win if I fail :D) about what am I going to write about, about the quantity and quality of the articles and so on.
A few fellow dev.to members suggested that I should substitute the goal of "1 article daily" by "x words daily" to make sure the published articles are high quality.
I agree that goal of writing "X amount of words daily" may lead to higher quality posts, so I decided to follow the suggestions I got in the comments section, and instead of publishing 1 article a day, I'll be writing 500 words daily, or 3500 words weekly.
This is a quite aggressive goal - as @InHuoOfficial mentioned in his comment, this would result in writing basically two novels in one year (over 180K words!).
To answer all the questions I had about topics of the articles - I'll be writing about things I'm currently working on at startup I help to build, about things I'm currently learning, about things I'm interested in.
I'm a pretty geeky tech person, so it's going to all revolve around software, programming and tech topics. You may also expect stuff about productivity, biohacking, and basically anything that may help you in your tech journey.
If this challenge goes well, I'll also describe my case study and show you how I managed to write and publish consistently over such a long time.
To keep the challenge fair and give you visibility into the process, besides publishing articles, I'll be publishing drafts of posts to a public Github repository (which is the repo of my private blog BTW).
You'll be able to track what I'm working on, topics of following articles, number of words or whatever you want to know about my writing.
So, as I previously mentioned, I'm changing the numbers in the challenge - instead of publishing 1 article a day, I'll write 500 words a day, 3500 words a week, over 180k words (2 novels!) a year. I'll do the counting, reporting and tracking if I meet the challenge's goals every week during the weekend.
If you want to be informed about progress and the results (and also about the potential $1000 winner in case I fail), you can sign up to the newsletter I quickly created for the purpose of this challenge.
Besides the newsletter, I'll publish all the articles (and challenge updates) here:
Please let me know what do you think about the changes and the form of the challenge. I'll try to constantly improve the process, but I'd also like to start the challenge ASAP (this week), so any feedback now is highly appreciated!