Why I’ve failed in Get Noticed contest

 
„It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It’s About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward!” 
– Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

In my first post I’ve described an initiative started by Maciej Aniserowicz – Get Noticed contest.

Rules were fairly simply, 2 blog posts per week plus continuous work on GitHub hosted open source project of my invention – deadline end of May.

  • Github hosted project: checked
  • Two blog posts per week: initially checked

Now if everything was planned and started with right foot, what went wrong.

Of course, if you want you can blame everyone, and everything around you, being tired after full time job, lack of time due to other responsibilities (daily tasks, family etc.), you name it.

However the truth is much more simple, and it has it’s name.

Laziness and lack of consistency. 

Being lazy is something that I can cope with (at least on a small scale, we all do), but what is much more problematic is being inconsistent, looking for excuses not to do something, this is something that mostly likely all of you would like to eliminate if you also experience it as I do.

For all of you that have read any of my previous blog posts, I would like to say sorry for not delivering new content as planned.

In order to sort it out / try to be more consistent, I’ve come up with a plan – 1 new goal was added to my list of goals it is named: Blogger.

My aim for this goal is to write at least 2 blog posts per week for a year.

Great goal Krzysiek, but how you want to achieve it if you had problems to stick to the same for a month … valid point, let me explain what steps I’ve taken in order to succeed this time.

New project was added to my ToDoist called – Blogger, each week (Sunday) I plan to come up with 2 blog posts for upcoming week, along with some initial notes as to what will be in those posts.

Furthermore topics will be mostly related to stuff that I know well or something that I’ve recently learnt and understood (during participation in Get Noticed I’ve found it difficult to write a blog post about a project that I try to deliver when I’ve started from JavaScript course – as my knowledge of web development is on pretty „junior” level).

To sum it all up, better planning, smaller steps that can be easily achievable, blog posts with topics that I’m familiar with and of course the rewards 🙂

Thanks to Mirek Burnejko (from trzypoziomy.pl and his daily YouTube vlog), goal that I’ve added to my list have 3 levels first level is to blog twice per week for 60 days, level 2 for 180 days and level 3 for 365 days. After completing each level I’m going to reward myself (will write about that, once I will achieve Level 1 of Blogger Goal).

Once again, sorry for not delivering what was promised, I will do my best to repay you in upcoming weeks.

Thanks,
Krzysiek

Btw. Above statement doesn’t mean that I’m ditching ExpenseTracker project it is still my top priority.

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