Juha-Matti Santala
Community Builder. Dreamer. Adventurer.

I completed #100DaysToOffload

100 Days To Offload is a blog challenge set up by Kev Quirk to encourage people to write blog posts more consistently. It has very simple set of rules:

There are some simple and reasonable guidelines if you want to take part in #100DaysToOffload:
  • This needs to be done on a personal blog, not a corporate blog. If you don’t have a personal blog, you can sign up for a free one at Bear Blog.
  • There is no specific start date. Your 100 posts can start or end whenever you want them to, they just need to be completed within 365 days.
  • Publish 100 new posts in the space of a year.
  • There are no limits to what you can post about – write about whatever interests you.
  • Once you have published an article, don’t forget to post a link on your social media with the hashtag `#100DaysToOffload`.
  • Get your friends involved!

I like challenges because they inspire and motivate to write more and ones with topics or restrictions come with a benefit of constraints breeding creativity. Last August I took part in Blaugust (and am planning to do so this year too) and since January I’ve been participating in IndieWeb Carnival (and I’m hosting it in May, hope to see you participate!).

100 Days to Offload has been on the back of my mind for a while. Last year, I hit 89 blog posts and newsletter issues and my goal for 2024 is to publish 100. That number was partly inspired by being the next big round number after 89 and partly by Kevin’s 100 Days to Offload challenge.

The challenge itself doesn’t require the posts to be published within a calendar year though. Any window of 365 days is okay.

Between March 1st 2023’s Potluck: The Deck and February 21st 2024’s Talk ideas for new and experienced speakers, I published 100 blog posts so I called it a win and submitted a pull request to add myself to the Hall of Fame.

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