At the end of 2020, I've decided to make 2021 a challenging year. I have committed to doing 12 monthly challenges, one for each month. You can see the list of all the challenges here. Below is a summary of the July challenge.
Challenge: Daily post on Instagram
Why: I was looking was something different and unusual for the last challenge of the year. Posting on Instagram sounded like a nice challenge. It was completely out of character for me (I usually post maybe twice a year), so I would have to make an effort, and it was interesting to do something unusual.
Challenge completion rate: 74% (23 out of 31) - Failed
At the end of each day, I recorded if I had completed the challenge for the day. For each entry, I also usually added the amount of effort it took to perform the task, but this one, I didn't record effort because posting on Instagram isn't that hard 😄
These were all my posts for the month (the top-left one is from the next year).
It sounded easy enough and not like a real challenge, so I often didn't even think about it throughout the day. It meant that I often had to come up with something at the end of the day. You can come up with only so many ideas to take a picture when you're alone in a dark room at night. This resulted in a missed day, and then it snowballed, and there were two more streaks of failed days.
Two main learnings:
No. It was an interesting experiment, but it was a one-time thing. Maybe I'll post a little more often than twice a year but not every day.
(Spoiler alert: No, I didn't. Next year, in 2022, I posted a total of... 1 time. To my defense, I did post on Instagram Stories more often.)
This was the last challenge of the year.
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