It looks as if the Iron Blogger Freiburg initiative really was able to breathe some life into the blogs of our small group of spare-time writers!
Money is quite an incentive, I’ve come to learn. The impending “fine” of 4€ for missing the entry deadline on Monday morning makes sure that on Sunday evening at the latest, I force myself to launch my writing software. It’s been only two times now that I didn’t deliver; one time I spent the weekend in Rome and last weekend, I’ve been far to knackered to still write coherent sentences.
With Carolin and Heather, who both turned themselves in unsolicitedly for missing the deadline, we’ve now an open account of 16€ for the tab on our first meetup.
Speaking of meetup: Heather is going to visit Freiburg in May or June. Will we have accumulated a tidy sum until then? Anyone else who wants to clear their concience? ;-)
A blog entry from Antischokke made me aware of a great idea to breathe new life into the blogs of local writers. It’s called Iron Blogger, a group effort that requires the participants to write at least one blog post per week. Otherwise, they’ll have to chip in a “fine”. Every so often, the fines will be converted to drinks collectively.
I like this idea and invite all bloggers in Freiburg to join Iron Blogger Freiburg! We’ll use Mako’s rules. The fine will be 4€ per missed post (payable in person or via PayPal), and I’ll organize a meetup when the beer pool reaches 40€. The slacker limit is 20€ (reach it and you’re out unless you pay the balance).
If you’d like to join the group, let me know. You’ll reach me via the comments below, via email or Twitter.
I’m looking forward to get this thing off the ground. There’s some writing to do and I just ordered myself a new keyboard!
UPDATE: Woohoo! It’s taken only a few hours to get an enthusiastic group together! I’ve created a separate page on this website for us.