I have been sorely neglecting this blog as of late and I’ve been in somewhat of a rut so I’ve decided to give myself a challenge. Every day, for the next 30 days, I will post at least 1 substantive blog post. I want to write well, I feel my ideas are important and they should be spread more widely. But writing well doesn’t come from just wishing to write well, it requires me first to expunge the torrent of crap writing that any writer has to go through.

Seeing as I’m a big fan of designing social mechanisms, I’m also designing one to keep me motivated: For every day I miss posting, I will donate $20 to the ACLU. As an added bonus, if you’re the first one to spot that I’ve missed a day and post that fact in the comments, I will buy you a beer the next time I see you (people living more than 100 miles away, we’ll work out some alternative type of arrangement).

I’m hoping the combination of guilt and fear of social ridicule will keep me writing. Lets se how this works…

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