Monday is gone, but it’s not too late for the Whine Free Week Challenge.
I’m giving a pretty darn good prize here: a lifetime Insiders membership (worth tons of money & time). The contest is available for current Insiders as well.
(Those of you who are unfamiliar with the Insiders service, I’ll tell that basically it’s a “club” whose members get beneficial goodies such as access to indie PR service for games, ebooks and material about game development & production, access to top secret whine-free special private forums, network with other cool guys and things like that. Tons of goodies that members enjoy. There’s now close to 100 members.)
Basically – the idea is that in this week the participants will reduce/stop whining. Participants includes me. This means that whining needs to be stopped at work, home, hobbies, forums, anywhere for this week (challenge ends on September 1st).
Whenever you see yourself whining or thinking negatively, you need to stop doing that and remind you about the Whine Free Week challenge.
If you see somebody whining on forums, link to this post and tell them to stop whining. Gently.
If you hear people whining around you, tell them about this challenge.
If you are a guru who never whines, you are labeled as a liar.
(Just kidding here.)
The winner isn’t the one who is not whining this week (surprise, surprise), but rather the person who gives us the best report about his whine free week. You can report your whine free week via Twitter (see also #whinefreeweek) or simply via your Blog in case you own one.
I want you to write about situations where you (1) stopped whining or (2) were about to start whining but remember this contest. If you (3) see somebody whining, show us what you did (including all the flamewars that were started). Tell also (4) if others reacted differently (like your kids, friends, family).
If you don’t have Twitter nor Blog, then simply track your progress by writing comments to this blog post. Whatever gets the message public is just cool.
Fun, good report & sharing information about this challenge should rank pretty high in the contest…
Help make the world bit less whining…
Please share this info with others. If you have a blog, please consider mentioning this post in your site. If you have a Twitter, remember to retweet and participate.
And the contest begins
1) Stop whining
2) Write what happened
3) (Win Insiders membership – somebody gets it)
Let’s get going. Ask me if something is unclear.