Today was my 28th consecutive day releasing to CPAN, and I'm one day behind BARBIE who started all this. Having to release every day has pushed me in a number of ways, and I've certainly done more in the last 4 weeks than I would have otherwise.
Last month I created the once a month / week / day pages, partly because CJM's once a week competition has prompted me to do more than perhaps I might have otherwise. A few weeks ago BARBIE started a quest to hit 30 consecutive days releasing. He cunningly waited until he was top of the leaderboard before announcing his plan. At that point I was one day behind him, and decided I'd ride in his slipstream.
In that time I've
I've had a couple of close shaves. Last Saturday I decided I'd finally get around to writing and releasing a first cut of a module I've been meaning to write for a while. Fortunately the switch to BST means that I've got an extra hour, and I made it with 12 minutes to spare. Without the motivation of this silly competition, and wanting to not break the chain I probably wouldn't have got round to doing it yet.
Do a Perl thing every day:
Even if you just do a little bit every day, pretty soon you can look back and think, "hey, I've done quite a bit", and then you want to keep going.
Tweet about it and add the hashtag
I tried knocking up something to
look for these and make a leaderboard, but gave up on Net::Twitter.
Anyone fancy giving it a go?