Currently debating between #100DaysOfMusic or #100DaysOfIndieWeb for my #100Days project.
#100DaysOfMusic - The goal would be to write a short 10-20 second song every day. The goal would be to write something that's "finished" enough to be able to use it as a podcast or video intro song, so it doesn't have to be long, but has to sound decent. I want to get back into writing music, since I've only done a tiny bit over the last couple years, and it helps to have a more concrete goal. The only way to get better is with practice, so forcing myself to limit myself to 1 day for each "song" means I won't be able to get stuck down a path of trying to make something sound "perfect", and will just focus on trying out new things all the time.
#100DaysOfIndieWeb - The goal would be to make a visible improvement to any of my IndieWeb projects every day. Some of these projects are things like the interface I'm using to write this post, or the IndieWeb chat client, or the validators for some of the specs. The motivation for this is that I was just looking through the GitHub issues on some projects and realized there are some issues that have been open for over a year. I never regret making progress on these projects and would benefit from an excuse to do so regularly.
Crazy idea... maybe I can do both?
Sounds great! Small daily goals with concrete deliverables ... excellent approach. I need to think about that for myself. I'm good at making "to do lists", but getting the items crossed off is where I foul up... On the subject of music, I'd be thrilled to hear what you come up with. I've been having fun with my bit of writing about "Joe King, private eye". And I've been thinking of doing audio books when I've finished the writing, since I enjoy so much the sound of the language. Maybe later we could collaborate on some suitable musical bits to round out the readings, some spoof cool jazz ...
I am rooting for music too Aaron because I am pretty sure our world is going to be needing "harmony " more than almost anything starting back in November. I am still working at it and I bet you would find great satisfaction and solace when it would be just the "thing" Sometimes I wish I could hand off some music I have to someone younger if you ever think of collaboration 😉🎶