A Year of Starcraft II
On June 1, 2011 I submitted a request to r/askreddit, asking the hive-mind to select something to which I would devote two hours a day, six days a week for a year.
You see, I have a problem focusing on things. And while reddit is perhaps part of this problem, I thought it could help me with a solution. To force myself to work at something, I put myself out there with this request, thinking that the shame and the penalty ($1000 to a charity of reddit’s choosing) of not going through with it would give me the push to complete a year of work, no matter what that work would entail.
I had no way of knowing what would be chosen, but I thought I had an idea. An instrument or a language, perhaps. And as I went to work, about 8 hours after posting the request, sure enough learning to play the piano was the top voted suggestion. Hah. The hive-mind had other ideas.
With over 1300 more votes than the next choice, Starcraft II will be my focus for a year.
A strange idea at first, but the comments and obvious dedication of the subreddit point to something that sounds like a lot of fun, with some excellent people to learn with. I have never played an strategy game like this, but I have seen a few videos. So, I will start with a clean slate.
I will begin on June 8th, 2011, and update my progress on this blog.