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A Year of Starcraft II

About

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.

3 responses to “About

  1. ZiggyD July 5, 2011 at 2:17 am

    This is great to find, with the way the SC2 community is there is little wonder why this became you hobby. Strangely enough I found your blog/reddit thread through my google analytics traffic sources 😀

    I’ll be popping in from time to time to offer you some encouragement and advice.

    GLHF

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