This is meant to be a guide post rather than a conversation thread. We want the information here to be available to everyone without scrolling. Please feel free to start a NEW thread in the Challenges & Goals Forum, with your thoughts and suggestions, any time.
NOTE: AS OF NOV. 4th, 2014, THE TEAM IS UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP. THESE "ABOUT" POSTS MAY OR MAY NOT BE AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF HOW THINGS WORK AT WRITERS.
CHALLENGES & GOALS We want to set up and facilitate challenges and goals that will benefit you. Because our team is comprised of diverse people, we like to provide multiple participation options. We do not expect anyone to do everything. We try to stick to a writerly slant in our challenges and goals, in order to honor the traditions of the craft.
Find the TEAM GOALS in the red section below the forums, and join / track the ones that will best motivate you. By successfully completing team goals each month, you are improving the success rate and standing of the whole team.
The 500 minutes a month goal is tied directly to the Spark People fitness tracker system, so your logged fitness activities will automatically contribute to the team's collective results once you've joined the goal.
Goals prefaced with OG: require a little more tracking work from you. First, join any OG: goal that appeals to you. In order for you to report your progress, you must check off your activity on your personal Other Goals page.
To report your progress: From the orange start bar in the header, click MY TRACKERS, choose OTHER GOALS, find WRITERS TEAM GOALS, and mark your activity.
We are always willing to try out new goals. If there's something you'd like to do, start a thread here in the CHALLENGES section so we can talk about it and put it into motion.
Some team goals, like:
OG: Take a contemplative, writerly walk of at least 20 minutes, outdoors, 1 time per week
ALSO have a conversational companion thread. In this case it's called:
Writerly Walk Companion Thread: What'd you see?
Be sure to check to see if there a companion thread for a goal you've joined. Add your thoughts about the goal. Share your successes. Cheer on the rest of the participants, or issue a personal challenge. A little competition can be a good thing.
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