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30-5 Post Challenge

30-5 PostThis is a challenge I created to help me get past my perfectionism. Anyone is welcome to join in the challenge whether you join for one post, twenty posts or every post on your blog.

30-5 Post is a timed challenge designed to get perfectionists to stop over analyzing their posts. 30 minutes are to be spent on writing the post but no more than 5 minutes is to be spent on editing. Once the 5 minute time limit is up, the post must go online.

There will be mistakes. This challenge will be full of typos and grammatical errors slipping past the inner editor during those five minutes. I designed this challenge specifically for that fact.

However, in order for me to actually complete the challenge, I needed to have some editing, no matter how minor that may be. This is where the 5 minutes comes in.

Five minutes is enough time to run spell check and change some of the errors. It is not enough time to completely rewrite the post though.

And I realize that there will be posts that, on a second or third read through just need to be edited. So this challenge has a loop-hole. After 48 hours online (exactly 2 days), the post is allowed to be edited, revised, or deleted to your heart’s content.

However, the point of the challenge is to post regardless of what your inner editor may say. And, to be honest, my inner editor is not liking this challenge. This is my first post in this challenge and I already want to delete it.

So, for everyone who chooses to take part in this challenge (including me), good luck and may your inner editor spare your soul.