Something New Every Day

A record of doing a new thing every day in 2011

Something New Every Day: The Rules Saturday January 1, 2011

It’s New Year’s Day, so it’s the perfect time for starting ambitious but vaguely plausible projects.

The challenge I’m setting myself is to try to do something I haven’t done before on all 365 days of 2011.

In my rules, anything counts as “something new” if it’s a new experience for me, so it could be something as trivial as walking a different way to work, cooking something I haven’t made before, learning something new about software development, …

Why am I doing this? Several reasons really, but most of all I want to force myself to keep trying out new ideas and experiences. By making this a public challenge I’m hoping it will keep up my enthusiasm throughout the year. It will also be a reasonably interesting daily diary of 2011, but hopefully not too much like this video:

I’ll be using the Twitter Hashtag #new365 for posts in the project, and would be very happy if you want to play along too!

In a vaguely recursive sort of way, me setting up this project is the first new thing I’ve done this year, so I’m counting this as my first post (1/365)