A few years ago, there was a passing fad of a “30 day challenge.” You would publically announcing you intend to do something within a compressed time line, then start publishing your daily exploits. The potential embarrassment of failure and artificial deadline was reason enough to keep you on track.
The idea is that without a deadline, the project meanders endlessly and never gets done. Worse yet, enthusiasm wanes and the project never actually gets done. The solution: give yourself an artificial deadline.
Most failed, but a few were entertaining to read.
So today, I’m declaring that I am building my first iPhone AND BlackBerry 10 applications, from scratch, within 30 days.