Blog Post Day II Retrospective

post by Daniel Kokotajlo (daniel-kokotajlo) · 2020-03-31T15:03:21.305Z · LW · GW · 9 comments

Saturday was Blog Post Day II [LW · GW]. It wasn't as good as Blog Post Day [LW · GW]. However, I'm still glad I did it.

To my knowledge six people wrote posts for Blog Post Day II. However, only one person (Ben Pace) finished on time and posted on LW [LW · GW]. One other person (myself) took an extra two days to post [LW · GW], because I wanted to get feedback from some friends. Interestingly, both Ben and I didn't write the posts we originally intended to write; we gave up on those and switched to our Plan B's instead.

The remaining four people seem to have mostly made good progress, even finishing their posts, but they are either posting elsewhere (I don't know where) or saving up their drafts to post later as part of a sequence.

This is about 75% as much participation as we had last time. I'm thinking I should do these less frequently than every month. I'll do the next one in 2-3 months probably. If you want it to happen sooner, say so! These things exist to serve the public interest, so if you are interested, make it public.


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comment by Tetraspace Grouping (tetraspace-grouping) · 2020-04-01T01:46:00.735Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm interested in participating in a Blog Post Day III! And I approve of one this month, mostly out of a self-interested regret that I missed out on Blog Post Day II.

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comment by Daniel Kokotajlo (daniel-kokotajlo) · 2020-04-01T10:50:19.022Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

OK, so you + Gyrodiot are making me think maybe I should do another one soon. But to be honest I need to focus less on blogging and more on working for a bit, so I personally won't be ready for at least a few weeks I think.

Whenever it happens, I should schedule it far in advance I think. That way people have more of a chance to find out about it.

comment by Raemon · 2020-03-31T20:45:11.351Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I also felt "monthly" was too soon (why I personally didn't participate). I do typically benefit from sort sort of Coordinated Effort Day once a month, but not necessarily the same Coordinated Effort Day. There are other things I need getting over the hump of motivation for.

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comment by Daniel Kokotajlo (daniel-kokotajlo) · 2020-06-10T22:57:54.963Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

FYI another one is happening in a few days. [LW · GW] :)

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comment by Raemon · 2020-06-10T23:13:20.505Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Alas, this particular weekend I'm just super busy, but I appreciate the reminder.

comment by Gyrodiot · 2020-03-31T20:00:31.806Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm making my interest public! I missed the deadline this time, which is evidence for me to start writing earlier.

I would support having another one this month.

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comment by Daniel Kokotajlo (daniel-kokotajlo) · 2020-06-10T22:57:20.916Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

OK, fyi it's happening in a few days. [LW · GW] :)

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comment by Gyrodiot · 2020-06-11T12:46:32.345Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for the reminder! I've had that post bookmarked as soon as I saw it and already started writing!