The Self-Destructing Blog

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Behavior Hacking

In an attempt to force myself to write more, I created a small blog with a special twist.

The main feature of the blog was a 1-week countdown timer that reset every time I posted something new. If I ever went more than one week without posting anything, the timer would run out and everything I had posted would be deleted.

Self-destruct timer

The blog was successful at getting me to write weekly, but I discovered that the deadline constraint didn't leave me room to write the kinds of posts I really wanted to. I ended up posting many short pieces, instead of the longform pieces I had hoped to work on.