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invitation: 7 posts in 7 days

May 28, 2023 by jonbo

the tldr:

7 posts in 7 days. Whatever length and format. Submitted daily or all at once.

the specifics:

  • when: Mon May 29 - Sun June 4.
  • format: a link to your blog post (or the content of it), a tweet/thread, photo of a handwritten page, or a voice note.
  • a short kickoff call Mon 5 pm MT to get a chance to share your intentions, and ask any clarifying questions (optional!)

how to join:

  1. click here to send an iMessage or email I’m in” to
    • please include your preferred name to go by (doesn’t have to be your real name).
  2. optionally, click below to add some reminders (start, midway, and deadline) to your calendar

how to play:

  • if you have a site: publish the post there and send me a link to it via iMessage or email.
  • if you don’t have a site and would like to have your posts hosted here, send me the title + content via iMessage or email.
    • posts should be in markdown format; if that doesn’t work for you, send me a message and I’ll gladly help you out.
    • if you are curious about starting your own blog, I recommend Blot (what this is hosted on) or Substack.


The last time my friends and I played this game, I was astonished at how fun and generative it was. I believe the reasons for that came down to:

  • the importance of simply writing. the most important thing when you’re starting a youtube channel or blog or even a twitter account or whatever is… that you make the next video, write the next blogpost, post the next tweet. [also] that you enjoy the process and you look forward to making stuff”

  • we did it together. having the soft social pressure of having something to show gave me just enough energy to push myself that extra mile.

  • it’s bounded. 7 posts in 1 week. we all have commitments; this doesn’t have to be a grand thing to be fun and interesting.

So I want to do it again, with you?

Enough waffling. I want to write. And I want to write with my friends. So I’m inviting y’all along with me on this journey. If you’re interested, send me an iMessage or email (and be sure to include your name). Thanks for playing!