I just finished my 3rd cohort as editor in Write Of Passage. I gave feedback on 227 essays in 5 weeks. People are amazed but it's not complicated. There are two reasons.Thanks for reading Unknown Unknowns! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.
Thank you for sharing my article, Chris! You made my week. And I'm glad we could share a laugh
Derek Sivers is one of my favorite people of all time. If you haven't already read it, I think you would like his most recent book "How to live".
Aha! So the secret motivator was the table. But the volume and quality of the feedback was still very impressive.
Over 200 essays!? That is insane! Gamification obviously works for you. I think whether it’s good or bad depends on mindset. Look up Promotion and prevention oriented motivation. Gamification is good with a promotion mindset because you are playing for development. It won’t matter if you fall behind. You won’t give up. But if you have a prevention mindset you’re playing not to lose. And falling behind can cause a lot of stress. Thanks for sharing the WOP essays!