For the first time ever, I’m streaming live video from my blog.
Work hasn’t been going too well lately, and when that happens I usually just leave work for a few days until things pick up again. While that may be good for stress relief, it’s not actually being proactive.
I have wanted to try live video streaming on my blog for a while now but never had a very good reason to do so until now. In order to help force myself to work, I’m streaming myself live and am putting up a little bit of cash as an incentive to follow through.
Catch Me Cheat, Win $100
Here’s the deal: I’m going to work today for 12 hours straight from 12:00pm noon to 12:00am midnight, Pacific Time (3pm-3am Eastern).
I will be allowed 1 full hour for a lunch or dinner break, and a 5-minute break every hour to use the bathroom/stretch my legs, etc. I will type something like ‘break’ or ‘brb’ in the chatroom of the live stream every time before I leave, and ‘back’ when I return.
If you catch me not return within 5-minutes (or my 1-hour lunch/dinner break) e-mail me with a screenshot of the chatroom from when I say ‘break’ or ‘brb’ and the current chatroom and video (which should show an empty seat). The chatroom has a "toggle timestamp’ feature, which if enabled, will show the time next to each message which is why taking a screenshot should make this work.
The first person who e-mails me with proof of me not returning from my break in time will get $100. I know it’s not very much, but in these hard economic times… 😉
You can view my official live video streaming page by going here, which allows for more chatroom and video options.
Note: I’m not sure how effective this whole setup will be. The entire point of it was to force me to work, but it’s extremely distracting trying to work when you know you’re being streamed live on the internet and have a chatroom full of people constantly commenting about you.
Ugh, I’m also tired. This was a bad idea to try this today, heh. I’m not going to get any effective work done when I’m tired and can’t concentrate.