I thought I’d give an update on how my second attempt at my 40-Hour Week Challenge is progressing.
I’ve just started the 3rd day and things are going very well, thanks to my great performance yesterday:
Timeline: April 7th 11am – April 14th 11am
April 7th: 4 Hours
April 8th: 8 Hours
April 9th: 2 Hours
Total: 14 Hours
That leaves me with 26 hours to hit in 4 days, an average of 6.5 hours a day, meaning I have to definitely stay on this. Some people have also requested that I mention what I actually do during these hours, so here’s a rough list of what I’ve accomplished (if you can call it that) in the past few days:
- Wrote blog posts
- Went through all my e-mails and took care of them (This always takes a large portion of time away)
- Did a few things from my ‘todo’ list (mostly minor stuff so far such as removing pop-ups from Movie-Vault, editing a description on Merendi.com, updating the year for top movies on Movie-Vault, etc.)
- Went through all my forums and took care of any needed business such as responding to any PM’s, making sure everything was running okay, and responding to comments and suggestions posted
- In addition to above, I added the NoSpam! vB Plugin to CarForums, which had a CRAZY amount of spam, and spent a long time banning dozens of past spammers and removing around 100 spammed threads. I also added a new forum to CookingForums and moved all relevant threads, and added a new forum on MovieForums and moved all relevant threads
- Talked to some people on IM regarding work-related stuff; sometimes this strays a bit from actual productive work and so I need to avoid that
- Put Halflife.org up for sale on a bunch of forums; have a buyer already who will be purchasing it for around $2250
- Put Movie-Vault.com up for sale on a bunch of forums
- Set up a new item in my PFO Cafepress store and sent out “Thank you gifts” to a couple of my mods at PFO (PFO Beer stein and t-shirt)
- Installed a plugin on PFO for a contest I’m about to launch there, had to investigate and modify it to suit my needs as well.
- Talked with my reviewer for PublisherSpot; negotiated a higher price per review in return for faster turnaround time.
- Instructed my programmer to add a new feature to PublisherSpot and aided him with any questions he needed
That’s mainly all I did. I don’t know if that sounds bad for 14 hours of work, but some of the things such as checking up on the forums and cleaning them up, doing my e-mail, and putting my sites up for sale take up a lot of time.
So far, I’m very satisfied with what I’ve accomplished in the past 3 days, although these past 2 hours I’ve been working I think I could have been more productive.
PublisherSpot is doing well and I have a simple but major feature coming soon, as soon as my programmer finishes it. I also have a bunch of updates and good news about it as well, which I’ll probably blog about in the next day or two.
Anyhow, that’s it for now. So far, so good…