This topic is meant to post your cj-projects and ideas.
I figured that within the cj-community that on average there are a lot of projects running per person.
Also there are a lot of ideas people have for certain projects, but simply due to the fact that they take a lot of (1) time, (2) energy and a require of a lot of (3) motivation it’s often in the perspective of those people not worth starting or finishing it because many people don’t have that much time, energy or motivation to work on such a project alone.
This results in many potential unaccomplished cj-projectideas, many unfinished cj-projects and a very slow rate of cj-projects getting finished which is needed to maintain an active cj-community.
So the simple solution to think of for that is that the people in the cj-community who have some time, energy and motivation (even if they only have a really small amount of it) should stack up those 3 substances in order to accomplish those cj-projects.
An important idea to keep in mind is that working as a group of people on a project should balance out the relation between ‘time+energy invested’ versus ‘endresult+response from others’.
Also, working on a cj-project with one or more people could boost up your motivation and energy for it while the amount of motivation and energy required decreases per person working on the project*.
But now comes the most difficult part: realising the solution.
And that’s where this topic is for.
In this topic you can post:
- cj-projects you are working on and where you could/would like to get some help on.
- ideas to inspire some people who would like to start a certain cj-project.
- cj-projects you won’t finish or even start since you have zero amount of one or more of those 3 ‘substances’ if you would have to work on that project *alone.
In this way people will be able to know the existence of certain projects you are working on and perhaps maybe even offer some help.
Alright, so in terms of realising that solution: step 1 is to let the people know about your project by making a post here in this thread.
Here are some guidelines (in order) you could use when writing that post:
1. elaborately describe the endresult you are working towards to.
2. to trigger other people’s motivation you could explain how your project could serve the activity of the cj-community (the uniqueness and creativity of it).
3. Clarity means a lot, so strategically express the progress by presenting a checklist of steps to accomplish the project might be something valuable working out, not only for others since that makes it way more easier to offer help, but you’ll also create a good overview on the project for yourself. This is how you do that:
- Create a checklist where you divide the project in steps and think about how much time each steps takes in that checklist.
- Now do each amount of time per step times 2, because the reality of working on cj-projects is that the amount of time you will have spent to it is always twice as much as you thought before you started the project, just trust me on that, it’s true...
- Try to split or merge those steps into periods of time which is almost equal to the amount of time every time you are able to work on the project.After that create a schedule in your agenda saying ‘just work on the project’ and keep working down the checklist of steps to strategically work on your project.In this way you won’t be able to say to yourself ‘oh.. for fack sake, I am behind schedule... *sigh*’ which could demotivate you; just accept those moments you are not able to complete one step each time in the checklist you work on the project.
4. Provide contact information: when people would offer you some help it’s very useful to let them know how they could contact you. (f.e. Steam profile link)
Here are some valuable things to keep in mind when working with one or more people on a cj-project:
- When you accepted help from others or when you decided to work with one or more people on a project, they become part of the project which means that their creativity is also going to be part of it which means that your project won’t be 100% designed according to your creativity, learn to accept that and use your creative mind to blend your creativity into theirs. You could also try to find some excitement in the fact that the endresult now gets more ‘mysteriously’ since other people’s creativity are involved too.
- When you give feedback on the other person’s work (on the project) try to follow this structure:
amount of criticism=amount of compliments.
There is nothing wrong with criticism, but neither is there anything wrong with giving compliments.
- Actively have contact with each other; maybe even schedule moments where you both talk about the progress of the project. Even when you work alone on a project it’s very useful to talk with others about how the process is going in terms of what works out very well and what struggles you meet while working on it.
- The endresult often turns out differently than when you created the idea before you started working on the project, so be aware that when you start working on a project based on an idea, the project idea is not a script but it’s a guideline.
- Try to enjoy working on it.
Good luck and have fun!