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Weekly challenges. We need your ideas/thoughts?

StephanieStephanie Posts: 505 Super Moderator
edited February 13 in Travel & Free Time
Hey folks,

So here at The Mix we have been thinking about the weekly challenges, we've noticed that they haven't been getting much involvement, people are voting for them each week but are not always taking part in them.

We wanted to get your thoughts and ideas about the weekly challenges.

So let us know your thoughts and ideas. If you get a bit stuck these are some good things to think about:

How often you would like the challenges? (e,g stick to weekly, or fortnightly or even monthly)

What kind of challenges you would like to see and take part in?

If you don't participate in the weekly challenges, why is that?

What would make you want to join in with the weekly challenges?

We're really looking forward to getting your thoughts and ideas on this :star:

Take good care everyone :heart: 


                               "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

- Albus Dumbledore 

Comments

  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,344 The Mix Elder
    Heyyy

    what would make me take part more is if other people replied more. Cause i have FOMO. Lol. 

    Also some of the challenges over lap another thread so i sometimes do not see the point in that but sometimes do
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  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 505 Super Moderator
    edited February 16
    Shaunie said:
    Heyyy

    what would make me take part more is if other people replied more. Cause i have FOMO. Lol. 

    Also some of the challenges over lap another thread so i sometimes do not see the point in that but sometimes do
    Hey Shaunie, 

    Thank you for your reply. Hopefully we get more feedback from others too, and then we can hopefully get weekly challenges back up and running so that others involve too. Very valid feedback about the challenges over lapping with other threads, Something we should be able to look into. :heart:

    Thanks again :star:

                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,876 Mega Poster
    I like the weekly challenges, I try to take part but like shaunie it would encourage me more if others did aswell 😂 what would be great is maybe having some on repeat? Like self care ones. I find the self care month thread a bit overwhelming cause does anyone actually have time for that 😂 but say having one week a month dedicated to self care would make it more manageable and I think more people would take part.

    I also find some of the challenges a bit much, like drawing ones, I love drawing but do it more for fun than a weekly challenge where I have to draw something each day, I'm a perfectionist so it takes me a few days for one drawing 😂

    Don't know what I'm getting at here, basically some of the challenges are too complicated if that's the word? Like i struggle to get out of bed most days so doing something that takes time is so daunting. I think finding a combination of motivation and fun challenges would be more beneficial and more people might take part, could also help people. Such as doing a simple housework challenge, or kindness challenge. Just challenges that make us feel good about ourselves, or proud of something, instead of going to bed with the thought of another day being wasted, I think the challenges should push us out our comfort zone, but just a wee bit so it's not too overwhelming, but something to be proud of, I don't know if it's possible to do challenges like that but would be good 😊
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,525 Postholic
    The monthly self care threads are there as a positive thing and a reminder that self care matters. Those threads won't ever change!

    Challenges should be every other week. Giving 2 weeks for people to have time to join in. That's one of my issue personally as I work 3 jobs, finding time to join in can sometimes be difficult but by the time I found myself able to join in, the next one had been posted. 
    I think small weekly photo challenges, drawing challenges, positive quotes challenges and games as challenges would be fun...so like a challenge of creating a story as a community.. everyone writes one sentence at a time to create the story and it basically doesn't end to the next challenge. 

    I think a lot of people don't join in because they sit and wait for someone else to post first. Maybe they are too uncomfortable to get involved unless someone else gets the ball rolling first?
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 505 Super Moderator
    I like the weekly challenges, I try to take part but like shaunie it would encourage me more if others did aswell 😂 what would be great is maybe having some on repeat? Like self care ones. I find the self care month thread a bit overwhelming cause does anyone actually have time for that 😂 but say having one week a month dedicated to self care would make it more manageable and I think more people would take part.

    I also find some of the challenges a bit much, like drawing ones, I love drawing but do it more for fun than a weekly challenge where I have to draw something each day, I'm a perfectionist so it takes me a few days for one drawing 😂

    Don't know what I'm getting at here, basically some of the challenges are too complicated if that's the word? Like i struggle to get out of bed most days so doing something that takes time is so daunting. I think finding a combination of motivation and fun challenges would be more beneficial and more people might take part, could also help people. Such as doing a simple housework challenge, or kindness challenge. Just challenges that make us feel good about ourselves, or proud of something, instead of going to bed with the thought of another day being wasted, I think the challenges should push us out our comfort zone, but just a wee bit so it's not too overwhelming, but something to be proud of, I don't know if it's possible to do challenges like that but would be good 😊
    Thank you Bubbles for your feedback. :heart:

    Very valid feedback and something that we can definitely look into. :smile:  

    Thanks again :star:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 505 Super Moderator
    GreenTea said:
    The monthly self care threads are there as a positive thing and a reminder that self care matters. Those threads won't ever change!

    Challenges should be every other week. Giving 2 weeks for people to have time to join in. That's one of my issue personally as I work 3 jobs, finding time to join in can sometimes be difficult but by the time I found myself able to join in, the next one had been posted. 
    I think small weekly photo challenges, drawing challenges, positive quotes challenges and games as challenges would be fun...so like a challenge of creating a story as a community.. everyone writes one sentence at a time to create the story and it basically doesn't end to the next challenge. 

    I think a lot of people don't join in because they sit and wait for someone else to post first. Maybe they are too uncomfortable to get involved unless someone else gets the ball rolling first?
    Hey GreenTea 

    Thanks for your feedback, we hear what you are saying about every 2 weeks instead of every week, this could work, especially for individuals who may not have enough time in the week. 

    Would it help if maybe myself or somebody else on the modding team were to comment first on the thread to kick start the ball rolling? 

    Thanks again :star:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea The best. The moonPosts: 1,525 Postholic
    Maybe if more mods and the actual people who work at the mix that work the boards got involved..like Mike and ed.. I'm sure more people will get on board if they saw more than just community members
  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 505 Super Moderator
    GreenTea said:
    Maybe if more mods and the actual people who work at the mix that work the boards got involved..like Mike and ed.. I'm sure more people will get on board if they saw more than just community members
    Thank you for this feedback. :smile:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 
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