Is there something that you wish you had done differently this year?
September 15, 2020 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Since 2008, ten questions have been emailed across the world. If you have signed up to DoYou10Q? you will receive a question to respond to every day for ten days. A year later your answers are sent back to you.

Structured loosely around the Jewish High Holy Days, 10Q provides a space for reflection and prediction. Some participants choose to make their replies public, and there's an archive of over ten years of answers.
posted by Gin and Broadband (10 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my gosh I have been just thinking about this (since, yes, holidays coming up) and I wonder if this is the best year to start this, or the worst? Thanks for the nudge, I may as well sign up.
posted by jessamyn at 3:41 PM on September 15, 2020 [2 favorites]

In 2020, I became a cockroach, like Gregor Samsa. Most mornings, I scurry out at dawn, water my garden, go out for groceries and scurry back into the shadows. Most days, I don't think I'm worth more than an insect.
posted by SPrintF at 4:26 PM on September 15, 2020 [9 favorites]

I've been doing this for a quite a few years. All of your answers from years past are also stored and available during the 10 days. Some years I answer all the questions, sometimes just use the space to write about whatever and sometime I get behind and just write one long entry on the last day,

About whether to start, I would borrow from the old proverb: "the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today"
posted by metahawk at 6:16 PM on September 15, 2020 [9 favorites]

Thank you for sharing this, I'm going to sign up.
posted by rebent at 7:13 PM on September 15, 2020

You can't sign up before the 18th, apparently?
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:45 PM on September 15, 2020

I was able to sign up. They just aren't sending out the questions yet.
posted by briank at 4:33 AM on September 16, 2020 [2 favorites]

So I randomly picked an archive year to see the questions, and the first one was "Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year," and I got all twitchy because I hate the use of "impact" as a verb, and then I thought my gosh I'm getting so so crabby. Is it old age, this crazy year (these crazy years), or both?
posted by JanetLand at 6:24 AM on September 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Signed up, looking forward to it.
posted by emelenjr at 9:57 AM on September 16, 2020

Thanks for this. Been looking for something to "force" me to be more self-aware.
posted by notsnot at 12:04 PM on September 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thank you for this post! I just signed up and did both the regular question as well as the CoVid supplemental. It was nice to get out some of the feelings of *all this* out. Yeah, I could journal, but having directed questions got me to a place that I subconsciously knew I needed to get to better (quicker) than that route.

< aside>Gin and Broadband are two of my favorite things. So I clicked on your website link and had a Homer moment of "I am subscribed to their newseltter!"< /aside>
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd at 4:58 PM on September 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

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