so yup, i've basically failed all my new years resolutions already. my charity scheme just didn't really work, as i didn't mind giving money to charity. i cooked up a different motivational scheme that i want to try out, and it involves anyone who reads my blog!
monetary punishment having little effect on my work rate, i've decided to change to a time based punishment. so heres the plan...
every week i will attempt to play x number of hours + x exercise periods. i will post my weekly results on this blog and for every hour under my target, i will give out 1 hour of free coaching to people who comment on my blog.
not sure yet of all the itty bitty details, but it will probably be around 15 hours of playing, 4 exercise sessions, and i will teach in 2 hour chunks if possible. so for example, if i played 13 hours of poker and did 3 exercise sessions that would give a penalty of 3 hours. the first commenter on that blog would get 2 hours of coaching, and the next guy would get 1 hour. there isn't much to stop me cheating, i will probably screen capture my weekly sessions tab, but the exercise you'll have to just trust me. i know that its hard to trust a degenerate gambler ;)
I haven't got round to advertising for coaching yet, but will get the ad up on Cardrunners in the next few days. probably the easiest way of coaching if its only going to be a 2 hour taster session is to do a HEM replayer of a session you played, because then i can see what you did and comment on how i'd play, and then watch it play out without any bias. i'm up for other methods tho if you want.
so basically i think this will work really well, because i will be tied into a certain number of hours of work per week, and the decision is up to me whether i want to earn money working, or work for free :)
i will try and post some other content in the future also, so watch this space
btw i think the first week i will try will be starting monday 27th february.