What Is a Do Date?
A Do Date is a time to work on the things that have no due date; to give yourself permission to ignore the things you “have” to do, and instead do the things you want to do.
What you work on is up to you. Draw a picture, edit a blog post, write some code, read a book; whatever you feel is worth doing, do that.
- The goal of a Do Date is simply to do things. Nothing more, nothing less.
- Anything can be done at a Do Date.
- Enjoy each other’s company, but work hard to not disturb others while they are working.
- Anyone can organize a Do Date; there is no "leader".
- No one will be held accountable to complete the tasks that they plan to work on, or even to work on them at all.
Tips for a Successful Do Date
- Have some easy way of notifying the members of your group that you’d like to plan a Do Date. This could be email, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging; whatever works best for your group.
- It can be nice to tell the group what you plan to work on. This could be done at a specific time, or just done as people arrive.
- The location of your Do Date is obviously up to you, but you’ll want to choose someplace easily accessible by the rest of your group, and quiet enough to concentrate. Some good options are coffee shops, libraries, parks, or someone’s home. Groups can even meet remotely, via video chat, instant messaging, or through a social network like Twitter.
Want to go on a Do Date?
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