My October Challenge turned out to be a success, bringing my challenge record to 11.5 and 2.5 or a completion rate of about 82%. The challenge this month was to be in the top 5 in five different investment categories on Seeking Alpha. For the month I ended up writing 38 articles and easily met my mark. Here’s where I finished in various categories:
Dividend Investing Strategy = #1
Income Investing Strategy = #2
Utilities = #3
Services = #4
Conglomerates = #5
Further, I was in the top 11 in three additional categories. Some categories aren’t particularly challenging to break into, while others require 100,000+ views. This challenge was a subset of an overall goal to reach 500 articles by yearend. With 58 articles remaining and less than 51 days to do it, this could be a bit out of reach. Especially when you consider I plan on taking off a few weeks in there.
Still, I’ve already written over 250 articles for the year (plus weekly material for my premium service and naturally things posted here). As such, I could take off the rest of the year still average well above an article per business day. In all likelihood my rate in the next two months will slow, but will nonetheless be consistent.
November Challenge = 60 Tons In 20 Days
My challenge this month will be to lift 60 tons – that is 120,000 pounds – in 20 days. Any curl, press, row, tri (you get the idea) or other available workout using my arms will qualify. I’ve done other exercise challenges in previous months, but none focusing specifically on weights. I randomly assigned this number, but I think it’s about twice my average workout. The idea is to keep improving and coming up with new challenges.