I’ve mentioned previously that back in the day, 1998-2005 to be precise, I ran an online trivia game by email. I would send out the questions Monday to Friday, people around the world would play, and they’d send me answers back by the end of the week. I’d mark everything, total up the scores, and post the answers and results each Sunday night. Then Monday morning, I’d start all over again.
It was, in some ways, the ultimate in choice. A reality that I chose to create surely out of stubbornness, determination, and time. Sometimes it overwhelmed me. And to be clear, we’re not talking an automated process with hundreds or thousands of players, it was just me sending email out to about 70-100 players depending on the week/month/year.
But I did it. Why? Because I wanted to. I liked running the game, coming up with questions. As I’ve blogged in recent weeks, I would love to put it on my website and run it again. The problem is simply one of time. I don’t have the time to devote to running an open game, and I’ve never really liked automated games that much. I’ve considered maybe someday creating an app to do it, but for now, I’m fine with what I have. Which is an option to put things on my website, a quiz page here or there.
Yet for fun, as part of a workplace charitable campaign, I relaunched email by trivia for three weeks. I only have about 15 players so far, easily managed, with the only wrinkle being that it has to be entirely bilingual for both language and content. PolyWogg Trivia rides again. And today was the first day.
Today I choose to relaunch a form of PolyWogg Trivia by email.
What choices did you make today?