Everyone has different ways to jumpstart your momentum and motivation to do campaigns.
I thought we could all share some tactics we use to get us over humps and slumps to get the task completed.
Here are some methods I use—
Everyone uses the counter to motivate. Whether every 100 or 1,000 tiles, seeing that counter move gives instant feedback about your contributions. But sometimes, counting that way gets boring.
II admit, I’m a tile-row counter… meaning right to left or up and down. Counting as I move occupies my mind. If I know it is 53 across, hitting those last 3 gives a little boost.
The random Jump. If you are a more “organized” searcher (across, down, across…row after row), you might enjoy focusing on doing Jump for a period, say 15 to 30 minutes… or by counting a set number (whatever # you choose). You might do 20 jumps, then stop and return to an organized search pattern.
If you always go across, then up or down, and across, try going up or down the tiles. I think @EmeraldEyes said she sometimes makes a “box” going round and round a starting tile.
Another kewl thing to do during off-hours* is to set your browser low (say 33%) or zoom out -5 and see how much of the map you’ve uncovered. When you click a tile, it will go back to a higher zoom, but you also need to reset your browser (Control Key plus the + key) to go back to 100%. [By off-hours, I mean after 6pm to about 7am Colorado time, or on weekends. Letting large sections of the map load seems to drag more on the servers during the business day.]
So how do you get going again or give yourself a boost to complete more of a campaign?
I need some new methods.