I’m a man of good intentions. You should see my to-do list, it’s full of good – nay, *great* – intentions. Chances are I’ll get around to half of them. I start a project and lose interest halfway through. I’d like to say that it’s because I’m like Jay-Z, I do one thing then [I’m on to the next one](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM1RChZk1EU). For example, I was so impressed by [Brigada Creative’s Life Calendar](http://bblinks.blogspot.com/2011/01/life-calendar-how-was-your-day.html) that I spent a few hours and [knocked together a version in PHP](http://lowbrowculture.com/mood/). As you can see, that lasted all of nine days, before I got bored with that and moved onto the next thing.
But I think we both know that’s not true. The problem is that I’m easily distracted and this affects my follow-through. With the life calendar thing, once the novelty wore off, I started to forget it was there and I forgot to update it. I could have set a reminder in my calendar, telling me to update it, but this would involve clicking “okay” to the reminder, firing up a browser, logging into the back-end, and then updating it. That’s at least two steps too many for me. My browser would launch and I’d forget what I opened it for and then I’d get sucked into my Google Reader.
What I love about the [Everyday App](http://everyday-app.com/) is that it’s just the right amount of steps for me, for my weaknesses. It reminds me to take a photo of myself each day, and from the reminder, I can immediately take a photo of myself. It’s frictionless. It’s perfect for people like me.
Plus, I don’t mind taking photos in my lift with its really unflattering fluorescent light just after I have gone running and when I [look like a sweaty, exercising hobo](http://www.flickr.com/photos/thrillho/5632122167/). Win-win.