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The possibilities of 52 weeks
May 1, 2014 12:20 AM   Subscribe

What kind of projects have you followed where the author's goal is to teach someone something every week for 52 weeks? I'm particularly looking for the once a week format for a fixed amount of time.

For example, I'm a big fan of the following:

52 Cups of Coffee
My Year of Mixtapes
HackDesign
A.V. Club's Nashville or Bust
52 Weeks of UX

Don't really care about any topics in particular, though I'm a bigger fan of better writing. I really like the weekly format and something that knows it has to end at the end of the year (or a year after they started).
posted by jermspeaks to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
 
The series "French in Action" (previously in the blue) happens to have 52 episodes. You can probably find many on Youtube.
posted by rongorongo at 4:29 AM on May 1 [1 favorite]


Same with the Spanish learning series Destinos. Soap opera + language learning + mystery = FUN.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 4:48 AM on May 1 [5 favorites]


Echoes from the Vault gives a weekly lesson in how to do things the really old fashioned way. I think it will only run for the 52 weeks they are billing.
posted by SLC Mom at 10:43 AM on May 1 [2 favorites]


Quilt-alongs are big on this sort of thing - I don't do it myself, but have a friend who is currently following this one: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html

She says that it is excellent thus far. Apparently they do a different theme each year, with weekly tutorials and videos - looks like they have the archive stuff linked there as well.

When I was active there (long ago), writing.com had projects like this with one person leading weekly prompts and exercises, but unfortunately I can no longer find any of them. Alas.
posted by po at 4:29 AM on May 6


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