Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Amazers is a platform which encourages members of the community to take on various challenges and share their results with each other.
Amazers works with people from several different fields in order to create unique challenges that can be completed by anyone with the right motivation. The site encourages that motivation by creating a new “challenge community” each time 30 users respond to a particular challenge. These communities serve as active online support groups, allowing users to start the challenge at the same time and share and track their progress along the way. Although an unlimited amount of people can sign up to complete a challenge, having a dedicated group of 30 people with whom you can share personal stories and progress throughout a challenge makes the Amazers experience more valuable.
The challenge that’s currently hosted on Amazers is called “Do Something Solo,” and it was designed by Roz Savage, the first woman to have rowed solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are 186 people participating in the challenge right now, and each has shared personal stories about their progress with doing things on their own. As a user completes various elements of the challenge, Roz appears in YouTube videos with additional guidance and stories about her own experiences. The duration of this particular challenge is 3 weeks, and the steps are clearly laid out before signing up. Amazers is a cool motivational idea, and the upcoming challenges have some interesting hosts (such as Chris Guillebeau, who visited every country in the world before he turned 35).