I am torn – on the one hand for contests with a degree of work involved, I don’t always have enough free cycles in a month, and there is always procrastination. On the other, a deadline is a great motivator. While I may not make today’s cut off for the Feb comp, I cannot honestly say that if it had been two months, that I wouldn’t have waited til the end of March to get stuck in.
Concerning remarks on the February competition, there have been a few time where I have not participated because the items on offer, while very nice, were not of interest to me. It wouldn’t feel right to try to win something that’s just going to wind up gathering dust or on E-Bay when there is a TWWer who is going to actually use and enjoy it..