A couple of questions that we'd be asking if we were you:
Where did this idea come from?
10Q was inspired by the traditional ten days of reflection that occur between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a period of time that’s long been considered an opportunity to look at where you're at, where you've come from, and where you're heading. Whether you're Jewish or not, though, 10Q is a great way for anyone to look back at the year that’s past, look ahead at the year to come, and take stock. That’s a beautiful thing in any language.
Are you a cult?
No, 10Q is not a cult -- but we wouldn’t object to a cult following.
Why should I do 10Q?
Because reflection is always a good thing. Because you haven’t written a journal for fifteen years and the thought of spending ten days a year chronicling who you are and what you think and how you live your life is an interesting prospect. And because in a year’s time you may want to visit with your old self and uncover some of your life’s greatest themes and patterns.
Sounds intriguing. I want to do it. Logistical question: Can I go back during the ten days and change my answers to previous questions?
Yes, during the ten days you can absolutely go back and tweak. But this isn't technically a creative writing class, and often the best answers are the ones that pour straight out from the heart. Do not worry about typos or grammatical errors.
Do I have to share my answers?
No. This entire process can be totally private. Noone else ever needs to read your answers unless you decide you'd like to share. This is important, so we'll repeat it: noone else can read any of your answers unless you click the box that indicates you'd like to share.
If I do decide to share, can I do so anonymously?
What if I want to share one answer and not another?
Each answer can be tagged individually. So you can share six or seven or three. Or none.
If I decide to share my answers, who will see them?
The 10Q staff, for starters. We also reserve the right to use them on the website and/or in 10Q-related publications.
What if I only want to answer some of the questions?
So only answer some of the questions. It’s not communist Russia. This is your space. Your vault. Your period of reflection.
What if I forget to send my answers in to the vault by the midnight deadline? Surely there’s another way to retrieve them or send them in?
No, truly not. The vault will officially close 72 hours after Yom Kippur. You will receive an additional reminder to submit your answers. To repeat: saving your answers isn't the same as sending them to the vault. Make sure you hit the magic button before the vault closes.
These questions don't speak to me. I want to suggest alternative questions that are more relevant to my life.
Well, okay--send them to us at 10Q headquarters and we’ll see if we agree with you.
Does it cost anything to register or participate?
No! 10Q is completely free.
Will you distribute my email to anyone else?
No, we will only use it to contact you about 10Q and other Reboot projects.
Am I automatically signed up for subsequent years of 10Q?
Yes, as long as you don't unsubscribe, you will be sent the 10Q questions annually.
How secure are the answers that I send to the vault?
We use the highest industry standard encryption on the site as well as for your password/account. We keep our codebase up-to-date with security patches and the database is hosted on a secure server with only one administrator having full access.
10Q: Reflect. React. Renew.
Life's Biggest Questions. Answered By You.