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Apr 12, 2019 00:31:11

#100

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 322🔥 | 326💌

Keni

Current day streak: 322🔥
Total posts: 326💌
Total words: 81825 (327 pages 📄)


Yesterday marked exactly 100 days of writing every day. 
And exactly 20,000 words written. 

I didn't set out with a specific goal. 
But after the first 7 days, I liked the habit.
After 30, I knew I had to keep going.
At 100 days, I am declaring myself a "Writer" . 

What I noticed is that the more time I put in a post, the better it becomes. The ones where I took my time to edit meticulously, remove all the unnecessary words and the pointless phrases, the clearer the message. Of all my posts so far, I am most proud of the ones where I am vulnerable.


When thinking about why this habit stuck unlike the many I have tried, I have to agree with this post by Gabriel and the reply by Abraham, this site is more about the community. It is because of the powerful connections I made here with a tribe of determined and fascinating bunch.

The more we write, the more we reveal ourselves... to other people as well us ourselves. 

And more importantly, when we make the time and effort to listen to others, it is communication at its purest form. 

As a side effect of this - we become better writers. 

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    @keni

    I wonder how many words you've written in comments hahaha. Maybee that's a future feature we ask of Baz.

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 15, 2019 14:06:14
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    @keni

    And I do think that you are a great example of how a community fosters habit and I like juxtaposing you to some of the people who had very strong streaks but fell off... they are an example of how even vigilance can not sustain when there is no social reason to be here.

    I'm thinking people like davidng and realnegotiator guy lol.

    Abe avatar Abe | Apr 15, 2019 14:05:20
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      @abrahamKim - Oh I didn't notice realnegotiator going away. He had over 100 days streak. I think he may have completed his book that he was trying to print.
      But I agree vigilance alone can keep you going. At some point we all run out of just motivation to do things.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 15, 2019 09:50:15
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    @keni wow what a nice numerical coincidence - 100 days of 200 words a day resulting in 20,000 words exactly. Congrats on sticking it through!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 12, 2019 19:33:51
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      @jasonleow - not a conicidence .. Each post I write is 200 words.
      I suspect I have an undiagnosed OCD.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:17:00
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      @keni 😆 100 days of 100 posts of EXACTLY 200 words per post?! WOW. That in itself, is another level of achievement. Deserves a badge for ultra-consistency.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 12, 2019 21:22:58
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      @jasonleow - I accept any type of badge, white chocolate, baklava and marketing tips. :).
      Thank you.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 17:03:31
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    @keni And another one in the 100 Day Club!!! :D Bravo, awesome!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 12, 2019 11:34:01
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      @basilesamel - Thank you Baz. Je suis Shakespeare now. 😊

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:17:51
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      @keni I see :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 12, 2019 15:21:10
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    @keni Congratulationssssssssssssssssss

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 12, 2019 09:34:27
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      @seunoyebode - Thank you 'Seun. You need to hurry up and join me in club 100 post haste.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:18:36
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    @keni Congratulations! You're a source of inspiration for beginners like myself to write everyday - Thank you!

    maginga avatar maginga | Apr 12, 2019 07:57:39
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      @chacha - thank you Maginga. I was a beginner just a couple of months ago. Short trip to join the 100 club.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:20:06
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    @keni - congratulations -- that's a fantastic accomplishment.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 11, 2019 21:35:54
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      @brianball - Thank you Brian!

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:20:23
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    @keni -- and, in only 100 days, we become writers! 🎉

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 11, 2019 21:35:35
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      @brianball - Shakespeare I tell you.

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 12, 2019 09:20:42
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