As I near my 100 post streak, I am starting to wonder what I am getting out of 200wad these days.
My first posts were something I needed to do, to help get things off my chest and free bad thoughts from my mind.
And it worked!
Writing down your feelings does help give them solid clarity, especially if your mind is all over the place.
But since then, I feel I have struggled to write or to find things to write about that mean anything to me. I do still like the fact that someone might be reading my thoughts and sometimes kind people leave comments, but I don't want to get caught up in writing for the sake of pleasing others or looking for comments.
That is not why I am here.
I also worry that as this community grows, I lose touch with who is on here. Of course, people come and go, streak and die, but the more writing there is, the less I read.
Maybe the planned update of "writing circles" will help. I am not sure how it will work, but it might help focus my writing on topics where I can help people, not just moan about my life or job.
Or perhaps I will regress to a state where I need to write about how I am feeling. Certainly, there are subjects I steer away from writing about, mainly because they might be too serious or may lead me into trouble if anyone found this account and linked it to me.
I was reading a post on here the other day about being authentic and writing under your own name as a way to be truthful and credible. I get that and I might have to create a second account if I wanted to do that.