So, yesterday I lost my streak and then got it back. Here's what happened.
I'm on a week long holiday with my husband in the Phillippines at the moment. At 9:15 pm yesterday evening, after a heavy meal, I started writing my 200 words and finished them pretty quickly.
But when I wanted to publish my post, there was an error message. Something along the lines of "Error 503 - Service Unavailable". I refreshed the page, I changed the browser, I used mobile data instead of Wifi. Nothing helped. The error persisted.
Then I realized that I was dangerously running out of time. I hadn't updated my time zone in my profile yet. 10 pm at our vacation spot meant midnight in my usual time zone. I was approaching the loss of my streak fast.
My husband tried to calm me down as the clock hit 10 pm and I was still unable to load the page and publish my post. I knew my streak was gone.
I went to sleep, angry with myself that I didn't get this done earlier in the day and with the damn server which appeared to be down.
Long story short, I woke up in the morning, immediately logged back in (now it was working again) and changed my time zone to the U.S. where it was still 'yesterday'. I got my streak back and published my post.
I know ... this is kind of cheating. But I worked so hard for this streak and I didn't want to have it ruined by some server error! Please forgive me!