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Jul 16, 2019 07:50:29

I made it!

by @twizzle PATRON | 406 words | 194๐Ÿ”ฅ | 202๐Ÿ’Œ

Twizzle

Current day streak: 194๐Ÿ”ฅ
Total posts: 202๐Ÿ’Œ
Total words: 71342 (285 pages ๐Ÿ“„)

So today is the day I hit my 100-post-streak!

I am sure at some point today, there will be some sort of procession outside my house, much to the annoyance of my elderly neighbours, or perhaps @basielsamel will parachute in with a medal and a cold pint. We shall see!

Actually, I have a few mixed feelings about hitting this milestone. I once wrote that when I got here, I would turn around, survey the fine lands I had created and shout it from the rooftops to my friend, who I also know enjoys writing.  I am not sure he would join, but he would appreciate the commitment.

But now I am here, I am not so sure.

I enjoy the privacy I have when I am here. It allows me to reveal a little of who I really am, whilst exploring the person I want to be. Whilst my friend is as fucked up as me (maybe more!) and we are very close, I am not sure I want to share this with him, or anyone else I know for that matter.

However...

Like a cute starter Pokemon, 200wad is evolving quickly, growing and improving every day. The calibre of writers here seem to be improving too and I feel that this could be a good platform for sharing knowledge and helping people, as well as improving my own writing.

I am torn between staying anonymous but also making this a place for me to grow as a person and writer.

If 200wad ever published a book of 200-word articles to inspire or help people (now there's an idea!) I would want to have my real name on my chapter. But would I want my employers or family to read anything I have written here in my other 99 posts? Probably not, but I can feel an improvement towards better quality posts, progressing from just droning on about my depression.

I am trying to see this quandary as part of "the process" I am moving through.  It's a choice I need to make.  Perhaps splintering into a new account might be easier than going back and making my older posts private.  But then, I would not be being authentic.

My 100 post streak?

This is only the end of the beginning.

I think I can hear the marching band coming down the road!  Time to act surprised.

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    Congrats on #100 @twizzle !

    Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Jul 16, 2019 20:04:34
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    @twizzle Welcome to the 100 Club! You have had many brave posts sharing some very personal information. I understand your reticence to reveal your identity. I am sure you will know what to do when the time comes. Until then, onward!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 16, 2019 18:32:59
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    @twizzle well done and congrats for the 100th post, same here don't think I want to reveal what I write here to my close one or the public, I set up another blog for that purpose.

    Knight avatar Knight | Jul 17, 2019 06:39:58
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    @twizzle "Like a cute starter Pokemon..." YAAAS :D

    Rosie Odsey avatar Rosie Odsey | Jul 17, 2019 08:19:24
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    @twizzle if being anonymous is helping you write more or helping you get closer towards your goals, then I would say keep it. If not, then drop it! :) btw CONGRATS on hitting 100!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 16, 2019 22:35:44
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    @twizzle - I had mixed feelings about anonymity. I'm on the side of it being useful for what it allows. At the same time, I question if life might be ultimately better if you could just be you -- and have people accept you whatever the word count. Congrats on 100 days in a row. Keep writing!

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 16, 2019 07:32:16
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    @twizzle - There was a change for me once my friends found this site and I felt stressed about writing here. But after 195 days, I dont feel that much anymore. That is the advantage about writing every single day for so many days.

    Congratulations on day 100!

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 16, 2019 09:42:43
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    @twizzle

    I think you staying anon until the day comes would be great.

    The day is when remaining anon no longer makes sense. Where you've become the totally new person you were wishing to be and now can boldly hold both personalities and life phases from good/bad in your palms and proudly claim that this is me.

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jul 16, 2019 15:29:07
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    @twizzle That's awesome. Way points an achievements are important, set them instead of goals where you end up stopping. Keep going!

    Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | Jul 16, 2019 16:07:44
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    @twizzle Congratulation๏ผ

    Piglet avatar Piglet | Jul 16, 2019 20:15:54
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    @twizzle Congratulation, now on to the next 100! :)

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 16, 2019 12:39:55
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    @twizzle Congrats on the 100 days streak!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jul 16, 2019 12:29:33
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    @twizzle congrats on the streak Twizzle. I'll match your 100 streak after my post later today ;)

    I think being anonymous is fine. You can reveal part of who you are without revealing who you actually are. There is something lovely about owning your own identity online.

    Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 16, 2019 11:20:53
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    @twizzle yuhuu! great achievement! ๐Ÿ™Œ Enjoy it, it is your thing, it's yours, nobody can't take that from you. Whatever you decide, you still have time and room to do it :) and to improve :)

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Jul 16, 2019 05:23:33
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    @twizzle Congrats on joining the 100 Day Club!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 10:08:50
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    @twizzle Such a nice post, keep going. :)... let's join the parade hehe.

    Efran avatar Efran | Jul 16, 2019 09:48:09
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    Promise me to act surprised @twizzle .

    #Teamstreak
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    Hi Tribe, kindly say Hi to the 100-day-streaker.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jul 16, 2019 08:05:16
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      @seunoyebode I see what you did there! ;) Good initiative

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 10:08:24
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