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.
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.