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Mar 13, 2019 15:22:37

is it about the streak or... about writing?

by @lucjah PATRON | 200 words | 46🔥 | 323💌

Lucjah

Current day streak: 46🔥
Total posts: 323💌
Total words: 90222 (360 pages 📄)

I'm tired, I have no energy for anything.

We worked on this "project"/ "presentation", don't even know how to call it, for days. To put a vague idea into words understandable for others. Using the words each of us wanted to use. And do it together (this actually was a challenge).

Today, thinking about writing my 200 words, I feel completely helpless. I DON'T WANT TO DO IT. It's as if I used up the words I had in me for now. So today's question is "Do I want to keep the streak and publish anything? (Like copying one more part of the Couch/Lounges text? Or like doing what I'm just doing, rumbling pathetically? A couple of days ago Philippe wrote about Nothing, but it was clever and really funny! I do not have this in me today! (Ever?) Next day he wrote: "Not a chance I let the streak break tonight. It is NOT an option." and.. published another cool funny post.

But in my case there is a question... IS THE STREAK WORTH THE RUMBLING? The shitty content?

Or is it better to get a tear, to drop to "1 day streak", instead of THIS?

Well... this time STREAK won.

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    @lucjah Just circling back on some readings and this one resonates. What does the streak mean and to who? Last few days I've been thinking about what ending my streak would mean. Got pretty close to losing it a few times. Certainly wouldn't be the end of the world and I'd just start another...eventually...or would we? I'll keep rumbling for at least a little while yet.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Mar 18, 2019 22:26:31
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      @Rawhead Yea... me too, keeping rumbling. Maybe there is a point in that. Maybe it is valuable to accept the "bad" days, the "bad" posts, not be whimsical. Just 200 words, 200 words, 200 words... even if sometimes I feel ashamed of what i publish... yet, still proud at the very same time :-)

      What @ jasonleow wrote below is the answer <3

      << What matters is showing up. Every day. Not the temporal results of the day's effort>>

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 21:52:37
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    @lucjah

    We all deep down want to become something. And you seem to want to become someone who does not fear losing their streak. So just go ahead and lose it to see how bad it feels.

    -- Hint - it's not that bad. lol

    Abe avatar Abe | Mar 14, 2019 20:12:36
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      @abrahamKim I think I choose to see what happens if I write no matter if I like the result or not, if I am happy about it or ashamed. I think that "managing" this hard time, when on daily basis I cannot imagine writing anything, is my reason for being here.

      For me what @ jasonleow wrote below is the answer <3

      << What matters is showing up. Every day. Not the temporal results of the day's effort>>

      But everybody is different, maybe for others loosing the streak is a more important experience.

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 21:57:03
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      @lucjah

      I agree it's all about showing up. I was just pointing out that I noticed you are obsessed with the streak as represented by this website so that it would be wise to just do away with your chaining to it.

      theres a philosopher who got told, because of his teachings, that he should do away with all his property. And he told the critics that he was not preaching that one does away with all their property, but that they be okay with having to do so one day.

      Abe avatar Abe | Mar 19, 2019 22:31:46
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      @abrahamKim ok, no streak one day :-)
      But on the other hand I am practicing streak breaking pretty intensely here
      https://200wordsaday.com/writers/OnepostersGems
      well, its to gather as many tears as possible :-)))

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 20, 2019 00:40:45
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    @lucjah - I totally get your dilemma. But I am glad you are still here.
    Let's do it until December 31st?

    Keni avatar Keni | Mar 14, 2019 00:38:49
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      @keni It's so nice of you to write that :-)

      Keep on Writing!!! hihi... if 200WaD is still here.. I'm a bit worried I must say, number of daily posts dropped below 50..

      But this last few days made realise that my reason for being here is to see what happens if I write no matter if I like the result or not, if I am happy about it or ashamed. If I just write...

      What @ jasonleow wrote below is my answer <3

      << What matters is showing up. Every day. Not the temporal results of the day's effort>>

      And you, how is it for you?

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 21:59:59
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      @lucjah - Same.. I want to write daily no matter what . 364 days of this year .. we are almost done with one quarter.
      I think with few changes regarding promoting feedback and participation, this site can get a lot better.
      Already met a few awesome people here so it has to work. ?

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 19, 2019 17:12:37
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      @keni yes, it is an amazing place, I cannot understand why so few actually stays
      You have seen "my" statistics... :-/

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 22:18:03
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    @lucjah Oh gosh, it's so simple and so true, sooo not shitty! Thank you for keeping the streak, and doing it this way! <3

    BTW, I read @hwilliams's reply before reading yours, I didn't realize that his post was a reply to yours! :))

    Now I'm going to read @brianball's one :)

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Mar 13, 2019 22:53:36
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    @lucjah the fact that you showed up and tried hard, felt defeated and tired but wrote anyway, is testament to effort that's worthy of keeping your streak. Even if it's gibberish. In the long game of writing and growing creatively, I believe what matters more is showing up. Every day. Not the temporal results of the day's effort. The streak won, and it's a great thing! I'd say, love your streak wholeheartedly, if you love it. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise! ??

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 13, 2019 23:13:52
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      @jasonleow I so so soooo agree with you! Thank you for the words, the wisdom and for being here <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 22:04:16
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    I must admit (don't want to spoil the beauty of exactly 200 words up there) that above mentioned 200 words does not take too much of rumbling, hence not so very much humiliation :-)

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 13, 2019 15:44:55
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    @lucjah I'm glad the streak won. I'll have more to say about this topic in a future post.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 13, 2019 07:29:48
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      @brandonwilson yes, and I decided that
      as @ jasonleow wrote below is the answer <3
      << What matters is showing up. Every day. Not the temporal results of the day's effort>>
      Have you wrote more? Need to go and check out I suppose :-)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Mar 19, 2019 22:05:52
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