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Jun 25, 2019 23:01:40

Re: I'm thinking about breaking my streak intentionally

by @keenencharles | 238 words | 11πŸ”₯ | 249πŸ’Œ

Keenen Charles

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I like the "playing with fire" energy I get from this post. I don't know how else to describe it. As a master streakbreaker myself I'm inclined to say go for it. But I wonder if it will have the same effect as unintentionally breaking your streak.

There's a bit of heartbreak when it's not your choice and circumstances got in the way. There have been days where I've already written my 200 words and only remembered to post it just after the deadline. That hurts and pisses me off a bit and sometimes I feel too pissed off to bother starting again.

Will you get that same feeling when it's intentional? Maybe not. Maybe you won't feel a thing to get started the next day. And if you don't is it really that new obstacle you desire?

But the fire is tempting and you'll never know what feelings it could stir up without trying. Maybe some new insights. Maybe it'll have a similar effect as artists who delete all their social media to announce the start of a new era.

Or you regret giving up your streak so much your writing descends into angry self tirades about your decision.

And as @lucjah taught me recently "But... I think it is also possible to grow staying in "the old", the known, the dull, in the too well known routine."

Whatever you decide I think the outcome will be interesting.

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    @keenencharles "master streakbreaker" Oh yes! My favourite one <3
    I love your posts, as you know, and I love your posting style. We may seem so different, I am crawling in shit (of the quality of my posts) just to keep the streak going, and you write when you feel you have something to say (I would probably stop writing... 4 months ago HAHAHA).
    But I come back here relentlessly (every day), and you come here relentlessly (just on a different schedule).

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 08, 2019 15:04:19
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      @lucjah I agree! We both achieve our goals for consistent writing just through different paths.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jul 08, 2019 22:46:23
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    @keenencharles wow awesome, you summed up my thoughts exactly! Yeah I figured an intentional streak reset probably won't hurt as much as an accidental one, but as you said, we don't know what will stir up. Either I will continue on as if nothing happened (which can be interpreted as a good thing in any case), or I regret it badly and have to find the motivation to build it back up again (which would fulfil what I wanted to do)...so yes, either way will be interesting! ;) I'm still trying further intuit what I want out of this...so we'll see haha

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 26, 2019 20:15:32
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      @jasonleow looking forward to seeing what comes from either decision!

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jun 26, 2019 23:11:12
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      @keenencharles sure will share more at a later date perhaps. Wanna think this through a bit more, since the action is irreversible! ;P

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 27, 2019 21:37:31
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      @keenencharles @jasonleow I think @philh can give you some insights :D :D :D

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jul 08, 2019 15:04:43
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      @keenencharles @lucjah oh did he?

      @philh please do share!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 08, 2019 21:44:02
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      @keenencharles @jasonleow @lucjah my life is wasted and my mind is a wreck. That's the effect of breaking the streak. You'll never recover. You'll mourn until your last breath. But then, you can also write about it.. ☺️

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 08, 2019 23:16:20
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