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Jun 24, 2019 21:37:47

200th day on 200wad, in 200 words

by @jasonleow | 200 words | 317🔥 | 355💌

Jason Leow

Current day streak: 317🔥
Total posts: 355💌
Total words: 168895 (675 pages 📄)

So, it's my 200th post on 200wad here. A significant milestone? Not so sure anymore. Back when I was at 100, I was excited to reach 200. But now, at this point, it feels like a small check point in a lifetime of writing. Yes, a lifetime. If this 200-day journey had taught me anything, it was that I enjoy writing and benefit tremendously from daily writing. I have a feeling I'll continue to write daily, if not frequently, for life


Still, there's something catchy and punchy about "200 on 200 in 200". So, the writer in me want to catch this one-time-only chance and log my learnings.


What did I learn so far?


Writing is cathartic, an emptying to be filled again 

Writing is thinking out loud, a mirror, a sense-making, awareness-giving process

Writing it down is reality-shaping, the first small step in making big dreams real

Writing is artistic experimentation not just in words, but in thought, action and life

Writing is an individual's journey but here we can journey alongside others

Writing daily is a painfully human journey - all our strengths and flaws, and everything in between

Our words are not our words, they come through us (from others), not from us


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    @jasonleow I'm right here with you, "Writing is an individual's journey but here we can journey alongside others"
    Well said. And very insightful.
    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 26, 2019 16:53:23
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      @mikebyrnes thank you Mike

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 27, 2019 21:44:02
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    @jasonleow congrats buddy! sounds nice for 200 on 200 in 200 !

    Knight avatar Knight | Jun 25, 2019 19:36:26
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      thanks @knight ! Nice ring to it, isn't it? ;)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 25, 2019 20:17:47
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    @jasonleow Happy for you Jason! Thank you for being one of the pillars of this community :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 25, 2019 03:14:45
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      @basilesamel thank you Baz! Am i? Not sure if i can live up to that! ;P

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 25, 2019 20:17:26
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    @jasonleow - Love the 200On200. You do have a lot of content but I would love to see a best of post as well.
    Hope to join this 200 club soon.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 24, 2019 16:00:20
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      @keni thanks! Hmmm let me think about it...i did want to expand on the learning points above but maybe I can add in some best ofs....

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 25, 2019 20:16:23
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    @jasonleow Congratulations on joining the 200 Club! You have quite a lot of content to go through to select your Best Of list.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 24, 2019 07:07:31
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      @brandonwilson heh yeah there is a lot of content for a Best Of list, but I thought about it and decided I'll just go with what my learnings were. It felt like the reflection I wanted to have at this juncture :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 24, 2019 22:11:44
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      @jasonleow Whew that saves me all that reading to help you out. :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 24, 2019 07:35:12
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    @jasonleow Congrats on #200on200in200 and thanks for reminders of why we write.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Jun 24, 2019 09:52:31
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      @Rawhead thanks thanks :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 24, 2019 21:56:22
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