@brianball I love your post (well, don't I ever... :-)
I am crazy excited about all possible ways to weave us all together to share inspirations, motivations...
The team spirit is really taking over. Amazing, invigorating, heart melting!
Your wonderful idea creates a wide circle, open for all of us who write our hearts out here <3
With or without streak!
Sometimes I wonder, if actually being a BraveStreaker wouldn't be harder on me than being a #LongStreaker (#TeamStreakers...)
(I used to call BraveStreakers StreakBreakers, as from time to time they collect "a tear". But they have just another kind of consistency. They relentlessly come back. @keenencharles is my absolute idol. "having that desire for a place to share your thoughts keeps you coming back even if you missed a day and broke your streak. I've probably broken my streak like 25 times now but I just try to continue writing as soon as I can.")
Love and respect! [I actually miss the tears as they were another kind of badge - "The Resilient" - consistent in inconsistency!])
Back to @brianball gathering. Our Couches/ Lounges/ Circles idea came from exactly the same thoughts and needs.
200WaD is about helping people to write with the support of a community.
One can only do so much by setting your own goals without feedback and encouragement from others. 200WaD transforms the “good resolutions that never work” into a collective experience which supports personal writing discipline and development.
Some write in private, for nobody to see. Some write their stories in the open, yet without seeking support from others, led by deep inner drive. But there are many, like me, motivated through interactions
My need to interact on 200wordsaday.com, to share, to discuss often ended with me hitting the limits of communication on the website. I wanted more! Comments made me believe that I am not the only one, that others experience the same need for more intense interactions
A community space where members of the collective are able to meet and interact - converse, motivate and encourage each other, share their work and posts of others, present opinions, discuss, improve, create ideas. In separate groups which reflect their needs and interests.
There could be all kinds of serious (gathering writers with specific interest or need) and... Fun Circles (Like for example “100th Post Circle” with 1 day long membership)
Maybe we can integrate all of these wonderful ideas and become a Circle Creating Circles???
(My beloved baby was the idea of The Nursery Circle, an attempt of reply to a hard question "How can we keep Newbies on 200WaD?"
Nursery - Default Circle for First Posters. With automatic membership after publishing their first post, they would instantly belong to a group of siblings facing the same challenges.
So that I don't need to post more @ OnepostersGems, right?!)