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Dec 24, 2018 13:05:35

I Wrote 50 Posts: What's Next

by @basilesamel PATRON | 273 words | 385🔥 | 433💌

Basile Samel

Current day streak: 385🔥
Total posts: 433💌
Total words: 205089 (820 pages 📄)

Yesterday I wrote my 50th post for my 200 Words a Day challenge. My 32nd on this website.

This is a total of 18953 words. 76 ebook pages.

I feel great. Not only because it feels great to fight and win over my inner creative resistance every single day, but also because I can witness I'm getting closer to my personal goal: reach mastery.

Mastery in my craft of making tech products is about creating a masterpiece: a product I believe in, from which I can make a living, and that solves a real problem.

Writing allowed me to do just that: identify an important problem, think of a solution, connect with people, and allow them to contribute to the sustainability of a new-found business. It is a virtuous cycle: the more I can solve an important problem and reach a wider audience - and thus the more I can help people -, the more I can live off this activity.

Mastery is also about subject-matter expertise, and blogging enables people to assert their knowledge on paper.

My graduation ceremony takes place in Lyon next year, on March the 15th.

By then I want to release my first book, written in public on this website. I am still thinking about the outline. What I know however is that I will take all my writings and use the main ideas as material for the actual book. It won't simply be a collection of blog posts.

I will also keep on improving 200 Words a Day together with the community. Grow it. Add new features. Maybe find people to work with me. I don't know yet. 2019 is going to be exciting.

From Basile Samel's collection:

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    @basilesamel thanks for sharing what keeps you going on the streak. I'd been thinking about breaking all my streaks (not just here but everywhere else too) just to do a reset in order to not get too caught up in the streak rather than the original outcome. But your words got me thinking about my why. Good reminders! ??

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 24, 2018 15:53:19
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      @jasonleow Thanks! The streak is not important and should not be a determining factor :) Maybe we should all break it for the sake of reminding ourselves this. Now you are giving me an idea for NYE :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 24, 2018 16:01:04
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      @basilesamel yes exactly! It shouldn't be the determining factor, but I found that it crept up on me unknowingly. That's the power of setting up a system. The means can start to overshadow the ends if we're not mindful. So now I'm a little confused. I see the downsides but also the upsides. I broke a streak for my Duolingo lessons in Japanese, so that's a relief. But now I find that I'm less motivated to keep learning a little everyday, and skipping days altogether. The balance is hard to tune.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 25, 2018 07:05:44
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    @basilesamel sweeeeeeet, congrats man. looking forward to what kind of book you'll write

    lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 24, 2018 14:10:16
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      @flowen Thank you man ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 24, 2018 14:23:11
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