Dec 24, 2018 13:05:35

I Wrote 50 Posts: What's Next

by @basilesamel PATRON | 273 words | 92🔥 | 92💌 | 0💧

Basile Samel

Current day streak: 92🔥
Total posts: 92💌
Total words: 36107 (144 pages 📄)
Broken streaks: 0💧

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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