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May 07, 2019 21:39:51

Oh hey, what’s up everyone? Long time no see.

by @nicksimard PATRON | 296 words | 🐣 | 73💌

Nick Simard

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 73💌
Total words: 27985 (111 pages 📄)

Soooooo...I haven’t written here in quite some time. I think the fact that I lost the (admittedly piddly) streak I had going discouraged me, plus I started a different role at work that’s more demanding of my time. And I just kinda lost interest in (my own) writing. Ever get bored of yourself? Haha.

When writing started to feel like a chore, I figured I’d just step away from it. I admire those of you who have kept the streak alive for 100+ days. That’s amazing! I don’t know if I have it in me, but I guess the first step is getting a single day, right? Can’t get to 100 without first getting to 1.

I hadn’t even realized that one of my posts had a bunch of comments on it. The one about what I’d like to see on 200WAD. I still haven’t read all of them, but I will. I may write a follow-up post as well.

Frankly, I don’t know what I’m gonna write here but I think I’m going to not put pressure on myself for it to be profound, or entertaining, or even good. Whatever, I’ll write some words about things and from time to time maybe it’ll be decent and somebody will enjoy it. 

I have some short stories brewing in my head so maybe I’ll put some of that on here. We’ll see. I was encouraged by @brianball to come back so here I am to give it another shot :)

I look forward to seeing how 200WAD has improved since I was here way back in February. If you have any particular favorite improvements or features from the last few months I’d be curious to hear about it. I’ve tried to keep up in Slack but I probably missed some stuff.


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    @nicksimard Hell yeah! Welcome back Nick :) Looking forward to welcoming you in @brandonwilson 's new addition: #TeamStreak

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 08, 2019 10:50:55
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      @basilesamel Thanks! And #TeamStreak, is that for a 30-day streak or more? I think I read that somewhere.

      Nick Simard avatar Nick Simard | May 08, 2019 07:05:26
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      @nicksimard @basilesamel In Ed McMahon's voice, "You are correct, sir!" Welcome back, Nick! #Teamstreak is for people who are dedicated to establishing a daily writing habit. Regardless of whether you are going to dive in everyday, I'm looking forward to reading more of what you have to say.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 08, 2019 07:10:18
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    @nicksimard - it worked! Welcome back Nick. I think there's a decidedly less-serious vibe going on here. The streakers aren't trying to write books and publish meaningful content every day. It's reflective, playful, replying to posts by others. It's all good. I even have a collection called experimental which is a nice dumping ground for things I like to try.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 07, 2019 22:57:05
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      @brianball Yup, it worked haha. I’ll definitely be re-evaluating what I hope to get out of 200WAD as I chug along towards 30 days :)

      Nick Simard avatar Nick Simard | May 08, 2019 07:07:41
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