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Apr 20, 2019 10:36:32

Re: Streak Slavery

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 361 words | 223🔥 | 223💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 223🔥
Total posts: 223💌
Total words: 71842 (287 pages 📄)

Parent post: Streak Slavery

I will assume positive intent that this was not a shot at #Teamstreak. Even if it is, that's okay too. The term "streak slavery" is rather provocative and you got my attention.

My philosophy about maintaining a streak on 200WAD is rather simple. I have done some writing in the past, but I was not consistent. I decided that it's time for me to get serious and focus on improving the quality and quantity of my writing. Thankfully, my "awakening" coincided with the creation of 200WAD to help make this happen. For me, it's about consistency and having the discipline to show up every day. I have a lifestyle that makes this possible (but not always easy). This is where the streak comes in.

The streak is a visual representation of the work I've already put in. It's not simply that I wrote 137 posts. Every day for 137 days regardless of what was happening in my life, I made it a point to post something here because that is the commitment I made to myself. 

If someone cares about establishing a daily writing habit, I want to support him or her. I welcome all people to #Teamstreak if they post for 30 days in a row regardless of their goals or motivation. We have carved out a sliver in the community to support each other and push each other to keep going.

I understand this commitment is not for most people. In fact, we are in a tiny minority. The members of #Teamstreak are <1% of the total people who have signed up on 200WAD. 

One person's "streak slavery" is another person's unrelenting discipline. Slavery implies a loss of control or drudgery. I am very much in control and have been having the most fun writing in these few months. 

The bottom line is results. There are certainly people who don't maintain a streak who nevertheless are achieving the goals they want to achieve. Fantastic! I wish success for everyone. There is plenty to go around.

I'm here every day because I want to be. There are several others who share this view, and I'm glad they have joined my team.

We are #Teamstreak!!


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    @brandonwilson +1 on your perspective here! I love the streak mechanism and the streak we've all built up on #teamstreak! Many a day when i'm feeling off and lazy, it was the streak that helped provide that little extra push, and I'm glad for it, because pushing through had brought me to places in my writing that I would never have without it.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 21, 2019 17:21:13
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      @jasonleow Glad to hear it. I'm glad I can count on you to be a dedicated member of #Teamstreak.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 07:49:07
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    @brandonwilson It's not a shot at #TeamStreak by any stretch, I love the streakers! (ha-ha)

    In all seriousness, it is the consistent writers who are carrying this great community on their proverbial shoulders. Secondly, keeping track of a relentless habit is a great marker in general, whatever the habit may be.

    My problem was me.
    I started just so I could kick off a useful habit, but eventually found myself writing off platform (private stuff that I didn't want to share) and then having to double up on 200wad just so I could keep up the streak. That's slavery to the streak, not to anything else.
    (I'm aware of private posting on 200wad, but I'm not interested)

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Apr 20, 2019 23:31:39
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      @gabrielgreco Glad to hear it. I used private post exactly one time and I did not like it for some reason. I prioritize 200WAD and then anything else I write that day (including private thoughts) is gravy.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 07:51:06
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    @brandonwilson - 100% agree with this for me. There is nothing I have done that is this fulfilling and effective for 109 days straight ever single day. I am convinced that the psychology behind it works on someone like me. I do belong to #TeamStreak!!

    Very nicely written Brandon.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 20, 2019 14:51:30
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      @keni Thank you! I'm glad you are on #Teamstreak.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 07:51:26
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    @brandonwilson I SOOOOOOO SHARE! The view! The Streak! The joy of being part of the #200WaDCommunity!
    Thank you @basilesamel again and again... and again <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 20, 2019 20:15:19
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      @lucjah I'm glad you are part of #Teamstreak!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 22, 2019 07:52:39
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