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May 17, 2019 06:37:13

The deep end

by @danburton | 216 words | 🐣 | 4💌

Dan Burton

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Total posts: 4💌
Total words: 1236 (4 pages 📄)

That was a shock. 

Sign up and there it is. 

No f***ing about. 

I'm sure you'll all remember it, and the surge of emotion that came the first time you saw it.

You look away. 

But when your gaze returns, it's still there!! Just there in the left hand corner of the screen - "17 hours, 46 minutes and 31 seconds left to write before the end of the day."

For some, it may have been a physiological response - a heightened heart beat, narrowing of vision, shallower breaths, perspiration. For others, it may have been more of a psychological response; that inner voice telling you that you're in over your head, that you're a fraud, that no one cares so don't bother - a retreat in to oneself. 

For me, it was initially a feeling of blame: who the f*** do you think YOU are? Whatever I write or do not write is YOUR fault... I  haven't even set a password and you're already trying to shame me in to writing something. How f***ing dare you. 

That immediate response was quickly over-ruled by my more creative (and definitely competitive) side. And here we are... 

My flight just got called for boarding. 


(I wonder if people in Japan felt the same urgency given they read from right to left?). 

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    @danburton Oh no! I just realised you took a break... Oh NO! I love your posts...

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Oct 31, 2019 18:08:28
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    @danburton yea... hihihi... have a good flight (on 200WaD ;D !

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 20, 2019 00:21:52
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    @danburton Welcome to the club!

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | May 17, 2019 11:13:41
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    @danburton Congratulations on your first post. Welcome to the community!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 17, 2019 07:44:21
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      @brandonwilson Thanks Brandon. I am excited to be part of the community. 200 words a day; that seems achievable. Let's see! :)

      Dan Burton avatar Dan Burton | May 18, 2019 05:47:57
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    @danburton good one! I definitely need to improve the onboarding experience. Welcome to the community and thank you for writing :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 17, 2019 08:45:30
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      @basilesamel Hi Basile. Thanks for the comment. I am excited to be part of the community and am looking for to contributing more! (Please don't think that this was a critique of the onboarding process, just more of an observational piece - trust me, I wouldn't have published yesterday if the clock didn't start straight away).

      Dan Burton avatar Dan Burton | May 18, 2019 05:49:27
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