Jan 06, 2019 21:32:44

Writing Consistently

by @keenencharles | 227 words | 5🔥 | 59💌 | 17💧

Keenen Charles

Current day streak: 5🔥
Total posts: 59💌
Total words: 17435 (69 pages 📄)
Broken streaks: 17💧

I've always wanted to start a personal blog but every time I thought about setting one up I think.

"Why do I need a blog? I write a few posts every year I might as well just use Medium."

Medium is great, and it makes it easier for your content to get discovered but it's nice to have your own place. A personal blog puts you in control of your content. You don't need to worry about it shutting down, and you feel free to write just about anything.

Since starting 200 words a day I've written significantly more than I've ever done. A year ago I couldn't imagine writing more than a single post a week, now I'm writing almost every day. Before I would wait till inspiration struck me to write, now I'm making an active effort to find inspiration to write and the results are so much better.

This week I finally launched my blog and I've written six posts already. SIX! All from scratch and several more than 200 words. There are still times when I have no idea what to write about. Some days I can't find the motivation to write. Now I feel a bit guilty for going a day without trying and pretty soon I'm writing again. It's not always good, but sometimes you need to write 1,000 words to write 200 good ones.

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    @keenencharles Congratulations on starting your blog! I am glad that you have used your consistent writing habit to get momentum going.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 07, 2019 01:04:39
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      @brandonwilson thanks! So far so good

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jan 07, 2019 04:48:40
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    @keenencharles Keep up the good work... i thought i had no idea what to write about, but every day something happens to me, so i write about that stuff.. :D

    Berkan avatar Berkan | Jan 06, 2019 22:40:06
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      @berkan haha same. Sometimes I just have random thoughts in my head and now I'm like hey why not write about that

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jan 06, 2019 23:55:06
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    @keenencharles I'm so happy to see your results Keenen! :) I want to think about ways to reward users not only for their streak, but also how much they wrote. Let me know if I can help you with anything!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 06, 2019 21:36:09
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      @basilesamel thanks! maybe badges when you reach certain milestones? 5K words, 10K words, etc.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jan 06, 2019 21:42:02
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      @keenencharles ok adding this to the roadmap!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 06, 2019 21:46:27
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