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May 22, 2019 13:46:20

200WaD is 6 months old

by @basilesamel PATRON | 337 words | 498🔥 | 549💌

Basile Samel

Current day streak: 498🔥
Total posts: 549💌
Total words: 243704 (974 pages 📄)

200 Words a Day is half a year old today, a good moment to acknowledge the road walked so far with some stats.


More than 900 unique users are visiting the website on a daily basis, which amounts to one thousand page views per day in average according to Google Analytics. According to Cloudflare, 200WaD serves 27k HTTP requests per day in average.


200 Words a Day generates a Monthly Recurring Revenue of $115, thanks to the 55 wonderful patrons keeping us afloat. Thank you so much for helping me to create a sustainable platform for everyone. The total gross revenues acquired so far is being stashed in the company's bank account to cover the current and upcoming costs: the current monthly recurring costs increased to $32/month since I bought a new server to keep the website growing. With the new chat feature there is a high chance the monthly costs are going to grow a bit as well, I will keep you updated on that matter.


No revenue growth but the community is still expanding: the oldest members are pushing everyone to get better and it's a pleasure to witness this family spirit being developed. We are 55 daily active writers in average, for a total of 2799 registered users. 28 people joined #TeamStreak, @brandonwilson 's team of doers, including 16 members whose streaks are higher than 100 days.


We wrote 9465 posts (10k soon!), for a total word count of 2,982,315 (11,929 pages) at an average word count per post of 315. I'm really excited to release new features for collaborative writing, and perhaps organize our first community event in the form of a book written together over a few days (that we could maybe market, sell, and give the revenues to charity).

I'm so happy to see this community growing stronger. Thank you all for writing, reading, and more generally for exposing your ideas to the world. I'm so grateful to be able to wake up every day feeling like my work has an impact.

Let's keep on improving together. Love you all ❤️

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    @basilesamel Awesome! Congrats on the progress! I just found the bookmark feature and think it's awesome :) Could you add it to the actual post page too? That way it's easier to bookmark on the go.

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | May 22, 2019 11:09:55
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      @jacklyons Thanks! Ho yeah it is on the post page too :P right under the title: "bookmark".

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 19:25:16
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      @basilesamel Ah cool thanks, you're always one step ahead! I was looking out for the bookmark icon :)

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | May 22, 2019 12:57:19
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      @jacklyons bad UX, sorry about that

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 21:12:54
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    @basilesamel Why charity? We can have a party! :D:D

    Efran avatar Efran | May 22, 2019 18:48:18
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      @efran yeah true :P we can discuss this all together once I'm done with the chat feature

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 19:24:22
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      @basilesamel @efran - Lol Efran.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 14:12:28
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    @basilesamel Oh wow! Congratulations on the 6 month anniversary! How exciting! I didn't realise 200wad was such a new idea! I feel very excited and privileged to be a part of this movement. So, here's to the next 6 months! cheers guys!

    Anna Kaczynski avatar Anna Kaczynski | May 22, 2019 14:37:46
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      @soulinantarctica Thank you! Yes, it's a pretty young community :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 17:13:39
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    @basilesamel congrats on the half-birthday of your baby! The days are long but the decades are short. How times flies!

    Felt inspired and informed by some of these figures... they should go to the front page! Numbers like total number of posts (we should have a countdown!) and word count makes for a good story

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 22, 2019 20:09:43
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      @jasonleow true that! :) thank you

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 15:25:09
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    @basilesamel - This is very impressive Baz. At just 6 months, the stats are really good. The idea is solid, the execution is even better and the members are gems. I have to agree that the #TeamStreak phenomena was a fantastic addition that helped bring us closer together and make writing a habit.

    Very excited about the crowd sourced writing that you mentioned.

    I have personally made connections with several people here that I likely would never have met if not for 200wad.

    So thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
    I look forward to these stats at our one year anniversary.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 08:06:09
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      @keni thank you too Keni! time is gonna fly

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 15:26:34
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