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Aug 09, 2019 23:10:04

C with C or C

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 231 words | 315💌

Craig Petterson

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I purposely used a slightly cryptic title to (hopefully) intrigue a few of you. I'm not really being clever, but I was trying to avoid a big, fat buzzword that we love here at 200WAD and in many other communities.


Writing everyday is quite difficult, but the more you do it, the easier it is. I don't find it difficult at all any more. When I first began, I was inspired by the likes of @basilesamel and that was what spurred me on. This leads me to the next "C".


When you start out, you can often be over ambitious. Maybe you challenge yourself to perform a certain task or to reach an optimistic goal. There is something that makes you start and makes you continue, even for a short while.

Although, maybe you're like me. After a while, that initial challenge is done. Completed. Dead. Gone. You need something more to continue the goal. Other people inspire you - perhaps the same people that made you start in the first place. You need more, which leads me to the final "C".


Whatever that is, it helps you stay focused. Maybe it's a streak, maybe it's a rivalry with a friend or colleague, but you find something else to push yourself to do better - or even just to continue.

Consistency with Challenge or Competition.

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    @craigpetterson It's an interesting idea but I'd replace Competition with Collaboration: use your writings to connect with others and make awesome stuff! ;)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 10, 2019 05:14:04
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      @craigpetterson I'd have to agree with @baz -- so many C words to choose from, however.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 09, 2019 21:09:10
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      @basilesamel @brianball - that's fair when it comes to writing. This can be applied to many things - I recently had this with running too. I was merrily going on with 25 miles per month, until I was challenged to do 50 in one more. Now, I'm regularly running 3x/week totally about 40~ miles. Sometimes the challenge helps improve yourself. I guess even this example could be called collaboration though!

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Aug 10, 2019 17:35:38
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