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Apr 01, 2019 19:43:39

I'm quitting 200wad 🏁

by @jasonleow | 214 words | 418πŸ”₯ | 457πŸ’Œ

Jason Leow

Current day streak: 418πŸ”₯
Total posts: 457πŸ’Œ
Total words: 256216 (1024 pages πŸ“„)

After 115 days, it had finally come to this. I'm quitting writing 200 words a day.

I'm done. I'd written everything I wanted to write. It doesn't feel like there's anything left to be juiced out. I started out writing because I had a lot of backlog of stuff to write, but even so, just writing for the sake of downloading it out into the world feels boring. Along the way, I started an ebook and didn't complete it. I wrote loads of stuff about travel. After all had been written and I went into a slump, I even tried writing sh*t up, like using emojis as a topic, and finding random words in the real world and piecing them together into a post. 

But I was just cheating myself. 

Simple fact is, I'd lost interest, and the only reason I hung around was because I couldn't let go of the streak. How powerful, this one little motivation tool. Just the imagined pain of breaking a row of crosses on a calendar can make me single-mindedly commit to something every single day, for so many days. In fact, it's almost 4 months now. 

What's next, you might ask? Rest for weary, perhaps? 

I don't know. 

Or maybe I'll go try that 750 words a day platform... 

Hahaha πŸ˜‰

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    @jasonleow yea... thanks god I have been really lazy around here recently! Thought of 200WaD without you would break my heart
    Such a prank!? Naughty naughty!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 03, 2019 02:51:11
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      @lucjah Awww you're so sweet to say that. Heh I don't usually do pranks but cant pass up the chance to use 1st april as an opportunity to post something and have some fun! ;)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 03, 2019 19:39:27
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    @Rawhead @monolesan @dotto @keenencharles heee heee heee happy 1st april guys! ??

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 02, 2019 19:16:41
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      @jasonleow Just finished and submitted my first 750. Then I found out there also a 751 Words A Day. Dammit...back to the writing board.

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 09:03:19
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      @Rawhead hahah! I'm starting a new platform called one word a day. Taking atomic habits to it's logical extreme. Will you join? ?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 02, 2019 21:29:58
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      @jasonleow Yes

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 14:29:06
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      @jasonleow for

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 14:29:12
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      @jasonleow sure

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 14:29:23
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      @jasonleow ?

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 02, 2019 14:29:47
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    @jasonleow There's a 750 words a day platform? Giddy up!

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 01, 2019 22:52:23
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    @jasonleow Bye and good luck! It was interesting to read your writings! c;

    Streaks are a very powerful thing. Sometimes that's hard to feel this power.

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      @jasonleow @monolesan Look at the date ;)

      Otto Koponen avatar Otto Koponen | Apr 01, 2019 15:41:41
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      @jasonleow @monolesan @dotto I fell for it too ?

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Apr 02, 2019 11:40:04
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