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Jun 19, 2019 00:28:49

Of streaks built and lost

by @zainabmirza | 225 words | 🐣 | 32💌

Zainab Mirza

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 32💌
Total words: 11709 (46 pages 📄)

Just three weeks on 200wad has helped me formulate and type my thoughts out faster than ever before. I no longer wonder about what to write about, although things may be different on say, Day 185.  I wrote almost all my posts between 11:35 PM and 11:55 PM, and unless there was an internet connectivity issue, wouldn't have trouble clocking in the word limit. I've been really proud and satisfied with my ability to maintain a streak for so long.

It's so refreshing being a part of a supportive and non-judgmental community. I usually think 5500 times before posting something on my personal Instagram account, and I overthought Medium so much since i joined it, I haven't been able to bring myself to post anything on it since my first post a year and a half ago.

Today, somehow, I found myself squandering my precious writing window on Instagram (DARN YOU TO HECK, INSTAGRAM) and writing today's (or should I say yesterday's...........) went clean out of my head. I remembered thinking about it at 9:30, and then going ah plenty of time left. And when did I remember again? At eleven freaking-fifty-nine PM. I raced to open the website. By the time my profile loaded, it was already midnight and that hateful, loathsome chick had already usurped the place of my beautiful 22-day streak. 

Serves me right for getting cocky. 

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    @zainabmirza - Ohh Zainab. I was preparing to welcome you in a week's time. No worries - I will be there on July 18th to welcome you to #TeamStreak.

    Here is what you can do:
    Every time an idea or topic comes to you - create a draft and write as much as you want. I have about 10 drafts right now. From about 10 words to 800. This will work for any emergency or foggy brain moments.

    You can also write a part 2 of a previous post.. hit the keep writing button and continue.

    My most important recommendation - write your post in the morning. I almost missed my 160 day streak last Saturday cause I fell asleep on the couch. I will never wait until past 11pm anymore. Too risky.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 18, 2019 18:19:52
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      @keni That's so sweet Keni, thank you!
      Ahh that's a good idea. I do have a few that I've started but I'm never in the mood to post the ones I've drafted when it's time to post and just want to write something fresh based on what I was thinking about earlier in the day. I definitely need to schedule in a time to post on 200wad so it doesn't happen again.

      Zainab Mirza avatar Zainab Mirza | Jun 21, 2019 00:14:16
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    @zainabmirza haha! No problem. Back at it. We've had many discussions about streaks, but the important thing is the process. Keep up that habit of writing - heck, stick to 11:35pm! Consistent wins out in the end. Good luck :)

    Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jun 18, 2019 22:55:22
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      @craigpetterson I completely agree; process above all else. Thanks and good luck to you too!

      Zainab Mirza avatar Zainab Mirza | Jun 22, 2019 10:44:47
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    @zainabmirza - there is no bottom -- you're far, far away from any 'bottom' :-) keep writing.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 18, 2019 14:39:16
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      @brianball I needed to be reminded of that :) Thank you!

      Zainab Mirza avatar Zainab Mirza | Jun 21, 2019 00:19:35
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