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May 23, 2019 22:09:21

Streaks are weird

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 223 words | 315💌

Craig Petterson

Total posts: 315💌
Total words: 87633 (350 pages 📄)

Streaks are weird. We have an overwhelming desire to maintain them. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but ultimately, who really cares?

This is day 46 on 200WAD for me, which means day 47 on Makerlog.

For me, these streaks don't have the same value.

My 200WAD's streak is a symbol of my continuous writing progress and I've found value in keeping up the habit, improving my writing and overcoming my fears of sharing content by keeping it small.

My Makerlog streak was an accountability exercise to achieve the same goal, but with development and side projects. It's not turned out that way. I've kept that streak alive by adding 200WAD articles as a task. It's a fake streak, which I should have lossed. It's not been possible for me to work sometimes, I have a desktop and sometimes I'd rather hang out with my partner. It's easy enough to pull out a laptop and do 200WAD, but going to the other room and putting even just 1 hour a side to work hasn't been top of my priority - and in this context, I have no interest in it being.

That being said, I do want to buy a development laptop. I'd love to work more, but I like to be able to hang out with my partner while she watches terrible TV in the evening.

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    @craigpetterson I don't see it like this. To me, writing is also part of making and being a maker. And there are simple tasks you can do in a few minutes and log in Makerlog (ie, "tweak navbar design"). The win is not to work a lot every day - it's to show up, sit down, and to keep on improving 1% a day.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 00:08:02
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