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May 23, 2019 21:33:32

Who do you follow on 200wad, and why?

by @jasonleow | 380 words | 617πŸ”₯ | 656πŸ’Œ

Jason Leow

Current day streak: 617πŸ”₯
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I was checking out the new Profile page layout and clicked on the Following tab. Realised I was following some folks who had stopped writing, and decided to do some spring cleaning of my follow list. I like doing this on my social feeds from time to time, not just on 200wad, but also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

It's just...cathartic to trim down, to let go of the old, give way to new. So after trimming, I was left with only 3 folks, out of which only one is still writing (occasionally). I'm hoping that they would consider coming back by tagging them in this! ;)

@kp - I enjoy kp's writings. He often talks about stuff that I'm always interested in to read more about, like compassion, how to benefit others, daily affirmations. These days, everything viral on the web is fake, taps on outrage, or just fighting. Lots and lots of fighting. So his posts are refreshing because it's hard to find content like that, and people who are committed to write about it. Too bad he stopped writing here. Thankfully he's quite active on Twitter. 

@lexc - lex was one of the early pioneers on this site. I enjoyed her first post about Malaysian food - that was the post that got me sitting up. I'm Singaporean after all, and being neighbours, we share much similar culinary heritage and experiences. What followed were a couple more posts - A β€œWesternized” Asian’s Relationship with Food, and Dinners. I feel we don't write enough about delicious food experiences in 200wad! The glutton in me always loves a good food post. Her descriptive style is something that I enjoy reading and writing about, so it clicks for me. It's a pity she stopped writing here since March. 

@daniellucas - I always look forward to Daniel's posts. Vivid and lively imagery and metaphors, silky smooth prose, beautiful, delightful accounts of his experiences of watching the rain and clouds,  about subjective time, and being. Apparently he writes for a living, so that explains the mastery! His writing style is something I would love to emulate and learn from. My limited vocabulary pales in comparison. So Dan if you're reading this, please keep writing. It matters to some of us here.

So, who do you follow on 200wad, and why?

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    @jasonleow Thanks so much for calling me back, and I'm so glad you enjoy food as much as I do! I actually read this back when you published it, and I was so flattered! But I was drowning in work and completely forgot to respond T.T Please forgive me. I'll try and keep up with everyone again :)

    Lex Tan avatar Lex Tan | Aug 22, 2019 17:54:21
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      @lexc yeaaaahhhh great to have you back Lex!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Aug 24, 2019 21:15:12
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    @jasonleow thanks so much Jason! that was really nice to read, I'm so glad you find enjoyment in my writing. Keep learning new words and implement them as often as possible - it'll seem weird at first, but slowly your vocab will grow. It's a lot of fun to try and find the exact word that gets across what you're meaning. :) PS I'm not a professional writer by any means (actually more of a visual creative) I just keep at it. thanks for the constant encouragement!

    Daniel Lucas avatar Daniel Lucas | May 23, 2019 12:32:27
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      @daniellucas gonna be bff with my thesaurus now. Thanks for the tip! My other source of vocab is your posts actually hah. Oh you're a visual creative, wow nice. Not seen many designers who write well.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 24, 2019 12:26:01
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    @jasonleow At one time I followed Baz and maybe one or two other people but I never look at the following page. I am on 200WAD so much that I can usually read everything of interest.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 23, 2019 07:32:43
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      @brandonwilson yeah me too, read whatever that comes along that sounds interesting. But I actively look forward to reading from those I follow. Wish there was more of them to go around! :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 23, 2019 22:41:50
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