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May 29, 2019 03:32:16


by @brianball PATRON | 225 words | 🐣 | 306💌

Brian Ball

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 306💌
Total words: 84721 (338 pages 📄)

Writing all day is not the same as publishing.

My loss of streak is proof of that.

Today, I awoke at 3:21am with an idea ready to start. My brain was working on it all day yesterday and I guess the intensity with which I was tackling something else caused me to not complete the streak-required minimum of getting 200 words into this particular site.

But what else did I accomplish?

I registered a new domain name, crafted the beginnings of a productized service and formulated some thoughts around what it takes to start. I wrote many more than 200 words in other places but none seemed to have found their way here.

How do I judge that? On the one hand, I don't see my membership in #teamstreak. Does that mean I'm not part of the team? Do I get shunned when I show up to write? I doubt it.

In fact, I've argued that the whole streak think is a dubious incentive at best and possibly carries too much negative weight for the inevitable day you've simply got too much life to life.

My approach hasn't changed. I'll be writing daily. I'll show up here and write and publish and remember what it's like on the days you're busy. 

I'll publish first when I remember and won't let @lucjah distract me with MontyPython next time.

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    @brianball ah man, you had quite the streak going too, if I recall correctly. And I hear ya on the words. At my job I probably write upwards of 10,000 words on some days. Maybe I should start re-purposing some of that, especially considering that I come up with some pretty cool workflows and readers here might enjoy that :)

    Nick Simard avatar Nick Simard | May 29, 2019 21:03:56
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      @nicksimard - thanks -- yeah, 50 or so. No worries. 50 days from now, we'll be there again.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 29, 2019 22:14:22
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    @brianball yea... not a proof... I cannot believe you are not in a team... again... :-/
    And no blaming the innocent!!!

    (maybe i should write a reply... or not... let's see :-)))

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 29, 2019 21:09:50
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    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 29, 2019 10:59:22
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      @brianball @Rawhead yes, this was an amazing moment of that movie (which actually was built of amazing moments..)
      I am a Streak Freak, and a wholehearted supporter of non-consistency! Thanks god I know that everything is just one big paradox and I don't have to go mad because of the above...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 29, 2019 19:27:53
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    @brianball "whole streak think is a dubious incentive at best" - yes quite true. I love the streak mechanism for nudging me to keep certain habits, but to be completely objective, it's a game we created to play with ourselves, where we are the banker, player and opponent. Strange overlaps of interests and conflicts for sure! ;)

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 29, 2019 22:11:11
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      @brianball @jasonleow hihi.. the banker, player and opponent indeed, and complaining customer, and a frustrated guard...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 29, 2019 19:23:16
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      @lucjah like playing Cluedo on your own lol

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 30, 2019 19:36:37
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      @brianball @jasonleow no idea %-# haha

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 30, 2019 16:14:30
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      @lucjah oh haha sorry obscure reference

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 30, 2019 22:17:32
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      @jasonleow nono! ok, i will google... I just dont play absolutely anything... it absolutely drains my cognitive (limited already) resources...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 30, 2019 16:19:03
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