I personally find it quite difficult to keep up with many communities. I'm just not active enough. I read the odd 200WAD post, but I could read more. The reason I'm part of the 200WAD community is mainly because of these few things;
- I saw what @basilesamel was building and it came at the right time for me. I wanted to improve my writing, and in particular, my communication skills. I do think I have improved, but maybe not a whole lot. That improvement has mostly come from keeping up this commitment
- As you all know, I'm a sucker for a good habit. Healthy habits lead to a healthy life and there is nothing like writing out your day, spreading your thoughts, your progress or simply getting things off your chest.
- The community has been brilliant. I'm not too active, but you've all been so nice me. From having a little bit of recognition for writing a post to a simple "Thanks for the updates" when I post about my day, especially you Brandon.
These positive comments aside, I do feel some negativity too. I particularly relate to @jacklyons' post, as I often find myself questioning quantity vs quality. It's an odd thought. Often, you can generate quality by amassing a quantity, but surely there is a line. When do we know we've hit it? Do we stop when we do? Am I slave to the streak? Will my motivation die if my streak is removed?
I'm not sure.
I think 200WAD is a net positive in my life. I'll continue to use it - and to support Baz and the gang. It's not perfect, but it's ours.
PS. @brandonwilson, count me in as part of #TeamStreak. Although I'm not vocal, I love reading these updates.