Started 5 years ago (2015-02-01T03:00:00Z).
Ended 4 years ago (2016-02-29T03:00:00Z).
The words can be about anything. Preferably, they will form sentences. They can be public or private in both content and viewership.
This year I wrote more than in any other year before. I began by blogging daily for several reasons. First, I wanted to get better at writing. Second, I wanted to prove to myself that I can deliver on a promise, in this case to publish some text every day. Third, I wanted to get over my fear of having my writing judged by others by just don't giving a shit and publishing anyway no matter how bad it is. But it was after a month of posting that I realized I wasn't good at coming up with (good) new stuff every day, which was about the time when I found out about the streak.club.I liked that here I didn't have to publish my writing while still having this confirmation in form of the streak list, so I switched from blogging to the streak.club. Now, about 8 months after I made my first post, I would like to say goodbye for the following 2 reasons.
1) The streak was dead when I started posting, but right after that more people saw that there was some activity and posted their stuff too. Feeling like an inspiration motivated me hugely - for about a week. Then everyone dropped out again and I was the only person posting. After that there never was more than 2 posts a day - which was very rare as you can see to your right. Now I've been the only one writing for a long time and while it doesn't bother me that much I still hoped that more people would join. I don't feel entirely alone here (I know some of you will read this), but it just isn't a huge motivation being the only regular poster here.
2) Most days I write without aim. I just want to get the work done and that is killing the spirit of it. In order to write something worthwhile you need to have what others might call 'vision'. Something to aim for. While I write this I aim to create a text that explains my departure from the streak.club and it makes writing so much easier and so much better. In my experience, doing something just that you can put the cross on your tick-off list can be a good enough start to get the body used to this new activity. However if the mind just aims to get the task over with (as opposing to getting it done), this can become very demotivating. Sadly this is what my writing has become over the last weeks. If you've followed my entries you know that I followed some stories for a few days, or picked up old ones to add some details, but that after that I lost focus and went back to just mainly journaling. I am simply not good at going somewhere without a goal, because I am a thinker. Not trying to sound arrogant here - quite the opposite actually - it's just a fact that I think a lot and while this is ok most of the time, I tend to panic when I have too much time to over-think things. So when I work too long on something without knowing the direction I freak out and am likely to quit entirely, which is what's happening right now. I don't see a point in writing daily at the moment, so I will stop and start again when I feel like it.
This will definitely not be the end of my writing, because writing has always been a part of my life. I'll just continue when I've found something to write about.
Cheers and see you around, guys!
P.S.: I feel proud about this submission :)
Wrote a little review about Telltale's "Game of Thrones"
I started my explanation on why I'm leaving the streak club. It will be published here.
Some philosophy and some comedy. Really didn't feel like writing today.
Wrote a short review of "Le petit prince" in German
I wrote a short review about "In the Heart of the Sea"
I wrote something about motivation and productivity
Started a little story about a man inside the head, who composes our dreams
I wrote down some thoughts about my girlfriend, about love and about the purpose of words.
I tried to write comedy and ended up writing about the end of humanity
I wrote down the exact steps I will take to automate my current job.
I wrote down some thoughts and part of the plan how I will make myself expendable at my job.