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First off, congrats!

Second, I love this line: The world might not need your input, but you need your input.

It's 100% the truth.

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Thanks! While the pace of daily blogging was ultimately too much for me (I tried for one full year) I believe everyone should try it for a few weeks. Making a commitment to say something about the world every!single!day! helped me realize I had been glossing over so much around us. It took the blinders off.

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I used to do a blogging challenge in April called the A to Z Challenge were you blogged every day. It was fun, but ultimately, I didn't have the energy to keep doing it.

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Yeah, daily blogging is a lot! And I realized the at trying to say something every day was not leaving me time to refill the cup., so I’m more of a ebb and flow guy now...which is usually fine except for those occasions where the YouTube algorithm vortex makes a night disappear for nothing.

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Yes to front-yard kiddie pool! That's a lot of posts, a lot of practice, a lot of opportunities for self-discovery and development. A shining example of an atomic habit a la James Clear. Happy to be one of your subscribers.

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Thanks! Yes, just a little at a time. I tried daily blogging between 2018-2019 but it was too much of a grind, but a little at a time (even if not daily) kept me in game so I’d be there for lightening bolt moments (such as reading Verlyn Klinkenborg’s Several Short Sentences Avout Writing)....or finding Substack!

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Congratulations Justus! I remember we both arrived on Notes about the same time! 😎

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Thanks! I think we both part of the Post to Notes migration...what a year in Social Media!

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Yes, we were! So glad to have landed here in this wonderful community!

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Congratulations! Growing authenticity!

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Thanks! The cost of faking is too dang high!

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Congratulations on your milestone! Keep on going!

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Thanks! I’ll keep plugging along!

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Congratulations, Justin, on achieving this significant milestone! I'm one of the 100! Keep up the great work! 🥳🎉 🎈 🎊 💖✨

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Thanks! Happy your along for the ride!

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Justus, you summed it up great at the end. It's nice to have a home on the Internet. It's also nice to recognize that while my readers don't need my input, I do. It keeps me alive and kicking to post a story or poem two-three times a week. While I try to ignore the numbers, I yearn for the comments, the conversation between us all. The "likes" don't feed me as much as the responses in words, phrases, and whole sentence. YUM!

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Very much so! The conversation is a joy! Thanks!

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(Weird what just happened)

I realized just yesterday that when we read others' comments on social media, we have a glimpse of their souls. Rarely do we know what they look or sound like, but take away the physical aspects of a person, you only have their words and therefore their innermost being.

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Love this story and well worth a huge celebration. Maybe your wife will read a piece. Mrs Feasts proofs mine so she says she doesn’t have to read them as well!

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hehehe at some point maybe! =)

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I'll let you know if JoJo reads any of mine!!

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Agree on the usefulness of blogging. I’m writing one a week and it’s giving me a framework of researching and writing which I hope is going to support my studies!

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That’s awesome! When I was in college and grad school, I was in such a rush I don’t think I had the wherewithal to write separately outside of my studies, however it would have been good to pause on a regular basis to think “what am I doing?!”.... in a less toxic fashion than the regular cigarette break.

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I’m recently retired so I have the luxury of time! I’m already feeling the benefits of regular writing as articulation comes a lot more easily. Well done, keep going!

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Thanks! My daily blogging experiment of 2019 didnt garner any readers at the time, but it sure made me a better writer of emails at the office!

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Congrats!

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Whoohooo!!! =)

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Congratulations -- and yes for keeping things in perspective. I love the kiddie pool closing line.

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Thanks! I had fun writing that paragraph!

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Good for you! And thanks for sharing. This is a commitment to your passion, and the creative practice, 100+ subscribers is a big deal, congrats 🥳 🎉🎉🎉

I love this part: The world might not need your input, but you need your input. Writing publicly forces us to look carefully and to process the richness that surrounds us....

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Thanks! I feel that blogging sits in a good space for contemplation. It’s informal so I don’t freeze up and do nothing, but it’s public so I can’t be as loose as a journal, just enough rigor to force us to think sharply about what we publish.

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You are an embodiment of resilience, determination, perseverance, patience and persistent. Keep going 💪

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Thanks man! Cheers!

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