It's not about writing 200 words
I have to admit I was a bit frightened when I started this challenge. I remember staring at the blinking cursor for minutes, without knowing what to say or how to say it. I remember a day when I was feeling drained, and reused a draft I already had written instead of writing my 200 words. It felt like cheating.
But now, when I reflect back on those days, it doesn't. My 200wad challenge has become less about writing 200 words everyday and more about putting something out into the world, everyday. This may be an old draft I never published, my opinion on a topic or just random thoughts. It doesn't matter if I wrote them on the spot, on a napkin three days ago or if it's a draft I've been hiding for years, afraid to release it.
For me, it's like a middle ground between Twitter and my blog. On Twitter, I write whatever comes to my mind. On my blog, I only write serious, reviewed, well-thought articles. 200wad has become both a way to express myself and a testing ground for my blog.
I love the 200wad community because I don't feel judged here. It's the place where I've finally found the freedom to write without caring about what other people will think.
Thank you, everyone!