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100 Days of Muse & Reason

Why I write, Goethe in the Roman Campagna

Well, I have reached the end of the 100daystooffload.com challenge and the numbers are as follows:

  • 100 posts in 100 Days
  • 44,752 words
  • 15 Major Topics
  • Most prolific topics were:
    • Technology (22 posts)
    • Social Comment (22 posts)
    • History (19 posts)
    • Publishing (19 posts)
    • Philosophy (14 posts)
  • Most popular post (So this is how privacy dies…, 2,241 views)

I began the challenge hoping it would improve my journaling habits and ability to write short form pieces. Sprint research as I like to call it. If my critics’ reviews are anything to go by, my short and crunchy prose is all the better for the process.

I also found it a cathartic experience in a the age of Covid. My very own Pensieve:

One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one’s mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one’s leisure. It becomes easier to spot patterns and links, you understand, when they are in this form.

Albus Dumbledore

My thanks go out: To Kev Quirk for initiating the idea. To all the other participants who have, and still are, taking part. To the people who have read my articles and taken the time to provide feedback.

But the most important thanks goes to my wonderful, beautiful and amazing fiancée. Her talent and ability never ceases to leave me in awe and I am grateful for her editorship during this process. Without which, my output would have been far less coherent and contained many more errors. Like all writers, I would be lost without my editorial support.

Goodnight and good luck.


Goethe in the Roman Campagna by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein is licensed under Public Domain.

This post is day 100 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. If you want to get involved, you can get more info from 100daystooffload.com.


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