Where’s my medal?

I’m amused by the new motivational tactics of the WordPress site – how it sets a goal for me (it’s always a number of posts… how can they be sure that I’m not hoping to cut red meat from my diet or grow a great crop of carrots?) and then gives me a big ol’ cyber pat on the back for my latest accomplishment.

I’m coming up on post 100 – surely there will be some kind of music playing when I hit “publish,” a little John Phillips Sousa with the sound of fireworks in the background should get me where I need to be.

Are we just all so indoctrinated by school and whatnot that we need the lure of a piece of candy to get anything done around here?

These WordPress people aren’t working out of a windowless, unmarked van, are they?

Still, it’s cute. I’ll take kudos wherever I can get them.

My latest motivation to post, other than not wanting to disappoint my mentors here at WordPress, has been just to get one up every day. Purely chronologically-driven writing schedule. Did you wake up? Has the date on your cellphone changed? Then post something already.

So far so good.

What do you use to motivate you to write?

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2 responses to “Where’s my medal?

  1. I pay attention to a lot of blog milestones, like how often I’m posting, number of comments, traffic stats, etc, and I have good thoughts about those things that help keep me excited about writing. But lately I just have that much to say! If I fall behind on posting, then there are all these thoughts backed up in my mind and it frustrates me that I don’t have time to get them all out. I love to write and love to think on the page. I’ve been shooting for posting 5 days a week. It feels like a little bit of pressure, but not to strenuous, and it helps me get out all these backed up words.

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