100 days ago, I joined a challenge started by Kev Quirk, named 100 Days to Offload. The rationale behind the whole thing is to challenge people to publish 100 posts on their personal blog in a year. That’s approximately 1 post every 3.5 days. Well, at first, it was to post 100 posts everyday for 100 days.
The point of #100DaysToOffload is to be a relaxing and cathartic experience. Not a worrisome affair where you’re thinking of things to write all the time. For me, that wasn’t a worrisome at all. I always wanted something to force me write about stuff I’m concerned about and 100 Days to Offload was the exact challenge I needed.
During this period, I wrote about everything. From problems and injustices we see in society to my concerns about technology and software freedom. Now that it’s over, I don’t think I’ll write everyday but I’ll keep updating this blog and writing about stuff for sure.
Writing gave me ability to express myself and my ideas over stuff and also to help people learn something. For 100 days, I felt a duty and a mission to talk about stuff and to help people learn about stuff. The most amazing thing that happened to me during this period was that I learned a lot of stuff.
I learned about many different things that I wasn’t even aware of. For example, I always believed that “All Lives Matter” is a better movement to join and I learned that I was wrong. I never thought Black Lives Matter movement is telling people that black people are superior but I thought why shouldn’t we campaign for all people who are facing injustice? I learned Black Lives Matter is important as black people are facing a lot of injustice. We shouldn’t be sad that some people don’t have a movement, we should be happy that those people don’t need a movement.
I learned about some technical stuff too. During these days, I thought and learned a lot about the concept of a good technology/software company and I’m now focused on founding my own company with some of the greatest people I know.
I learned about justice, equality, freedom, principles of life, people, and many other things. I now understand why writers love their job this much. I love it too. 100 Days to Offload challenge is now done for me but I would not stop writing.
I felt a lot of joy. I felt life. I felt anger, happiness, disappointment, joy, and a lot of other emotions that I have never felt before. It was one of the experiences I would love to have again.