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I love how you save each word to remember and build on Alexander, and thank you for the mention πŸ’›

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Jan 30Liked by Alexander M Crow

Thank you for sharing. I'm grateful that you shared your "word of the year" rather than keeping it hidden away; it's always enlightening to see how other writers gather motivation and inspiration. I've only recently begun following you, but the food for you thought is always appreciated!

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So funny you shared the word "free" from Emily Charlotte Powell, as it was my very first word chosen as my word for the year. As you mentioned, I carry each of the words into the following years with me, and they make me feel stronger. Especially free, which I really wanted to chose again. Instead I went with Self-esteem/self-confidence.

At the beginning of each year, we have a group video call with the people who started this tradition in my community. Even if I never met most of them in real life, I feel resfreshed and energised by these yearly calls, and I take a bit of their words with me as well. For example, one of my friends chose "combobulate" and I think we could all take it with us.

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I try not to limit myself to a specific day for posting as it tends to panic me and cause all types of blockages, be they self inflicted or otherwise... this last two weeks especially have been typical of that..! β€˜Chapeau’ to you for sticking to it Alex..!

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Thanks for all the recommendations. As far as the schedule goes, any day works for me. It's interesting, for my own writing, I worry so much about whether I'm releasing it at the right hour or day, but when it comes to everything I read, it doesn't even cross my mind when it comes out because I save it for when I have time. Sometimes, I'll read something a week after I get the email. However, I don't think most readers do this because I notice most likes and engagements are within 24 hours.

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