As a recovering Wordle/Quordle addict, I found this article about how breaking your Wordle streak can affect you to be very interesting.
For the most part, I just enjoyed reading about people getting totally messed up by breaking their win streak. Considering I never really had a very good win streak either because I screwed up a puzzle, I missed a day, or my browser cache reset and I lost my progress (the worst thing about never having to create an account to play), I was never really in the same boat as these people.
[image courtesy of Getty via Trent Crimm, er, Laura Hampson of The Independent]
But a coworker's 88-day streak was busted last week (on a puzzle I solved in two tries, no less) and he was upset about it. Not question-your-life-and-choices upset, but still.
My bigger takeaway from this article, though, is the idea of only sharing your losses on social media instead of wins. Per the interviewee in the article, “It violates that expectation of curating an image of success and perfection on social media, the posting your Ls." The contrarian in me really digs that. I may have to do it.
Oh, and I mentioned above that I'm "recovering" because I only played once while we were on vacation and I considered that the separation I needed to break myself of feeling obligated to play every day. I think in the two weeks since we've been back, I've played only three times and only because I wanted to. Not because I felt I needed to. There's a big difference. Huge.