I was deceived at first by the @brandonwilson 's post the other day until I realized it was a follow up post one year later. The streak matters and we who are still here one year later are a living proof of that.
It's the combination of discipline, showing up every day, and the force of habit. It's surprisingly hard to quit once you get going, like an addiction.
Daily writing was my first serious streak and still the strongest one as it's going on fourth year now. Since then I have started many other streaks. They have been more or less successful, but thanks to them I have achieved many great things.
Some time ago I wrote how I have another kind of record streak going on. I had multiple longest streaks going on at the same time. Instead of just keep going with those I have already reached a few more longest streaks going along with those. I just can't bring myself to break them down anymore.
For you, who are keeping up your streaks: keep up the good work! For those who have broken their streaks: just start a new one. And everything else: give it a try.