Back in late October of 2011, after an exciting baseball post season where I couldn’t write and post things fast enough to this blog, I made reference to reaching 100,000 words written in this space. After creating this blog last summer, I started to keep an Excel spreadsheet of all my posts and their word counts, just for curiosity’s sake. If I’m the only one who does this, so be it. But I’ll bet others might do something similar.
As I reached 100,000 words last fall, I indicated that I wasn’t going to add another digit to my overall word count until I reached a million words total. It seemed silly then, and it still seems silly now, but this post will put me over 200,000 words, in just over nine months of blogging.
If I can repeat this with another 200,000 words, and another, and then two more just like it, I’ll reach one million words. If I don’t die or lose interest first, I’m sure that I can get there in a couple of years. I’ll never run out of things to say, that’s for sure.
Feel free to hit the “Random Post” button once or twice, to see some of what I’ve already posted in this space. There are some things that might be of interest to you, and if not, you’re no worse off than when you came here in the first place.
Please also feel free to leave a comment for me, if you’re so inclined. Do you track word counts in your writing at all, or am I being stupid for doing this? I could understand replies of either variety, actually.
But please come back again in the weeks, months, and even years to come. I’ll keep on doing this either way, but knowing that these things may eventually find their way into someone else’s consciousness is a good feeling. At least, it is for me.