Did you ever stop to think about how may words you have been writing or reading since you started blogging? Or the exact number of pages?
Somehow, because of the way blogs get posted, I thought they were short. I mean, I know I have some long posts, but it never really registered how long they were.
Let’s break it down to numbers. On average, recently my posts have been about 1000 words. That is about 3 1/2 pages of text if double spaced and printed in Times New Roman.
Since I’ve started this blog I have written 243 posts. That is roughly 243,000 words or 69, 428 pages.
Think about that. That is approximately how many pages I have written on this blog alone in the past year. I write other places as well.
Now, think about the reading. I try to read some blogs daily. I read e-mails. I read student work. I read news articles or other things that catch my eye. I read plays. I read letters. I read Facebook. I read books. According to Shelfari.com I’ve read 20 books so far in 2011.
That’s a lot of words.
Of course, we can’t forget the comments. More words written and read.
So my book project is going to have to scale down a lot. Whatever shape it takes should be interesting though.
Words, words, words. It’s a good thing I love words, otherwise the numbers would be suffocating.