Number One Thousand

Sometimes, when you add things up, they really add up.

This is my 1,000th blog post.

It’s been quite a journey.

Ever since I noticed that the #1,000 was getting close (a couple weeks now), I’ve been wondering what sort of post it should be and what, if any, significance I might ascribe to #1,000.

Before I get to that, a few stats are in order:

Started posting: 5/11/2011

Started posting every weekday: 8/27/2012

Posting every weekday: 3 years, 5 months

How many words (just posts, not the static pages that comprise my web-site): 180,776

Average Post word count: ~180

So, when you add it up, it adds up.

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As I thought about what “this” all means I noted the Word Count: over 180,000.

Most business/personal-development-type books are 70,000 words.

By that math I’ve written two-plus books!

I will grant you not all of those 180,000+ words are book-worthy, but many are.

So I got to wondering, what if I combed through the previous 999 posts, found the best ones and compiled them into a book? What if I took the best of the three-and-a-half years and edited it and shared it?

I would be an author. (Writing over 180,000 words makes me a blogger for sure, maybe even an writer, but not exactly an “author.”)

Has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think?

I think it does.

That’s what I’m going to do.

I don’t know how long it will take or what exactly I’ll call it,* but it will be a book available (I’m pretty sure, for free) via the Kindle store.

* The working title is: Do What Works: How to Live Well and Prosper in the 21st Century

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I drafted the above earlier this week (it’s Thursday the 28th as I put the finishing touches on this post) and have decided to take February 2016 off from the blog. I do this for two reasons: to see how much I’ll miss the practice of writing and to focus my efforts on my book.

See you March!

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