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!