It was on 21 September 2007 that I started this BLOG with my very 1st post.
You can see that early post by checking out my archives. Though only 3 years have passed, it seems to me like it was far longer than that. That could be because, unlike the majority of bloggers, I have been blogging regularly with hardly any let up, almost daily, since the day I started doing so in January 2007 at our private, closed Yippie Blogsite.
The subject matter of my posts are all highlighted under archives.
3 years is 365 x 3 = 1095 days
Divide blogpost total by days total = 1.2611 blog per day on average.
How much time, energy and effort have been expended in these last 3 years?
A huge amount I would say but it is pointless to calculate this.
Since blogging is in my blood and has brought me much untold happiness and satisfaction, I
never needed to compare what I could have done with all that time and energy had I spent it in
a quest for accumulating more wealth or just idling it away.
But I was nevertheless still curious about just how many words I have pounded out on my keyboard since the very 1st day I was hooked as a green as green "greenhorn" rookie in blogging.
So....just guessing, 1,381 posts x 1000 words = 1, 381,000 words.
Even at 800 words per post it is = 1. 1048 million words
That many number of words translate into the equivalent of at least 20 or more average length book or novel!!!
This is an actual fact, no fiction indeed.
Unk Dicko has written more than a MILLION words in just 3 years of individual-inspired blogging.
Downloaded and uploaded a ton of pictures and images and documents and newsclips too.
Written blogposts that are still featured and highlighted on quite a number of International websites,
reputable foreign websites and regularly read by top universities in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia
and also by quite a few ministries of several countries. Some have posted my links on their websites...
to check for this and for that.
On looking back,it has been a glorious 3 years, no regrets at all.
Unk Dicko did some research on the internet on the question of the number of words contained in an average book or novel. Here is one account posted on 2 -10- 2006 by Liz Strauss, a known Blogger and writer. In her own words she said ..........
How Many Words Does It Take to Make a Book?
Here are the word counts for 10 books you might know.
- 1. Malcolm Gladwell’s Book, Blink is a 70,731-word message.
- 2. Steve Farber’s Radical Leap tells the story in 33,825 words.
3. Seth Godin uses 30,655 words to describe a Purple Cow.
4. Stephen Covey needed 100,519 words to explain The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
5. It took David Allen 76,858 words to write his way of Getting Things Done.
6. Race Through the Forest, a fable, by Timothy Johnson needed only 18,508 words.
7. Writing White Papers by Michael A. Stelzner required only 38,664 words to do what was necessary.
8. Beyond Code by Rajesh Setty is about 30,000 words.
9. Robert Scobel and Shel Israel spent 78,994 words in Naked Conversations.
10.Queen Klutz by Marti Lawrence recount her humorous stories in 26, 485 words.
I once asked, “How many words do you need to make a book?”
And a wise man told me, “As many as you need and not one more.”