Did you know that if you write a lengthy blog post of say a thousand words twice a week for fifty out of fifty-two weeks, you’ll end up with a h

Good Blogging Habits Yield a Book Each Year

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2024-07-07 19:30:05

Did you know that if you write a lengthy blog post of say a thousand words twice a week for fifty out of fifty-two weeks, you’ll end up with a hundred thousand words, which is longer than the average book? Even if you can’t muster the discipline, getting beyond 80k isn’t particularly difficult to pull off.

I always try to aim for a thousand words a post even though lately that baseline has never been met. I became curious as to what my writing stats are lately so I whipped up another Matplotlib graph that summarizes word counts per publication year for my two blogs (orange, hatched with /: source from Jefklak’s Codex; yellow, solid: source from Brain Baking):

For reference, I included three red dots that signify the word count for books I published: 74.143, 91.764, and 73.750 words in the year 2020, 2022, and 2023 respectively. The above graph tells us that since 2021, I’ve been publishing more words through this blog than via other channels, easily hitting 80k yearly for Brain Baking alone! The bar charts do not stack but overlap, so for Jefklak’s Codex, I wrote about 40k words in 2022 and 2023.

The stats start at 2013 for Brain Baking since that’s the inception of the blog as you know it, but as the museum proves, that’s not the true start of my online presence. Let’s just say that before that it becomes more difficult to include and compare data. The chart also reveals that I started taking blogging seriously after COVID hit the world.

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