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by Brian Schrader

So Many Words Written, So Many More to Come

Posted on Mon, 06 Feb 2017 at 07:58 PM

Apparently I'm 236 words short of 50,000 total words written for my blog over 161 posts1. That's about 309 words per post on average. I was playing around with the site just now and just out of curiosity I ran this:

$ find archive/ -name "*.md"|xargs -I {} cat {} | wc -w
   49764

Now curious, I did some more digging to see what I could learn; here's a few different statistics:

  • Longest post:
  • Shortest post:
  • Most average length post:
  • If we count all the drafts I've never published (but still have) the grand total goes up to 64,088 words.
    • That's 14,324 words unpublished.
  • 154 different tags used on posts
  • Most used tags:
    • blog: 21 times
    • web: 14 times
    • space: 10 times
    • open web: 10 times
    • blogging: 10 times
    • python: 8 times
  • Least used tags:
    • D&D, FCC, OS X, alternatives, angular... (and 105 more)

Just for the occasion, I made up a pretty graph.

A graph of word count.

It's hard to believe that I've been blogging for almost 5 years on this site, and if you count my two blogs before this one, then it's been almost 6 years.

And in case you're wondering: yes, this post is just over 236 words. 🎉

1 Technically that 50,000 word count includes handcrafted HTML inside a post's markdown. It's not that much of a factor and I'm defending my claim because technically I wrote that HTML so there.
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