SoCS — All About My Posts

80396071-78A6-45ED-AC89-D5F7918B17A9Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt today calls for us to use “post” as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. As a blogger, when I hear the word “post,” I think about something I’ve been doing three to five times a day lately: writing posts.

My very first post on this blog was published sixteen months and one day ago, on May 14, 2017. It was one of seven posts I published in that first month. D0608CD7-2DF2-41AB-8C63-5F737C94C02FThe post was intended to introduce me and my new blog.

In that post I wrote, “I describe myself as a logical, rational, and reasonable person. I am not ruled by emotions but by facts, observations, and evidence.”

That first post received one “like” and no comments. Since that first post, I have published 1,638 additional posts, including this one. That averages out to just over 100 posts per month since I started this blog and 160 a month since I began posting my daily one-word prompt, FOWC With Fandango, in June.

What is even more amazing, to me, anyway, is that my 1,639 posts contain more than 393,000 words! That’s like having written six 65,000 word novels in 16 months!

By way of contrast, in my previous blog, which was live from July 6, 2009 until April 10, 2015, I wrote only 907 posts, more than 60% of which we’re written in 2014 and the first 3 1/2 months of 2015. Between 2009 and 2013, I averaged around 70 posts per year, or fewer than six posts per month.

The other interesting thing is that my word count per post in that previous blog averaged around 675. In my current blog, my average word count is only about 240.

Anyway, unless you’re me, and I know for a fact that you are not, you no doubt find this stream of consciousness post to be of little interest. Therefore, I’m going to end this post now so that you can get on with the rest of your day.

Enjoy your Saturday.

17 thoughts on “SoCS — All About My Posts

  1. Kijo September 15, 2018 / 3:56 am

    That’s some serious throughput! Kudos.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 15, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Thanks. I wonder, sometimes, if I can keep it up…if I should keep it up.


      • Kijo September 15, 2018 / 3:33 pm

        Do or not do: there is no “should.” : )
        If the well hasn’t run dry, keep writing.
        If it doesn’t adversely affect your life, keep blogging.
        I especially like your short fiction. You have the skills.
        I say keep it up, especially if it brings joy to you or others.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango September 15, 2018 / 4:21 pm

          Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.


  2. Renard Moreau September 15, 2018 / 4:26 am

    🙂 Well, Fandango, you seem to have a very good thing going here.

    Your WordPress blog is a lovely one, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. newepicauthor September 15, 2018 / 7:30 am

    I realize that I am not you, but I did find your post extremely interesting, especially the part about the word count, since I tend to write long posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sight11 September 15, 2018 / 9:57 am

    So what’s common in majority of your posts besides that you penned them down?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Laura September 15, 2018 / 10:11 am

    I’m always fascinated by other bloggers’ breakdowns. It’s interesting to me how some folks decide to post once a week, others once a day, others with no system at all. I hope you’re enjoying what you’re doing now!


  6. Marilyn Armstrong September 15, 2018 / 10:22 am

    It’s something about retirement, you know? We just have a LOT to say and this is where we say it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. J-Dub September 15, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I am interested. Is your prior blog still around in an inactive status or completely closed now?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 15, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      It’s dead and gone. When I decided to take a hiatus from blogging, I deleted everything.

      Liked by 1 person

      • J-Dub September 15, 2018 / 2:31 pm

        Any regrets? Being a pack rat, I save everything. Delete

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango September 15, 2018 / 3:19 pm

          I did export all the posts into text files, so I have them if I ever want to read them, but the blog itself was deleted.

          Liked by 1 person

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