I’m a Man Of Many Words

67557C99-854A-4E95-B81E-93E7122DDDD8How man words? Well, according to the highly reliable and completely accurate WordPress stats, I wrote 385,508 words on my blog in 2018. Those 385,508 words were spread across 1,644 post during the year, for an average of 235 words per post. That’s not a lot of words per post compared to a lot of other bloggers, but many of the prompts I respond to have word limits of, say, 100, 150, or 200.

I posted an average of 4.5 post per day last year. My blog was visited by 27,770 visitors, an average of 76 per day. My posts received 117,582 views, an average of 322 per day and 72.5 per post.

My 1,644 posts received 41,262 likes (113 per day and 25 per post). Also, 24,916 comments, (68 per day and 15 per post).

And as of midnight, December 31, 2018, there were 1,607 people following my blog.

Excluding my daily one-word prompt, FOWC with Fandango, here were my most viewed posts each month:

January: Couples Counseling

February: Perspective

March: A tie: Warning Signs and Top of the World

April: Bloggers Beware

May: Househunters International

June: The Way You Write

July: All Dressed Up and No Place To Go

August: Better Than Sex

September: To Prompt or Not to Prompt

October: Missing the Point

November: Weird Words

December: I’ve Never Skied Naked

Yes, I know that this post has been one big brag about me and my blog. But were it not for all of you, who read and respond to my posts, there would be nothing for me to brag about.

The interactions you provide, your likes and comments, are what makes blogging worthwhile. You have embraced my FOWC With Fandango prompt more than I could have anticipated, and I owe a great big thank you to those of you who post regularly in response to that prompt.

And I want to thank the others of you who post your own prompts. Your words, photos, and challenges provide us bloggers with the inspiration we need to write such creative, entertaining, informative, fascinating, and sometime silly posts.

So in what I consider to have been an otherwise crazy, chaotic year, thank you for providing something to look forward to each day, for a way to cope with the nonsense swirling all around us. Thank you for reading my blog and for being my inspiration.

Happy 2019.

28 thoughts on “I’m a Man Of Many Words

  1. Halbarbera January 1, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Short and to the point is my goal

    I don’t read long posts, without a break to take a breath! It seems sometimes that the more some people write the less they really have to say!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael January 1, 2019 / 11:28 am

    Best wishes to you good sir, the new year is looking good. Have a good one.

    Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango January 1, 2019 / 11:29 pm

          Must be an Australian, “shrimp on the barbie” kind of a thing.

          Liked by 1 person

          • cagedunn January 1, 2019 / 11:33 pm

            Urban Dictionary: schmicko
            https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=schmicko
            Jan 3, 2008 – shhh-MIK-oohhh adj. 1. An Australian term meaning full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, esp. in a mysterious or magical way.
            OR ….
            shmick. good: that meal was shmicko. Also, schmicko. Contributor’s comments: I have heard “shmick” used by a well travelled local to mean stylish and well done. I wonder if it could be “schmick” – with the “c” like schmaltz, hence Yiddish or German.
            Australian Word Map – Macquarie Dictionary

            To me – real good, mate! Classy!

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            • Fandango January 1, 2019 / 11:38 pm

              Well, it’s better than being called a schmuck I suppose. 😏

              Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli January 1, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Your blog, your challenges, your comments, and the community hub you provide are appreciated. I enjoy your sense of humor. Thank you for your welcoming spirit. Best wishes for this new year ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Haunted Wordsmith January 1, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Congrats! Maybe one day I’ll have stats like that. Right now I’m just someone who blabs on and on to the wall lol.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do this year 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango January 1, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      I’ve been at this a bit longer than you. You’ll get there and I’m looking forward to see what you do, too.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Marleen January 1, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    It’s a good thing that was your most-viewed post for December — so you could remind us.

    Happy 2019 to you!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sadje January 1, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Thanks for providing us daily inspiration. Happy blogging. Great achievements.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. leigha66 January 6, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    Those are some pretty impressive numbers from an impressive blog… thanks for the prompts and words of wisdom and fun you share with all of us!

    Liked by 1 person

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