(I’m fully aware that this is probably of interest to no one but myself. That’s never stopped me before on this blog!)
In 2011, I kept track of how many times I filled my car with gas.
This past year (2012), I decided to keep track of how many articles and words I published. (As I’ve said, I have a thing about tracking stuff that I do.)
It was actually friends that unknowingly prompted me to track words and articles in 2012; several of you give me a hard time about how much I write and how many sites I write for, so I figured … let’s actually quantify this.
815 articles … 262,907 words
That averages out to 68 articles and 21,909 words published per month. And the average length of what I wrote was about 323 words.
What I’m Not Including: It doesn’t count the daily Marketing Day recap on Marketing Land, daily SearchCap recap on Search Engine Land and the monthly link roundup posts that I published on Small Business Search Marketing. I didn’t include those because they’re mainly just lists of links.
Here’s a month-by-month recap of my 2012 publishing.
January: 93 articles … 33,232 words
February: 79 articles … 26,736 words
March: 40 articles … 12,433 words (We moved to a new house in March, and also went on a week-long family vacation; ergo, less writing.)
April: 65 articles … 19,011 words
May: 80 articles … 26,880 words
June: 65 articles … 23,457 words
July: 83 articles … 23,211 words
August: 65 articles … 21,871 words
September: 70 articles … 23,178 words
October: 81 articles … 22,622 words
November: 47 articles …14,509 words (Less writing due to travel and holidays.)
December: 47 articles … 15,767 words (Less writing due to travel and holidays.)
And here’s what it looks like in chart form.
What About 2013?
I’m going to put aside the tracking thing for 2013. Actually, I got a Fitbit for Christmas, so I’m gonna let it do all the work as it tracks my daily physical activity.
Happy New Year!
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