Word Count

Last year I earned a reputation as a blog-pusher, which is a person who enthusiastically attempts to get others to blog. I fell in love with writing online, so naturally I spread the passion to friends. I spent a lot of time asking friends to start a blog and usually I was met with much resistance. Often I heard the excuse, “I don’t know what I would write about”.

After writing for eight months, I still don’t know what I’m writing about. Some weeks I write about artists, and other weeks I review things that I like. There are even days that I blog about about blogging (like today!). However, I can always push out 100 words a day for this project. Anyone can.

When this project was created, the minimum standard set for myself was 100 words a day. Like others, I thought that it would be too difficult to write. I feared that eventually the words would run out and there’d be nothing left. Today I installed a plugin to read how many words have been published since December 2013, when I began this blogging project.

I have published 111,117 words. According to Wiki, a common thriller has between 60,000 to 80,000 words, and a mystery could have 100,000 words. While writing a book requires much more organization, I feel like blogging has shown that I have the capability to write over 100,000 words.

This fear that you don’t have enough to write about is completely irrational. It may take time but you can fill a page. If you did a project like this and wrote the bare minimum, you would finish with 36,500 words. Even that is incredible and a low commitment! You just have to spend time building it and cultivating it.

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Vlog for Days (with Sarah Nieman)

Wow, today was my first day that video editing dragged on and cut into my sleeping. Right now I really should be in bed but my project is exporting from Premier Pro Elements and is estimated to take another 30 minutes. I’m not sure if I’m going to stay awake for it or head to bed. The video will be here tomorrow nonetheless – so nothing to worry about.

Sarah Nieman and I teamed up quickly during a Skype call to ramble about community and getting with other artists. It’s nice to ramble with other people and Sarah is a fantastic person to talk to. I hope that you will take a minute to listen to our rambles!

Sorry if the video comes out a little funky. I just learned so much about Premier in the last hour. It’s so different than Photoshop and still completely new to me!

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