Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Strange to think of the size and scope of this thing. I used to regularly get readers who would let me know they were reading the blog from the beginning. That's not happening much, lately. I wouldn't recommend it. My best stuff is definitely in the last four years, plus what readers have voted on as worth reading. Most of the rest is lashing out, mumbling, struggling to make things clear to myself and a whole lot of attempted ideas that crashed and burned. But ... it is all part of the process that leads to having a clear vision.
It takes me about an hour to write a thousand word post, a bit more if there are plenty of links or research involved. 2600 posts at 600 words a post (which, for me, is very conservative) is 1.56 million words ... or 1,560 hours, all by itself. Triple that to account for thinking about this blog, posts that got ditched rather than completed, time spent in the comments section, plus the actual slower pace that I probably had when writing here and we're half-way there to the ten thousand hour rule for blogging.
I fully expect to still be doing this ten years from now.