I recently got forwarded a link for blogging basics. http://boingboing.net/2011/09/25/the-1000-words-rule-of-blogging-book-excerpt.html

Thanks Brain Trepaning!

In it, it states that every blogger should write at least 1000 words per day. I’m not even sure I know what 1000 words looks like.

I responded to his email with: “1000 words per day?? I’m not sure if any of my posts are 1000 period. Pictures are worth a 1000 words though right?!?!!? :)”. To which he replied: “your posts are close to a few hundred words. Just checked, your He’s A Cruper post is 987 words.”

Notice how he didn’t acknowledge my picture comment?? I did. I guess pictures aren’t worth a 1000 words. Dammit. There goes that idea.

So. The idea of this book is to give yourself goals and to try and achieve them. Since I’m fairly convinced that 1000 words is a lot and way more than I have to say on any given day (put that in the record books!) I’m going cut that number down to 500, okay fine, 600 and try and achieve that in any given day. And by given day, I mean, at least 4 days a week. I’ve really cut that down to a goal a monkey could achieve, but you gotta start somewhere, right??

If I achieve my goal for 3 straight weeks, then I’ll consider actually following the experts advice.

So, that’s one example of really helpful friends. Here’s an example of a not so helpful friend. One of my loyal commenters is also my loyal skewing-Google-results-by-fabricating-search-terms-and-linking-them-to-my-blog friend.


Hamster porn?! Really, Gorm?! I don’t even have a hamster story, let alone a hamster porn story. Also, he said that it’s getting easier and easier to find me on Google – to the point where you don’t have to have quotation marks around my blog title anymore for me to show up (you know, unless you want it to show up under hamster porn, that is!).

I do have stories relating to spiders, and horses, and dogs. I have more that I haven’t written too. I think my next post will be about flies. Big, old, black, flies.

Is this 600 words yet??

Epic fail – 363. (Palindrome for the win!) (367)