I have written a short novel's worth of content for my blog

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Tags: words, word-count, blog, writing, rails

How much content have I written for my blog? Let’s find out.

My blog runs on Typo, which is built upon Ruby on Rails. Let’s fire up the Rails console and gather a quick word count:

$ cd ~/blog
$ ruby script/console
Loading development environment.
>> require 'article'
=> true
>> Article.find(:all).inject(0) { |sum,a| sum +=
       (a.body + a.extended.to_s).split(/\s+/).length }
=> 66665

So I have written about 66 kilo-words, which is entering novel territory. Paperback-wise, it’s about 190 pages.

All I need now is a villain and some cool cover art.


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