Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Random Numbers About Words

I'm a numbers guy from way back. Here are some random ones:

3 - Blogs I'm part of (A Million Blogging Monkeys (mine), InkSpot (group), The Thrill Begins (group - although I haven't posted anything yet!)

9 - Months until the release of DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD

Greater than 3, fewer than 20 - Completed manuscripts, in one form or another

4,814,527  - Technorati ranking of this blog on 5/23 (Yes! Top 5 million!)

1,627,525 - Technorati ranking of this blog yesterday (You love me, you really love me!) 

2000 - Daily quota, in words, when I'm writing a first draft (okay, sometimes it's 1500, depending on what I'm working on)

Greater than (or equal to) zero, fewer than 5000 - Actual daily words written when writing a first draft

101 - Number of digits of Pi my son recited in a Pi Day contest (this son)

50 - Number of times I check email, per hour (approx.)

What are some of your numbers?



Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Oh, great book trailer! Love it. I'm with you on the over-protection thing. :), I don't do numbers AT ALL. I barely made it through college mathematics. It's all-English, all the time.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Unknown said...

What an entertaining blog to begin my day with! Thanks for that Alan!

As for numbers, I don't even know how or where to go to get those ratings - etc.

I can comment on one of your numbers topics, however. I don't "check" my email, I just leave it open all day and it lets me know when I have more! (Doesn't talk to me though - do they even have that anymore? ("You've got mail!")..... mmmm....

Alan Orloff said...

Elizabeth - Of course, now I wish I'd taken an English course in college. Us engineers didn't got taught to writes stuff to well, sometime.

Crystal - I use to like it when my email talked to me. It made me feel like I had a friend--one that never yelled.