I reviewed my blog posts in 2012 and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 indicates my favourite posts – the ones I want to keep around and refer back to, or the ones that represent key moments in my life.
I’ve been pretty good at keeping to ~1 post a day, although travel and family time meant I was away from my computer during much of September.
Observation: I write fewer posts, but I feel better about them.
Number of words in 2012: ~133,000 (~ 380 words per post)
- Flesch reading ease: 62 (down from last year’s 65)
- Gunning Fog index: 12 (up from last year’s 11)
- Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 9.2 (up from last year’s 8.4)
- Unique words: 9,318
Observation: Fewer words, but bigger ones.
Looking at the three-word phrases I used the most, I can see that I continue to use my blog for a lot of planning. They’re mostly the same as last year’s words, except that “a lot of” has dropped down to fourth place from second.
|This year||Last year|
|I want to||238||158|
|so that I||115||94|
|that I can||113||76|
|a lot of||89||126|
|be able to||86||86|
|in order to||67||55|