Times & Seasons will today welcome its 100,000th visitor. Since we started our web counter shortly after we opened last November, we’ve grown from 8 daily visits to 900. To mark the 100,000 visitor milestone, I spent some time trying to figure out how much writing has been produced in our seven month stint.
The Times & Seasons writers have posted 862 separate entries for a total word count of 405,000. The Times & Seasons community has written 15,849 comments and, based on a sample of 1264 comments, the average comment has around 140 words. That means the comments measure a whopping 2,218,000 words. The total T&S production – entries plus comments – is about 2,623,000 words. If we were a novel, we’d be 10,500 pages long!
By comparison, the Book of Mormon has 275,000 words; the KJV Bible has 783,000. The T&S total is more than double the length of the standard works. (Writing is so much easier now that we don’t have to use scrolls and metal plates.)
Thank you to all of the visitors and participants who make Times & Seasons a place to discuss and to think and to learn. May we all be better because of it.