For the readers of my website (which doesn't always get cross-posted to Dev.to), you will know that for this month (as well as following months), I am going to attempt to write a blog post every weekday, inspired by TreTuna's 1000 words for 1000 days challenge.
Tre TunaThis past week I committed myself back to reading. Currently, it's @swyx's @Coding_Career Handbook, swyx.podia.com/a/p5kuh.
With this, I'm commiting to another objective from Chapter 18, "Write, A Lot," I'm ramping up to the challenge of writing 1000 words/day for 1000 days.05:25 AM - 10 Aug 2020
Now, the spirit of the challenge isn't to write 1000 public words (private notes also count), but I was thinking about how awesome it would be to have a blog with one million words.
Inspired by this, I am setting out to write at least one million words in my blog (though not necessarily in 1000 days). To help me reach this goal, I built a tool that takes an RSS feed and counts the number of words written. Accordingly, I have named it One Million Words.
This project is still very much a work in progress (for example, it expects your posts to be in a
<main> tag), but I wanted to give this community a first peek.
The code is open source. I am very much open to feedback!
Without further ado: One Million Words
Some work I'd like to do:
- Save requests to the database
- Work on the design.
- Automatically update when feeds are updated.
- Support content in any arbitrary HTML tag, not just
In future posts, I will walk through the code, the design decisions I made, and how I deployed it.
PS: If you are looking for a feed to try, and have at least one post on Dev.to, try
https://dev.to/feed/username, eg: https://dev.to/feed/joseph_lozano