Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Count Your Words

Sometimes I really need to know how many words I'm using - especially when I'm doing paid posts.  If they require a minimum of 60 words, 100 words, 200 words, I want to be sure I at least hit that minimum.  Usually I go way over, but sometimes I have a hard time coming up with all those words.

I used to have a Firefox add-on that I could use, but a while back Firefox updated, and that add-on was no longer compatible.  I checked a couple times since, but it was still no-go, so nowadays I just use the free Word Count Tool online. It's simple and quick - just copy the text from a blog post, or whatever you need to count, and paste it into the tool.  Hit 'submit' and you get your number of words.

What does it count?

  • Words made out of the alphabet.
  • Words made from a combination of alphabets and numbers.
  • Words with an apostrophe ( ' ) and a hyphen ( - ).
So, basically - it counts your words. Better than eating them, don't you think?

Number of words: 178