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Four years after the previous one, another 30,000 foot view of the blog’s output, starting with the blog’s 133,177 words:

Posts Wordle

29,809 words in the comments, fewer than last time because of a few long comment threads on deleted posts. More ‘point’s, more money, and less Safari.

Comments Wordle

65,407 words on Twitter, nearly three times the words from four years ago! Much less focused on current events – less Obama, and more @hamandcheese. Probably an improvement.

Tweets Wordle

And finally, a new one – the 73,674 words from quotes I’ve collected.

Quotes Wordle

Make your own at And since pasting a feed only pulls the last 5 (or so) posts, here’s the code to generate the total text from WordPress which you can paste into Wordle.

All posts

<?php include('wp-load.php');
while (have_posts()) {
    $content = html_entity_decode(strip_tags(get_the_title()." ".get_the_content()." "));
    echo preg_replace("/[^A-Za-z ]/"," ",$content);


<?php include('wp-load.php');
$q="SELECT comment_content FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_approved=1";
$r = $wpdb->get_results($q);
foreach ($r as $c) echo $c->comment_content." ";




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