Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another Reason to Love the Internet: The Word Count

The Count of Words
I love the internet. In so many ways, it makes life easier on a daily basis. Kids these days have no idea how good they have it! I remember back in high school and college. I wrote a ton of papers in those days. And I do mean A TON - especially since I tended to take every English course available to me. Many times, those paper assignments came with very specific instructions - like a minimum number of words. I literally had to count the words myself, one by one. I wonder how much of my life I wasted doing that? Now that I'm a blogger, I'm still writing. I'm still getting writing assignments, and most of them still have minimum word requirements. But now that I have technology on my side, the process of counting words is easy as pie.

All I have to do is copy my text and go to a user-friendly website like to paste it into a box. Voila! Like magic, the internet tells me how many words I have written. If you didn't know this already, you will thank me for enlightening you. Count of Words will also count your characters, in case you're ever in a predicament where you need exactly that sort of information. Not only is it incredibly easy, it's also FREE. Nothing beats free in my book. There are also useful tips on the website, such as word and character limits for various purposes, like Twitter tweets, Facebook messages, and text messages.

Next time you have a paper to write, do yourself a favor and visit the Count of Words website to assist you  in your word counting endeavors.

Counting all these words without technical intervention is too much work!


Tonya said...

Kids have it so easy these days!

alyaia75 said...

Ain't that the truth?! Lol!

Unknown said...

Very useful information. Now if it could only help me remember what I'd decided to post about in the first place!