Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for My Goal Funny


This comic makes me laugh.


Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.

Wouldn't it be so great if all the words we write in a million other places "counted?" Because honestly-- I want credit for them SOMEWHERE. ;o)

34 comments:

Cristina said...

LOL.. they should count!

Joshua said...

Wait...I'm not allowed to count blogging, Facebook, or Twitter?! Crap.

Sarah Pearson said...

If every word I wrote counted, I'd have an amazing word count. If we're only counting ones that make sense, meh. Not so much :-)

Kimberlee Turley said...

My goal for my novel is just 250 a day and that's most often a struggle.

I might reach a 1000 words TOTAL for one day if I counted all the blog commenting I do. : ) That would make me feel better, in deed!

jabblog said...

Oh, yes - definitely agree with that;-)

Libby said...

While I don't count this in my word count, I definitely count time in the blogosphere as writing time. :)

Tonja said...

It's better to write something than nothing. So it sort of counts.

Annalisa Crawford said...

This goes for shopping lists too? :-)

kbrebes said...

Thanks for the recipe, Peggy!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh gosh, if I counted all the words I do for blogging and facebook, I think I'd have a novel a day.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I definitely wish those counted! Word goals would be so much easier. Great find, Peggy!

Clarissa Draper said...

Less than ten tweets a day will give you your word count! What do you mean it doesn't count!?

Delia Moran said...

Ha! I'm with you.

Rob Z Tobor said...

I keep my diary as a word doc running yearly from Sept to Sept last year it was 170,000 words and so far this year it is 98,000 words. So I am hoping a five year diary should reach one million words. I will stop then and be locked up.

Leslie Rose said...

Hey Peggy. New follower waving. Talk about a comic hitting the nail on the head. Good giggle. Thanks.

WilyBCool said...

I can write so easily, unless it's a diary. Just can't seem to put that one together... funny huh? ;D

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I love Debbie's jokes! (Have you seen the one about conferences and wearing funny hats? hilarious)

cherie said...

Haha! Yup.

:)

S. L. Hennessy said...

Oh lord, I feel that way about my blog all the time. Woops.

Z said...

If only my blog, twitter, journal, and shopping lists could count!

MTeacress said...

Good one. Twitter word count helped me realize how quickly I can write an entire novel with just a little daily effort.

Nice to meet you on the A-Z. Have a good weekend. :)

prerna pickett said...

Perfect...if only twitter, blogs, facebook updates counted *sigh*

Amanda Heitler said...

Alas that they don't.

New follower - having found you via A-Z.

Amanda
http://dramadiceanddamsons.blogspot.co.uk/

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Very funny, Peggy! And I want that credit too :)

JeffO said...

Who's to say they don't?

Blog posts, tweets, FB status updates, e-mails, etc. are very different animals from story writing, but it's still writing. I think as long as you are putting real thought and effort into making those things coherent - and not just 'lol u mad bro' - then it certainly does count.

Valerie Hartman said...

It counts just as much as cookies eaten standing up don't have calories. But it makes me feel like I am accomplishing something, regardless of whether or not that WIP grows. This may be were very specific AND achievable goals, like word goals on specific projects, will help.

Kristine said...

Hahahaha! Then those that update facebook and twitter all day about each move they make would reach their goals more often! Hahaha!

Nicole said...

Doesn't it just feel that way sometimes? ;) Thanks for the humor.

Kelley Lynn said...

Oh man, I wish I could use the projects and trip reports at my 9 to 5.

Though adhesives and sheer strength and peel resistance have NOTHING to do with my current WIP ;)

Nas Dean said...

Hilarious! New meaning to procrastinating!

Emily R. King said...

Ha! I wish those words counted. :)

inluvwithwords said...

Yes, especially grocery lists! They should count.

Hi Peggy, I've given you The Sunshine Award on my blog today. Stop by and grab it if you're interested.

Valentina Hepburn said...

Hi Peggy, of course they count! As does writing cheques and c.c stubs (not much of that now with chip and pin) notes to the milkman and telephone messages that I always manage to write down incorrectly, particularly telephone numbers and anything you write in the middle of the night on a notepad that you can't see.

Tracy Bermeo said...

If only the spoken word counted too. Words like: pick up your toys. put your back pack away. hang up your coat. you know, those things. Love the comic strip!