As we all do as December winds down, I’ve been thinking about this year.
I posted 187 posts on the blog this year as of December 28th. (Some of these overlap the Patreon posts, and I don’t have the energy to figure out what is what, so I won’t calculate the word count for this one.)
I posted 276 posts on Patreon
this year as of December 28th. My average post length is more than 1,000 words, but let’s use that as our measuring stick. This means I wrote more than 276,000 words for Patreon posts. If this was a published novel, it would work out to more than 1,100 pages.
Just those two sources brings me to over 200,000 words and almost 1,700 pages!
I taught a workshop at the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild’s 2017 conference in Las Vegas, which was very kindly sponsored by Lotioncrafter.
And I added more than 400 new ingredients – not including micas, colourants, glitters, fragrance oils, or essential oils – including so many new surfactants, surfactant thickeners, cold lotion emulsifiers, conditioners, cationic polymers, preservatives, humectants, silicones, esters, oils, butters, extracts & hydrosols, proteins, cosmeceuticals & complexes, emulsifiers, and more. (I’m not kidding!)
Join me tomorrow as I take a look at some of my new favourite things!