I can only hold my own attention for so long at a time.
I noticed this several months ago, but now I’m going public with it. My average post on Scenic Route Snapshots is right around 666 words long. Sometimes 665 or 667. Or if one day I write a short post that’s only 342 words, I’ll instinctly follow up the next day with one that’s 1008 words to average it out. I never know how long it is until I finish and click the “publish” button.
What this means is that my mind is set on a predetermined default of how long it can focus on one subject, therefore, pacing me on finishing the thing without making it so long that I, myself, don’t get bored writing it, of course eventually reading it as well. And the whole time incorporating enough personal stories and often driving it home with a unique ironic twist at the end.
If I could choose a different number for my default, I would. Like 777. But that’s the irony, that a guy who is not a Satan worshipper and that isn’t cool with Satan would by default write an average of 666 words per post. And that, my friends, is a unique ironic twist.
And for another twist, this post isn’t even near 666 words long. It’s just 218.