Hey, guys! A couple of people have asked me about the Shadow Bird wordcount widget in my sidebar, so I decided to post a tutorial. Before we get started, I’d like to say thanks to AnonymousA for telling me about the widget in the first place!
To begin, go to Language is a Virus.
Once there, go to the address bar. After languageisavirus.com/, add nanowrimo/word-meter.html, and press Enter.
It will take you to the NaNoWriMo WordCount Meter page.
Scroll down until you find the “Create Your Own!” form.
Type in your novel’s information.
Clicking “Pick a Color for Your Word Meter” will make this screen pop up. Select the color that you want the progress meter to be (choose one that will match or complement your blog’s color scheme).
Press Calculate and scroll down until your find this area. Copy the code in the box (Ctrl C).
Go to your blog’s customization screen and select widgets.
Add a Text widget, paste the code into Content (Ctrl V), and title the widget ________’s WordCount. Remember to press Save & Publish!
This would be helpful for anyone wanting to share their (Camp) NaNoWriMo novel’s progress, or just show how much they’ve written for any writing project.