@Hist_Geographer asked me on twitter how I added the progress bar to my blog. The answer is a little too long for twitter so I thought I’d put it here:
Basically all you need to do is go to your appearance tab on wordpress, add a ‘text’ widget and edit the widget so that it includes the following text:
<div style=”width:175px;height:15px;background:#33FFFF;border:1px solid #000000;”>
</div></div> 12,38/36,000 words. 3.4% done!
When ever you want to update the progress bar you just need to adjust the width of the second div (where it currently says width:3.4%) and then change the text you want to display under the progress bar (where is says 12,38/36,000 words. 3.4% done!)
You can do this with any blogging software that lets you add a widget that allows html