The questions was:
When aiming for a target number of words written per day, do writings such as journals, long letters, blog posts, articles etc. count towards your goal OR does your word count only work towards a long piece such as a novel or article for publishing?
The results were:
every word counts: 42%
Words to be published count: 0%
It Depends on another factor: 42%
Only words for a novel count: 14%
Between these results and the comments left here, as well as on facebook's Writer's Inspiration page I've come to the conclusion that it's one of those things that typically work as "To each their own". It's an individual choice.
Thank you all again for participating!