For as long as people have created blogs, there has always been the debate about length of post, should it be long or short?
The debate will always rage on, for as long as blogging exist, yet the key is really to make it as long as it needs to be in order to get the message across in the best clear way you can…
It’s not just what you say but how you say it. 😀
Let’s assume you wanted to know about backlinks, would you rather read a 2000 word post which tells you all you need to know about backlinks, or a 200 word one that only skims the surface and hints that the writer actually knows very little about what he writes?
Should you feel you need to write long posts…
You have to then consider if you are boring your readers, that itself would be the worse thing, which you can see happening at times when you read a post somewhere and half way though you seem to stop reading it, it’s tapered off and bored you.
That is something I’ve seen with some of these so called big name bloggers and quite often, their content has got so boring I just stop reading and go elsewhere.
The answer for you may depend on your blog, it’s readers and your style of writing, yet the bottom line is, there is no right or wrong length, look at any of Seth Godin’s post and if done with clarity, they can very effective when short and sweet.
For me it”s really not the length, it’s the content itself and how it’s written that matters.
What about for you?
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