Which One Is More Effective – Long or Short Posts?
Posted on 14th June, 2007
Darren Rowse of Problogger.net has recently received a questing from his reader where he was asked about the length of articles the reader should write.
Is it true that long and detailed articles will help them get indexed and linked while the shorter ones keep the feed readers happy?
The quick answer to that question is, just do what works in your situation. Sites like Engadget.com or Gizmodo.com for example often posted short posts while others like DoshDosh.com or SteveParlina.com prefer longer ones.
Those blogs are successful in what they are doing.
Personally, unless I have a lot to say about a topic, I prefer to write medium and often ‘bite sized’ posts. I have a limited amount of time dedicated to doing article research and blogging. So for practical reasons, I find it effective to write medium and short articles as it allows me to write several posts per day.
As a reader, I also don’t have the patience to read very long posts unless they are absolutely crucial or related to what I wanted to learn at the moment. Shorter posts appeal to those with a shorter attention span.
So I would say the length of articles you should write will depend on your time and commitment as well as the type of audience you have.
Read the full article here: How Long Should a Posts Be?
Are you a long or short post blogger? What works for you as a blogger and as a reader?