Do You Believe In Posting Short Blog Posts? I Don't!Short blog posts feel like cheating my readers

Yes, I know Seth Godin thinks short blog posts are ok. But really, aren’t short blog posts just glorified messages or Tweets?

There are those, who think it’s awesome.

I don’t though.

Except for this post, I think I owe my readers a lot more than lazy, short blog posts.

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6 thoughts on “Do You Believe In Posting Short Blog Posts? I Don’t!

  • 02/04/2016 at 8:19 pm
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    Good point, Derek. Although I tend to keep my blog posts within 750 words, I feel cheated when someone publishes a post just to show that they sent something out into the world for the day. Readers can tell between short w/ purpose and short due to laziness.

    *Raises coffee cup* Here’s to posts with substance!

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  • 02/04/2016 at 8:22 pm
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    I’m on your wavelength, Jamae. If I have something to say that requires less than a few hundred words, I have Twitter. :)

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  • 11/05/2016 at 12:11 am
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    I believe it depends upon the purpose of the blog and what readers expect. One of my blogs is a daily photo blog in a daily blogging network. Most of the bloggers there only post about a hundred words so that readers will understand the photo they posted. Most aren’t reading for information in the first place. Most of my blog posts, even there, are over 300 words. On my content blogs I usually run between 700 and and 1,500 words.

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  • 02/09/2016 at 12:41 pm
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    In the past I held a journal-type blog called My Little Life/Spilling the Beans, it was therapeutic more than anything else. Now I’ve started a blog to help people making a move from Montreal to the UK (I only JUST started it), and originally my intent was to get out pertinent info, business-like, with a cut-to-the-chase kind of feel to it. But I’ve realized I’m not having any fun with it that way—I can’t connect with my readers unless I’m posting a personal note or anecdote. There is a disconnect between me and my blog.

    Thanks for this entry, Derek, as it brought clarity to a notion I am struggling with. Blogs are for more than just getting out information. People read them for more than just info, they want to be entertained, they want to feel something. Writing a personal intro to an entry, in a blog, is a good thing.

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    • 02/09/2016 at 12:52 pm
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      Thanks for you comment, Elisa. Blogs are not easy creatures to get right. While this is my personal blog, I get away with being erratic and off topic from time to time. But on my professional blog, staying on topic and delivering exactly what readers expect involves a lot of research and hard work. At the same time, though, blogs need to have a personal voice. So yes, adding a little of your personality to a blog post is a good thing.

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    • 05/11/2016 at 3:12 pm
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      All of these articles have saved me a lot of heachdaes.

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