Dr. Tanya asks;
Short-form VS Long-form Content
How long are your blog posts on average?
I am a short post writer. I cannot write very long posts. Long posts make me lose focus and I find them tedious. So on average, my posts are around 200- 300 words. If I am writing poetry, it’s even shorter.
Given the option, would you rather post long-form or short-form content?
I prefer shorter posts. I guess I am not very verbose and want to state what I want to say in fewer words. Also, I don’t want to repeat myself. Another reason maybe is that I write 4-5 posts a day. With posting so many posts, it would be plain cruelty to foist long-winded posts on my readers. It’s, I think a sure-shot way of losing the interest of your followers.
Time is short and the attention spans of social media users shorter still, why do you think the search engines prefer longer content?
I haven’t the foggiest idea! If it’s a research-based post/ content, it may be justified as people want to get as much information as possible. But otherwise, I don’t think that most people would prefer a long post.