This week, Tanya asks our opinion about this quote;
” The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span. ~ Alex Tabarrok
This is fundamental fact of blogging;
There are way too many blogs posts to read and only that much time available to each of us to do that!
So the answer lies in writing content that is;
The trick is to engage the reader in the first few lines of the post. I personally think that too-long blog posts are rejected by the readers because no one has the time. Make it short and meaningful. Make it funny or entertaining, and make it informative, so that the reader wants to know all the facts.
I mostly write short poems. I rarely go above 250-300 words in any of my posts. I personally have little patience to read a very long post. Though there are a few storytellers that writes such entertaining stories the length doesn’t matter.
I like the phrase ‘Limited attention span’! This is the bane of our lifestyle. So adapt to it and produce writing that does not take too much of the reader’s time!
Do check out this post from Hugh on how to kill your blog!
Written in response to Blogging Insights- NF # 51, hosted by Tanya