What Length Satisfies You?

What are you on about?

Get your mind out of the gutter, its not what you think. I just thought that it was time for some feedback about my length… of posts. It’s not that I am having a crisis of confidence, as I’m happy that the longer posts are full of enough content to keep your attention. But I was just wondering what the general consensus was so that I know what to aim for if at all possible.

The poll starts at 400 words. If you struggle with that amount, I suggest that you go back to watching Glee and post a new Facebook status update declaring yourself to be a reincarnated goldfish.

So please vote. And to make you feel like you’re doing the right thing, each vote will help bring a child out of poverty.*


* If you also donate to Save The Children

9 thoughts on “What Length Satisfies You?

    • I have to say, I’m overwhelmed to get a reply from the Internet itself! I am a big fan of you Net. In fact I couldn’t live without you and constantly feel drawn to you.

  1. This is why I did not “vote” in your poll. I think you could be hung up on numbers rather than focsuing on “coverage”. I like to read fully developed posts that “cover” the topic being published. There is no rule of thumb for post length aside from adequate coverage of the topic at hand. SEO experts say that both extremely short and extremely long web pages are not ranked as highly as pages that are of a reasonable length. No one really knows how many words are “reasonable” l but at least 250 words – 1000 words are recommended. In a nutshell I believe that anyone who actually does enjoy reading will read any length of post, provided that it’s well written, vovers the topic well, and holds their interest.

    • Thanks for your comment TT, but I am not hung up on numbers, I was just interested in opinions. My shortest post is probably around 350 words and the longest (usually travel posts) tend to range from 1000 – 2000. Someone did actually complain about the 2K+ posts, but they were not originally written for a blog, they were from emails tat I sent home from a trip. I personally don’t like short posts of less than 300 words.

      So I am still interested in votes, but also comments too!

  2. Gee, and I was looking for the gutter. Oh well, maybe next time. Come to think of it, that was your last two posts! Hehehe

    Like TT, I’ll read any length if it holds my interest. Although I am the worst proofreader in the world of my own writing, I will say (pot calling the kettle black here) that typos will stop me reading a page.

      • Happy now? 🙂 I can’t Donate to Save the Children as I alread sponsor a child in Mozambique and with my legal bills my discretionary funds are about negative $youdontwanttoknow.

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