We all have preference in what we want to read, and how long we want to stick around on a certain page. Speaking from my personal view, I am very impatience in the "waiting" area, something that I should work on, really!
Many Things to Consider Before Deciding on the Length of Your Post
- What do you like to see when you reach that blog or website?
- Is the page load fast enough?
- Is the page clutter with advertisements?
- Did you read the whole article? Or did you just scan through it?
- How do you feel about the length of that post: too short, or too long?
Put yourself in your readers' shoes, and consider these:
- Do you understand what the post is all about?
- Have you give enough information, or resources?
- Are you learning something from the post?
- How would your readers feel after reading the post?
- Is the post stimulating enough to keep readers around?
Before hitting the send or publish button, again ask yourself these questions:
- Are your readers entertained?
- Is the post educating or informative about the subject?
- Are your readers aware of the topic that you're covering?
- Is your blog or post attractive, simple, easy on the eyes, and inviting for readers to hang around?
- Is the post give enough "breaks" throughout?
So long post or short post? I saw success in both--long and short--posts on many different blogs. If your readers are used to read your long post, then keep it that way, and if your reader like short post, then tailor to them.
You can find an example of long post on "She-Power", and you can find an example of short post on "MonGrind."
Do it from your heart! Do what feels right to you! After all, you're the one that has to live with it!