Are you confused about how long your posts should be? Every article that you read tells you what will generate more traffic. Did you ever notice that they all have different answers? In this article, I am going to tell you the simple truth about blog length.
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
~ Galileo Galilei Read more inspirational quotes at Brainy Quote
Blog Length: Stick to the Point
Galileo’s quote fits perfect for this situation. The fact is easy to understand once they are discovered. People that search for information on the internet only want to digest what they are interested in and nothing more.
If you were looking for information on the best car to purchase, would you spend time reading about the first car ever built?
It would be a different scenario if you wanted to know about the first car that was built. Your search would be, “information on the first car built.” But you typed in, “best car to purchase.” The only information that you need is what the best car is to buying and why.
Your time is valuable and so isn’t your readers.
More and more people are surfing the web on their mobile device. They will be surfing on their break, in line at the grocery store, during commercials and so on. Their time is limited. They will only be able to absorb a certain amount of words in the time that they have. Reading a 5,000-word post at that point would not be feasible. There is a time and place for longer posts.
Keeping your posts length short, to the point, and easy to read would be perfect for them.
Best Blog Length
Are you ready? The length of your post should be as long as it needs to be for you to get your point across. Not one-word longer and not one word less.
That is quality content. You are providing valuable information to your readers while respecting their time.
What is the average blog length of your posts? Do you find it harder to write longer or shorter posts?
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