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” 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
Interesting concept. My thoughts are thus:
If I can, I like to have a catchy post title, be it a play on words, or something tongue in cheek
I try not to do two similar posts (ie. photoprompts) one after the other and try to do at least one post a day which is not a challenge.
Since starting my blog in 2013, I have reduced my word count considerably and keep to below 300 – 350 words if I can. That was one reason why I liked the word count challenges because I had to get my point across within a specified limit.
I try to provide variety, not just in the challenges I host or participate in, but the way I address them, be it captions, poetry, humour, observations or maybe a little off the wall.
I find long posts usually lose my interest, though hold my hand up to waffling on about certain subjects (budgets and dogs immediately come to mind), especially in my early days. I try to keep things interesting, and if I’m posting about money matters or dieting tips, I hope readers find the information useful or at least food for thought.
The thing is, IMO if you ‘get to the point’ too early, people may lose interest in whatever else you write because the punch line isn’t teasingly hidden within the rest of the script. I so love to write a post and then twist the ending to the unexpected.
Like so many other things in life, I guess it all comes down to variety and balance.
Keep doing what your doing! You have a great thing going! I love the variety in your posts!
It’s probably true but I don’t care. I post what I want to post. Most of the regulars will pop by 😊
I have my regulars too and interact with them all the time. It’s one of the things I like about blogging.
You said it so well Di, all that matters is variety and balance.
Thanks Dr T
My pleasure 😊