Blog Posts and Preferred Length



  • For those who blog, what criteria do you use to determine if your blog should be one giant post versus smaller, bite-sized posts? I have an idea in mind for my next blog post, but putting it out there as one post would make it pretty massive. I was just curious about guidelines others use to determine appropriate length so as not to overwhelm the readers with too much content in one post.

    Any feedback is much appreciated.



  • @NetworkNerd said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    For those who blog, what criteria do you use to determine if your blog should be one giant post versus smaller, bite-sized posts? I have an idea in mind for my next blog post, but putting it out there as one post would make it pretty massive. I was just curious about guidelines others use to determine appropriate length so as not to overwhelm the readers with too much content in one post.

    Any feedback is much appreciated.

    Most readers have a one or two minute attention span UNLESS they are specifically googling the issue.



  • @IRJ said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    @NetworkNerd said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    For those who blog, what criteria do you use to determine if your blog should be one giant post versus smaller, bite-sized posts? I have an idea in mind for my next blog post, but putting it out there as one post would make it pretty massive. I was just curious about guidelines others use to determine appropriate length so as not to overwhelm the readers with too much content in one post.

    Any feedback is much appreciated.

    Most readers have a one or two minute attention span UNLESS they are specifically googling the issue.

    TL;DR.



  • Depends on the media. For a formal blog, 1K - 2K is a good length. For something in ML, 300 words is pretty long.



  • It's a blog - are there really rules?

    I suppose there are, but more around trying to find what people will accept, and less around you're own personal desire to put out information.

    When thinking of a blog like a diary, where mainly only you read it, who cares how long it is... but if the idea is a place for the masses to subscribe/enjoy/whatever - then I guess you have to find a happy medium for the type of readers you want.



  • @art_of_shred said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    @IRJ said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    @NetworkNerd said in Blog Posts and Preferred Length:

    For those who blog, what criteria do you use to determine if your blog should be one giant post versus smaller, bite-sized posts? I have an idea in mind for my next blog post, but putting it out there as one post would make it pretty massive. I was just curious about guidelines others use to determine appropriate length so as not to overwhelm the readers with too much content in one post.

    Any feedback is much appreciated.

    Most readers have a one or two minute attention span UNLESS they are specifically googling the issue.

    TL;DR.

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