How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?
Blog post length is a thing that varies greatly from blog to blog. You’ll come across blogs that tend to have shorter posts, and blogs that have longer posts. I’ve seen discussions and questions from new and experienced bloggers alike talking about post length, so I decided to write a post about it.
There is no set length that your blog posts SHOULD be. It’s a matter of personal preference. I try to write longish posts, around 1,000 words. That may seem long to you, who writes shorter, 300 word blog posts.
It really doesn’t matter how long your posts are, as long as they are quality and leave the reader with new knowledge or ideas or tips or entertain the reader or ANYTHING.
BUT it’s proven that longer blog posts come up on search engines more. So if that’s a goal for you, maybe try writing longer posts!
I like blog posts that are long enough to explain something or fully discuss the topic, and short enough so it isn’t just rambling on and on. So that’s what I try to write.
If you get the point of the post across in 300 words, that’s great! You don’t need to ramble on and on to reach that 1,000 word count. Yes, I like longer, information filled posts, but that doesn’t mean I want meaningless content. If I’m getting bored with your post, I’m not going to finish reading it.
If you want to write longer posts but don’t want to have it seem like a novel-length post, try breaking it up with headings, or short paragraphs! Varying your paragraph length can make it easier on your readers’ eyes.
I like short posts when they’re quality! If I get the main idea even though the post is shorter, I’m happy. I just don’t want short, filler posts that you write in two minutes when you have to have a blog post for the next day.
Do you write shorter or longer posts? Which do you prefer reading? How long do you think blog posts should be?
Thanks for reading!