Monday, July 12, 2010
Blog Boggled: The Long and the Short of It
During most of my blogging history I have typically been posting 1000 word blog posts Recently, I have been cutting down to 600 to 800 word posts. I am thinking that sometimes I may resort to 100 to 300 word posts (a collective sigh emanates).
I often put a lot of time and effort into my posts, including the actual writing and at times a fair amount of research. But I wonder if it's worth it. I realize that a long post also requires much effort on behalf of the reader, but sometimes I feel it is necessary to go long in order to get across a point I'm trying to make. The question remains: Is my point really that important in a blog post?
How about you? Do you do much research for your blog posts? Is a blog post really worth much time investment? Do you tend to jsut skip over a blog post that you feel is too long?
And now continued from my Saturday post:
Patricia Stoltey awarded me the Creative Writer/ Liar Blogger Award where I was supposed to make up 5 lies and 1 truth: I did and there weren't many guesses so I thought I'd give it another chance since I spent at least five minutes of my time coming up with these stories. On Wednesday I will reveal the truth and the lies.
Which do you think is the true story?
1. I was once a roadie for the Marshall Tucker Band (a popular country rock band in the 70s)
2. I was the salutatorian of my graduating class in high school.
3. I have hiked the entire Appalachian Trail.
4. I performed in a circus that featured Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan from the television show "The Addams Family".
5. While rafting down the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon, the raft I was in capsized and I broke my leg, necessitating a helicopter rescue out of the canyon.
6. In the late 70s I spent one season working as a featured magic act in a carnival sideshow.
There you go -- which one is true?