It simply sucks. I don’t personally read blog posts word by word, so how can I expect you to read them too? I know there are people who are kind enough to read a 1,000 word long blog article from start to finish, but I think that’s a minority.
Why waste your time? Let me give you what you need to know in less words.
For the last few years I developed a habit of writing longer blog articles. Guys like Neil Patel shells out 2,000-3,000 word articles in their blogs and advice everyone to do that same, because of the obvious SEO benefits. The entire blog-sphere is shifting towards long blog post formats.
But why write long posts just for the sake of it?
Here’s my take:
Our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. A long blog post means a long way to scroll down in your mobile phone, which sucks!
I personally don’t read 1,000 word articles anymore. I just scan the headlines and the bullet lists.
If you like long reads, go read a story or a novel.
But for instructional pieces like the ones I share in my blog, short is better.
Do you agree with me?
Let me know in the comments below,