Blog post or Novella?
How long should a blog post be? That is my burning question. Ok, I realize not all blog posts are created equal, nor should they be. But, I have an opinion (shocker!) on this one. I think shorter is often better. Let me explain, briefly.
I love information. I have a great time being in the know and peeking in on all sorts of things throughout the day. Facebook and Twitter are never farther away than my smartphone, which is usually clutched tight in my hot little hands. I’m always running around like a crazy person trying to get too much done in too little time.
If someone forwards me something via email and I have to go here, click that, read this long thing and forward to 32 people or have a curse placed on my head for eternity, I’m outta there. On Facebook, if the hilarious video you’ve shared is longer than about 2 minutes, it better have been giggle-snorting funny. When I follow links to blogs on Twitter, I want good, relatable, concise information and maybe a photo or two. Bonus points for funny!
And yet I wonder, has our world become too focused on instant gratification? Too impatient to appreciate the finer details? Too drive-thru lane; zip in-zip out, and away we go? Should I take time to smell the tweety-flowers?
What do you think?
Something I must ponder while I switch the laundry, check in with my Twitter-Peeps, tackle the grocery story, peek into Facebook and plot my next gripping scene before the house-natives get home from school.