Short & Simple the Research Says

There seem to be two styles of bloggers. Those that drop shorter snippets into posts but do so once or twice a day and those that like to write longer posts but do so once a week/month. While I have always assumed that the former better fits people’s consumption behavior, there have been a variety of studies that confirm this. In "Not Quite the Average: An Empirical Study of Web Use", the researchers concluded that the average web page has around 600 words and the average reader only spends time on around 100 of them (about 20-30%). So, keep the posts to under 100 words…(note to self!). We’ll see if I can do it…whoops, I just hit 119 words.

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