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~LonG posTs vs ShorT posTs ~ Which one would you prefer?

Your post is like a lady’s skirt. It should be short enough to keep your reader’s attention but long enough to cover the subject.

~ modified English proverb


What is best post length?






















Lets take a look on pros and cons of Short and Long Posts:


Shorts Posts: Pros and Cons

Shorts posts are a great way to quickly reveal your thoughts to other people. However, they often leave some things unsaid that really should have been noted in the post.


Pro: Easy to write, saves a bunch of time

Time is something everyone wants these days, but most people can’t seem to find free time. You could be busy with a job, your personal life, and of course taking care of your blog. The idea of writing a short post on your blog is the best thought in the world.

Con: Users wanting more information that you haven’t delivered

I see short posts look like rushed posts, and rushed posts lead to spelling and grammar mistakes, incorrect information, and some other gruesome things. While your time may be important, you should realize that your blog is important and handing out bad information to your loyal readers is not a good thing. It can especially be bad depending on the niche you’re in!

Pro: Short posts have a better chance of being read than long posts

It’s true, posts with shorter length will definitely be read more than a long post. What’s better than quick, informative read? Besides, there will be the group of your readers who are lazy and are just looking for those short posts. Why not feed their lazy little appetites?

Con: Did I forget to mention…?

This is a common question you will be asking yourself after a fairly short post I’m sure. It is pretty likely that you may forget a key point of idea in your post if it’s really short. Beforehand, you should map out your key ideas and summarize them really intelligently for your readers.


Long Posts: Pros and Cons

Long posts are packed full of information. While some things can get repeated, there are plenty of lengthy articles that cover tons of great points in them.


Pro: Your post will be full of thorough explanations, and will cover plenty of key points

The purpose of your blog is to inform your readers about the niche you’re in right? What better way to do that then have a long post chopped full of great information? You have no boundaries as to how many words it takes to describe something, and you probably have plenty of time to cover every single point of the topic.

Con: It’s easy to get lost in your writing, and start babbling about something unrelated. You can even start repeating yourself

You could be on paragraph 154, and say to yourself “I forgot to mention something!”. The unfortunate fact however is you already talked about it in paragraph 68, but you probably forgot.

It wouldn’t be too hard to stray off topic in the post either. You can go from talking about cats, to talking about how to change the oil in your car in one sentence I bet. It just takes one measly little comparison to get you started. Be careful of that.

Pro: Leaves plenty for readers to think about, and then some

A good blog post is a blog post that gets readers to think about what you have said. If you leave them with questions, and provide in depth information, it will cause them to want to find things wrong with what you have said and make their own opinions about it.

Con: Your post will probably take more than one time to read

While this is not always a bad thing, it’s an annoying thing. Short posts will probable just require one read, but longer ones will require more.



Short Posts vs Long Posts


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Comment by Muslimah on November 3, 2012 at 10:43pm

shabbir guman..i guess its a  brief post...you can go through the post by only reading the headings..

Majid...long means lenghty posts...which takes time to read..n vice versa

Comment by Butterfly on November 3, 2012 at 1:09pm

Comment by + Arsh + on November 3, 2012 at 11:35am

Nice Sharing

Comment by Biya Hoor on November 2, 2012 at 9:57pm

daikha jay tu short he bahtar hai easy to read and easy to digest 

Comment by shabbir ghuman on November 2, 2012 at 9:52pm

kindly explain that is this one is short or long

Comment by Duaa Batool on November 2, 2012 at 9:48pm

Comment by +_Umair Malik_+ on November 2, 2012 at 9:02pm

Good comparison and nice sharing..

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