When I first started this blog, my goal was to write six days a week. A few months back I adjusted that to five days a week: I figured I could stand to take weekends off. But I'm still faced with not only the occasional lack of a decent topic (not that any writer is a stranger to that emotion), but the fact that the blog has pretty effectively pushed my other writing aside. When I was still planning to start this blog I heard a story on the radio about the Pope having a blog. The story included an interview with a blog expert, who stressed that a blogger must write every day, must provide content for his or her audience every day. ProBlogger blogger Darren Rowse addresses this in his article "How Often Should A Blogger Post?". He mentions, among other things, the length of a post. When I write my blog posts I aim for the same length that's requested by Associated Content: 400-700 words. My average over the past seven days seems to be about 375, though Monday's post was a monster at 950. Looks like I've been skimping a bit lately.
I try to put up posts long enough to offer something useful to my audience, but not so much that it takes then an inordinate amount of time to read. I try not to 'phone it in' when I don't have anything in my head for the blog, but sometimes it happens that I sit here and an idea comes to me. Kind of like today.
So give me some feedback, loyal readers: how much is too much? What's your opinion on my post length? And do you care if I miss a day now and again? Today's post, for the record, is 294 words, a bit lower than my general target. Do you prefer to read very short posts so you can move on to the next blog quickly? Or do you prefer longer pieces that are more involved?