Short Posts

Posted on April 10, 2013. Filed under: Blogging, writing | Tags: , , |

You may have heard the popular aphorism “the medium is the message.” This is nowhere more true than the Internet. Attention spans tend to be short for readers in cyberspace, and they are even shorter for smartphone users.

For this reason, Twitter is rising in dominance. Some say that it may eclipse Facebook. The short format fits well with the SMS text messaging features of cell phones. Even more important, the short format matches the short attention spans of readers of this media.

Blog posts are beginning to follow suit. Most people want a short message rather than a long missive. Try it on your own blog and see what happens to your traffic.

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