Supplemental Peeve! 😑

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I already wrote today’s peeve last week and it went live at 4am today, but as I read the replies to Dr. Tanya’s post about posting, I am feeling the need to peeve again! And I can’t wait a whole week, I’m sorry. There are times, my friends, when our peeves must be let out of their cages at once, or else… or else… idk what. BAD THINGS. 😱

Dr. Tanya asks…

1. How long are your blog posts on average?

They are exactly as long as they need to be.

2. Given the option, would you rather post long form or short form content?

I would “rather” post as many words as I need to per post until I am done ranting about whatever thing, or a piece of flash fiction is finished, or a poem has reached the end.

3. Time is short and the attention spans of social media users shorter still, why do you think the search engines prefer longer content?

My guess is that short posts are the tool of spammers and other annoying folks who like to fling out links to news articles sans commentary just so other bloggers will visit their sites and they’ll get ad click revenue. I’m pleased to learn that search engines are trying to thwart this nonsense.

Also, time is no shorter than it ever was, fyi. An hour still has 60 minutes in it; a day contains 24 hours as it always has. Not only that, but we now have a zillion things to save us time… who churns their own butter or takes their clothes to the river to wash them anymore? Okay then.

Am I supposed to care what my readers prefer? Well, my active readers seem to like and comment on whatever silliness I write.

Thank you! ❀️✨🀩

As far as everyone else, pffft. Like it or lump it, as a famous philosopher once said.

~*~

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25 responses to “Supplemental Peeve! 😑

  1. Good for you. Never, ever put up with fatuous crap. πŸ’–

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  2. Had to smile at this Paula. Do your own thing, it’s your blog after all! πŸ™‚

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  3. The need to peeve too funny and Thomas Hobson said like it or lump it.

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  4. Ha ha excellent, l would like to say you had me at hello – however it was this that you had me at!!

    Oh for heaven’s sake! This is annoying me so much I’m going to add a second peeve!

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  5. You almost went Lou Ferrigno πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚
    The time thing… I used to say “if I can find time” or other nonsense things. It’s about priorities because as you pointed out, an hour still has 60 minutes.
    The only time anyone should worry about the length of a post is when it’s in response to a prompt with a word limit.πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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  6. Well said! In the end we must enjoy it πŸ˜‰

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  7. I’m picturing you dripping the mic and walking away. πŸ˜€

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  8. Strange as l do this prompt [Blogging Insights] l think l know why you reacted the way you did Paula πŸ™‚

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  9. Have liked silliness. Must now comment on it, too. I know my job! πŸ˜‚

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  10. The fact of the matter is that many people blog for money. Not that they all ever get any, but that’s their goal. They try to replicate the most popular ones so that they, too, can get rich. Many people have tried and failed.

    I prefer longer content (most of the time) when I write. I hear that SEO likes it because it thinks I have more important things to say than someone who writes a Tweet-long post. However, that Tweet-like post gets more views, likes, and comments than my post. So what do I do? I just do what works for me.

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