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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