Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My 22 Best Design Tips Ever - Part One*

*From Brian Gardner

10. Avoid writing really long posts.
One thing I personally don’t like doing is spend a lot of time reading one post - if you have that much to say about something, try breaking it into a few posts, or make it a series. Although people are attracted to good content, you may also lose your visitors’ attention by making them scroll down the screen a hundred times.


What can I say? I'm a rebel. On a word bender.

10 comments:

Neese said...

Well I agree. I just flat do not have the time to read long posts. But on that same token I think it's ok to blog without the intention of people reading it, couldn't it be like a diary, anyway? write what you want, if people read it all then they can comment, if not, well... at least it's off your chest.

LBTEPA said...

Meh. It's my blog and I don't write it to garner readers (ok yes I sort of do, but I try not to).
You can write anything you want and I'll read it darl - it's an insight to another world (you know lots of people who ring bells in choirs!).

21stCenturyMom said...

I think the rules are different when you number the sub sections of the entry. It makes it less scrolly.

jazzyjo said...

"Scrolly." My new favorite adjective! And I try to keep my posts short. If I find myself trying to conquer more than one theme in a post, I split them up, and if I get bored while rereading before publishing a post, I'll shorten it or add headings or take a meat cleaver to it.

Neese said...

i am cracking up right now at your comment, :) :x

Rainmaker said...

Surely they don't mean like race reports and stuff - right? I mean those are still allowed to be long?

Oh well...I guess I'm going to enternal blog damnation for longer blog posts.

monicac2 said...

I love your long posts! Keep 'em wordy and verbose, I say!

david said...

you know how I feel

IHateToast said...

yeah, i try to make shorter posts, but i'm a yappasaurus hex.

i do think you need more nudity.

IHateToast said...

oh, and i hate hyperbole in advice.