Today, Mak (Makagutu) at Random Thoughts is quizzing us about the length of blog posts: what is acceptable to us blogger-readers. The general consensus so far is that the quality of the writing is the key. So here’s a post from Pinklightsabre’s Blog (whose longer posts I also read with great pleasure). This post is short, funny, zips off the screen and is wholly of our time. So this is my response to Mak’s question: good writing will out every time. Please enjoy! (And when you’ve read this, read the previous post HERE.)
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That was a funny post.
glad you liked it
Thank you Tish for sharing! Now I need to go check out Mak’s post on the same subject. It’s an interesting question, one I’ve considered often myself. Seems you might earn the permission to keep the reader’s thumb scrolling, to hold them, and that ‘permission earning’ gets harder as our time dwindles. Which makes the writer work harder, all good. – Bill
Mak is in Kenya, and his blog is well worth a visit. He poses lots of interesting and challenging questions.
This is so sweet of you to say sweetheart
Well it’s true. You do make me think hard 🙂