April 9, 2014 Patricia Ferreria
Have you ever wondered if you were ever writing too much while updating your Facebook status or Tweeting something hilarious to your followers? I have, as a writer you always think about the length of your copy. Does it make sense? Is this too much filler information? Is there a better way to say this? Should I take this word out? How long should my post be?
Yeah, it’s crazy, but as writers, we overanalyze every awkward sentence fragment, comma and period. These are all things as a writer you have to think about. A status says a lot about you, your personality, style, and flare so when you put fingers to the keyboard you want to make sure you say something that will impact readers or simply make them see something different than they did before.
Sometimes we can get carried away when we write because we are so caught up in the moment. That’s fine, what I like to do is write down every point and witty comment and organize my thoughts later.
Usually, when I write I feel so flustered because I have so many ideas, even as I write this now I find my mind racing through all the different things I could talk about. It’s a good thing, and it motivates me to write as much as I can because sometimes when you have a great an idea, it’s gone just as fast as you thought of it.
Good news is that there is solid research that shows the value of writing, tweeting, and posting certain lengths according to nextweb.com.
By using this information you will be able to change the way you post information on the Internet. This will enable you to receive more engagement with consumers. Now you may never ask again how long should my post be.
Patricia Ferreira, Raven5 Ltd, Oakville, Ontario April 2014.