Do you pay attention to the number of words in your posts?
The Internet is littered with blogging tips and tricks. One of them involves how many words a successful blog post should be. Unsurprisingly, there is no agreement. Some say upwards of 1000 words as anything less won’t have quality information. Some say about 600, or maybe less, because readers bore easily and don’t want to slog through hundreds of words to get the information they want. Still others say it doesn’t matter as long as the story is complete.
I fall in the third category. If I can get my point across in under 500 words, great. If it takes over 1000, great. I’m a writer. I tell stories. I don’t care how many words it takes. At the same time, I can’t help but look at my word count and wonder if there are too few or too many words. I can’t help but feel anxious as soon as I hit 900 words. The crazy thing is, when I look at my stats, there’s no correlation between length and number of views.
What about you? Do you pay attention to the number of words in your posts?