I Fed Up - No More Long Blog Posts! (Spoiler: Reputation Wins)

I Fed Up - No More Long Blog Posts! (Spoiler: Reputation Wins)  - http://www.aseponde.com Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Strategy
From http://www.aseponde.com 3198 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on April 23, 2013 4:04 am
Well, it's been 2 months of publishing long articles and all I can conclude is this: Your blog reputation wins, no matter how long or how useful it is.





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Written by lyceum
3186 days ago

Ivan: Thanks! We will keep in touch! :)



Written by lyceum
3187 days ago

Ivan: I have a EGO stamp, postcard and keychain on Zazzle. http://www.zazzle.com/lyceum1776/gifts

If you find a source in Asia, please contact me! Thanks! :)



Written by ivanpw
3186 days ago

Interesting :)

I'll contact you if I know someone reputable and reliable...



Written by lyceum
3189 days ago

Ivan: Thanks for your comment! Yes, short and sweet is the best! :) Do you have tips on sites for merchandise, besides CafePress and Spreadshirt? I want to give the opportunity to my blog readers and supporters of the American sense-of-life, to wear Americanized gear! :) Do you know about small businesses operating in Asia with promotional products?



Written by ivanpw
3187 days ago

Martin,

How about Zazzle?

About promotional products in Asia - I apologise, I have minimal knowledge in this... I do know one or two, but I'm not sure they are worth recommending ;)



Written by lyceum
3189 days ago

Ivan:

Yes, Fourth of July is a appropriate day to start a site like Americanized.org. In the meantime, please check out my blog on Posthaven.

"Can't wait, Martin! It's a great launch date to choose :)"



Written by lyceum
3190 days ago

Ivan: Here is my blog post (233 words, 1068 characters, according to the "internet typewriter" app for Chrome): http://americanized.posthaven.com/americanized-banner-by-john-cox



Written by ivanpw
3189 days ago

Short and sweet, Martin! Cool banner, too!



Written by QueenMaa
3190 days ago

I think you should mix it up a little. Sometimes write long blog posts and then write short ones. However, it's just being honest with yourself because every blog post you write is not going to be long. Sometimes you may have a lot to say and sometimes you don't.



Written by lyceum
3190 days ago

I agree with your view. During my 10+ years as a blogger, I have written both short and long posts.



Written by ivanpw
3190 days ago

Hi,

I agree.



Written by lyceum
3190 days ago

Ivan: The kick-off will be on Independence Day - July 4th. I will do a pre-launch of the site a.s.a.p.



Written by ivanpw
3190 days ago

Can't wait, Martin! It's a great launch date to choose :)



Written by tcamba
3190 days ago

I honestly can't imagine writing 2000 word long blogposts! How the hell do you write stuff longer than 500 words? LOL! My attention span doesn't really work well with long posts honestly so I tend to skip read! ;) The shorter the better for me.



Written by ivanpw
3190 days ago

Teepu,

Exactly - now I need to choose: Readers first or search engine first. The answer is always the former :)

...then it's all coming back again to the age-old controversy between long post vs. short post...



Written by lyceum
3192 days ago

Ivan: Thanks for your kind words. The image is created by John Cox. He has created a new one for my new project called Americanized. I purchased the .org domain at an auction on Flippa. Thanks again for your post on web auction sites.



Written by ivanpw
3190 days ago

Martin,

Yes - I remember that you bought the domain a while ago :) Can't wait to visit at launch date!



Written by lyceum
3192 days ago

Ivan: Thanks for visiting my unique blog! :) EGO = I am in Latin.



Written by ivanpw
3192 days ago

Interesting to know :) Love the image!



Written by lyceum
3192 days ago

Ivan: Yes, you should write for your own sake and for your readers, not for the search engine robots! The most important thing with social media is that you find your own natural voice. It is a reason why I picked the word, EGO, as the name of my first blog in 2002... :)



Written by ivanpw
3192 days ago

Martin,

Yes - I visit your egoist.blogspot.com once in a while :) a unique name, I must say!



Written by Theodore1988
3193 days ago

I'm not sure yet if short posts are more preferable to long ones, but i think it is in some cases and vice-versa.



Written by ivanpw
3192 days ago

Hi,

It's pro-con, really. It's not that short posts are more preferable than the longer ones... the point is, if the posts are authoritative, then it's not relevant whether the post is long or short, IMO...



Written by lyceum
3193 days ago

Ivan: As a pundit blogger I am glad to see your conclusion of the merits of writing shorter blog posts! ;)



Written by ivanpw
3192 days ago

Martin,

:D

In my 2 months of experiment, all I can say is that writing long posts has made me lose focus. Instead of sharing what I think and what I know, I focus on word count, instead.

It's like I'm writing to please Google (as the premise is long posts equal better ranking.) Not good.



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