Fandango’s Provocative Question

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In the context of blogging and writing, what do you think is more important: what you say or how you say it?

I think it is a little of both. I have found that as I am looking through my feed and clicking here and there, there are some sites that I instantly leave for various reasons. One is chaos. If I can’t navigate your site to at least find something that was written within the last week or so (if you blog that often, lets say even a month or two) then great, but if I have go through links dating back to 2019 you’ve lost me. Second is blog name. It isn’t necessarily what it is or how it was chosen, I guess it is more on tact. For example, the other day I was perusing WP and I came across a blog with the name something like: People Abused by Priests. Now, I get it. I totally get it and I am not trying to minimize the trauma, the need for connection, the need to speak, but….in my opinion you won’t have anyone except those who are also terribly traumatized and looking for help. Sometimes it is best to get a wider audience where someone might have some perspective that doesn’t come from PTSD or trauma. I don’t know that is my opinion only.

As far as how things are said, I agree with many other bloggers that if there are spelling errors throughout or mistakes that “should” be found with a quick re-read then I get sort of uninterested in reading further.

Finally, if your post is so long that I have to scroll a whole bunch of times and still can’t find the bottom, you lost me.

11 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question

  1. I’m with you all the way, particularly with regard to your final sentence. I try to limit my writing to a maximum of 250 words. I also hate it when I have to read through the comments to help me understand what the heck the piece was about!

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  2. I agree but notice I have some annoying ads in the middle of a short poem!😡. Too long loses me too and I wish a translate button was in everyone’s site Because I know I am missing out on a lot when I can only speak and read English which is my fault. We were just talking about this last weekend about how it seems like everyone in the world speaks English and we in the US are not taught anything but😳

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  3. The length of the post severely impacts on traffic. I often think of going to photos only, but that kind of defeats my purpose in blogging

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  4. I agree with your points!

    I originally wasn’t going to keep the name of mine, but I had so many followers that
    I couldn’t figure out how to transfer all of them without them getting lost!

    As to length, that’s one pet peeve I have about some blog tours I post reviews for–the preformatted post they send is soooooo long.

    Don’t even get me started on ads, I hate that you can’t go to a non-ad WP site from your free one without transferring everyone over, too.

    Well, I’ll get off my soapbox now, thanks for letting me have a mini-vent!

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