Can a story be too short? (Part 2)

How long should a blog post be?

How long is a piece of string? The answer is the same to both questions.

Blog posts, as with stories of any kind, do not have a ceiling. They do not have a prescribed length, contrary to what the experts say. These same experts say that people don’t have the time or inclination to read long posts. But what they fail to tell you is they won’t read short posts either – if the posts don’t interest them.

Blog posts, like any story, can be any length they need to be, to tell their story and communicate their message. No shorter, and definitely no longer.

In Part 1 we asked, how short can a story be? Hemingway gave us a terrific six word answer. Margaret Atwood equalled Hemingway’s achievement with her own six word story:

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.

Not bad, eh 🙂

See Part 1 for the full story.

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