Want people to read your blog? Write shorter posts!

less is more

Over the last month, I seemed to have a number of conversations with people who really know what they are talking about when it comes to blogging.  And their advice is all the same.  So, I thought I would share their insights with you.   Here are the top three reason people will read your blog and keep coming back, and for your reading pleasure my grade in each category: 1)  Write shorter blog posts.  This doesn't make sense to me, but it is for sure the number one tip on how to improve traffic to your site.  Grade F!  Great blogs are 250-500 words.  Mine 1200 +.  Oops.

2)  Have good graphics and an engaging theme.  Grade F!  Could a theme be more boring than mine?  Could my images be any less compelling?  the answer is NO!

3)  Have good content.  Grade B.  I would say A, but I don't want to come off as cocky :)  But it doesn't matter how good my content is because no one reads it.  And it turns out no one reads it because my posts are too long and my theme sucks.

With that being said,  I wanted to thank my mom and my circle of friends who do read this blog and have continued to encourage me to think and write better.  I would say more, but I am trying to keep it under 250 words!