Do you prefer succinct blogs...or can you read all the paragraphs?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach

Do you prefer succinct blogs...or can you read all the paragraphs?

I for one, love the interaction of blogs.  However, with all the knowledge afforded here...when I see a blog that looks like a thesis...I keep going.  That's me...

Unless it is a tutorial, and it is something that I REALLY NEED TO READ OR TO BOOKMARK...anything over 150 words or so...is more than I do.  WHY?  Because I only have so much time to read what is written on AR.  I love this site, so I would prefer a short succinct, to the point blog.

I love AR and the points that are made here, however, I work lots of hours, but I still take the time to check in on what's happening here on AR...

What do you read my friends?

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Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach
4757 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

I like the short powerful direct blogs sometimes I lose track reading the long long blogs.

May 27, 2009 10:54 PM #1
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Eric,

Me too, when I click on a post and I see more than 3 paragraphs, unless it is a tutorial on something that I want to bookmark, I move on.

I'm like you...it's late, I'm tired, but I do love those succinct posts.  Thanks for posting.

May 27, 2009 11:01 PM #2
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Long or short, I like to see them broken up into small, 'digestible' paragraphs.

If the topic is something I'm really interested in or find particularly valuable, it's OK to be a bit long. Otherwise, less is more. I think the human eye can only take in so much at a time . . . :)

 

May 27, 2009 11:10 PM #3
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Candice,

I agree, after a long day... I can only read "digestable paragraphs" and if they are over 150 - 200 words...I move on.  Not because I don't like the topic, because apparently if I clicked on it, I'm interested...however.  If it's a short, to the point blog...I will read and reply.

Thanks for posting and I enjoy your posts.  Beautiful dog.

May 27, 2009 11:22 PM #4
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
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I don't even mind long posts...if they are well written and have paragraphs. I hate it when they write and write and have no breaks in the action. Just me

May 27, 2009 11:25 PM #5
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Gary Woltal
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Hi Karen, I agree about not making blogs too long cause you want to get the point out of it. Tutorials on a tech topic may need to be long but most don't. Well written often times means briefly written.

May 27, 2009 11:31 PM #6
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Karen,

 I agree, it almost becomes a blurrr... I like the short succinct blogs...that way I can read and comment and learn on more.  Thanks for posting.

May 27, 2009 11:35 PM #7
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Gary,

Exactly, that's why I love to read your blogs...they area succinct, and for those who don't know what that means (no offense) to the point.   Thanks for posting...now get back to that blog you wrote...it's going, and going, and going....   :-)

May 27, 2009 11:37 PM #8
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Sharon Tara
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Totally agree!  I try to break mine up with lots of spacing and photos for just that reason. 

May 28, 2009 06:27 AM #9
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George & Arlene Paukert
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I think this is exactly why sites like Twitter have become so popular, they force people to try to get their point accross in 140 characters or less. The ones who are successful are the ones that get the business.(You will also notice when you click on their links their posts are shorter also, they have learned to say it quicker and in less words because of Twitter)

May 28, 2009 06:47 AM #10
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Karen Monsour
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Sharon,

I wish I was good at placing photo's, they never end up exactly where I put them to start with, but a good idea.

May 28, 2009 08:39 AM #11
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Karen Monsour
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George,

Good point.  I have 160 character's on my cell phone and when I cannot get the message across in that amount of time, I think it requires a phone call.

May 28, 2009 08:40 AM #12
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Karen,

Good post. I like posts of under 200 words, and have read - and even written - several under 100 words. :)

Steve

May 28, 2009 02:23 PM #13
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Steve,

Thank you.  I always thing shorter is better.  After all there is so much to read here on AR...

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