This week we’re going to discuss length... and no not that length, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about post-length.
Post-length can sometimes be like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears; some posts seem two long, some posts seem too short and some posts are juuust riight.
Check out this Facebook update:
Apart from some harebrained proposition about re-posting this status to create a “positive intention avalanche,” this post is far too long. The only avalanche I experienced when coming across it on my phone was an avalanche of bother.
But too short can also be equally frustrating at times. A tweet or Facebook update that is one word or an acronym, can similarly annoy people:
...Tbh? Really? To be honest, I think it’s time to sever my social media ties with you, because as social guru Jefferson Lebowski once put it, “the dude does not abide.”
That being said, if your one word post is this:
...the one word is completely appropriate, because it is in the running for best word in the history of the English language.
The fact of the matter is, apart from Twitter, there are no hard and fast rules for post-length on Facebook and other social media. Too long or too short? The matter will always be up for debate.
At the very least, we all must be aware of the length of our posts. No one would read this blog if each post was 1,500 words long. Nor would they read it if each post was 15 words. Come to think of it, no one reads it anyway.
That’s all folks!