How to write a long post? When not to do so?
Yesterday, I was sent a question by a friend on Quora asking how can he write a 3000-word post. I wrote an answer about what techniques he could use, and then sat thinking more about the intent of the question and what can a well meaning blogger do if she/ he is struggling with 'writer's block'. So, this post. A painting by Leonid Pasternak Why write long posts on blogs? Long posts are seen to be valuable, because they are likely to contain information on different aspects of the issue. Therefore, visitors are more likely to refer them to others and visit the page again and again. Long posts are also liked by search engines. Google has said, it likes long, well-researched, blog posts and articles. So, they are good from SEO point of view too. So, a long article is likely to get more readers, better search placement, more links, more social shares and more engagement, and more traffic. How big a blog post is considered long enough? Blogging platform Mediu