Why long posts are obsolete

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Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit when I say obsolete but long posts are becoming a thing of the past in my mind.  We already have a million things to do in a day.  Who has time to sit and read a long post?  Not me. 

You might have ADD

According to Answers.com

Given a world population that is estimated by the US census bureau at just under 7 billion people that would mean that a reasonable estimate is about 200 million to 400 million have ADD world wide. As mentioned above, no where near that many people have been diagnosed and are being treated.

That’s a lot of people!  No offense is intended anyone suffering from attention deficit disorder, my point is, I personally have a short attention span and I haven’t been diagnosed with ADD.  I like short and sweet and easy to read. I would bet most people like short and sweet.

So, figuring the people left in the world that aren’t like me and aren’t ADD, you have about 10-20% of the world that like to read long posts.  My guess is they are professors, librarians or lawyers.  So, if your blog isn’t targeted at these 3 groups then keep it short and sweet.

All you need is 5 minutes a day to get started.  Keep it short and sweet!

Craig Kelley

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Craig is the author of How to Get Out of Debt and an avid blogger. He strives to help people maximize their time and succeed financially as well as personally. He has been a leader in several start-up companies including Mokumax Virtual Domains & Servers, Inc. and currently HealthcareSupplyChain. Read more...

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