Series 3 – Game 1 – 2021
A couple of years ago l introduced a series called “Blogger Reviewer Questions’ – it ran for 2 series from January 2019 – May 2019 and here is the third series. The answers provided two years ago helped me structure my blog and understand the blogging community – readers were asked a total of sixty questions, worry not, this series’ll be not that many and will only run once a week for the next four weeks.
This time around the series will be slightly different in so far as l will ask four questions of you per published post and answer them as well as ask you for your own responses.
Thanks in advance.
The Questions ….
|Are you ‘mostly’ a short content or a long content reader and how many words within those defines can you comfortably read per post?|
I am mostly a long content reader, however it is also reflective upon the content l am reading at the time. I like to be able to read a post that has some bite to it … in so far as my brain can immerse itself into the content. However, l also read short content such as flash fiction or variable length posts. I can ‘comfortably’ read perhaps 3000 words per post, after that my mind starts to distract itself – but if the post has image breaks l can cope with more. I struggle with exceedingly long blocks of text with no paragraph breaks and if l find this, l will walk away and not read the content.
|How many blogs do you read per day?|
I read 3 – 5 blogs per night five days a week [Monday to Friday] and on the weekends l read 3 blogs a night. I tend to read mostly in the evening between the hours of 7 – 11pm. I try to read from my favourited bloggers once a week but sometimes l fall behind. This way is way less than most readers l should imagine, but l read on average 35 blogs a week only
|Are you a short, long or varying length content writer and if so what is your preferred length for a post that you create?|
I am a 75% long content writer with 25% variable length on other posts … my ideal long post length would be 1500 words, sometimes l am just beneath that, other times over. But l am working on future posts running between lengths of 1250 – 1500 for long content pieces only.
|What kind of relationship do you have with the blogs that you follow – in so far as Like Only, Read only, Interact only, Comment only or a combination of all?|
This last question was inspired by Sadje of Keep it Alive from a conversation she and l shared last week on this post concerning ‘Comments’ How Much Loose Talk Do You Leave Lying Around?
This last question l was fascinated with when Sadje commented “I read many blogs daily and I leave comments on most of them. I’d say around 25-30 a day at least. If it’s a blogger with whom I have a “like only” relationship, I’d leave a like.” Sadje continued to say. “It’s a two way street. I used to leave comments on most posts I read but when some in return would only offer likes then I too started doing that. Those who comment on my posts, I comment on theirs!”
Reading that made a lot of instant sense to me on a few levels, logical and humorous both. Logical, because l could relate to it ‘partially of sorts’ and on the funny side because l thought ‘Damn, l must have a lot of Like Only relationships with my readers, because there are always way more likes than comments!!’
But all humour aside, this did make me think …. l try and balance the relationships with those that l read from as in l only ‘like’ if l actually like their content, but mostly l try and comment or at least write something … of course on occasion we find that some posts either don’t warrant a response or we can’t leave a response of any noted quality, so therefore we hit like.
I can see pretty quickly with comments left on my created posts who has actually read what’s written as opposed to those who only skim read or half read or don’t read an article because sometimes the comments left don’t marry the content at all.
Therefore l personally try to develop as balanced a relationship with those that l read from.
So there we go folks – our first four questions ….. let me know your views below.