One thing a lot of bloggers tend to worry about is blog post length.

It’s a fair question.

But it also has a really simple answer and this post will be a great example.

So how long should your blog posts be?

Your posts should be as long as they need to be and no longer.

That’s really it.

Is Your Blog Post Too Short?

Okay, I guess I should expand on my above answer a bit.

If you’re writing a post and you feel like you’re done, but you go through it again and you have parts that aren’t clear or raise questions, then your post is too short.

All you gotta do is clarify what you’re talking about and expand on those parts.

A great way to do this is by using stories or giving examples.

For example (ha), in this post I added a couple sections to further clarify how long your posts should be.

That way, you won’t read the post and still wonder if your post is the right length.

Yes, this will increase the length of your post, but more importantly it will help your reader even more.

Is Your Blog Post Too Long?

Let’s say you wrap up a brand new post and you put in a lot of work writing it, you should still read it again and see how it flows.

If you realize you’re using too big of words, awkward phrases, or anything else that doesn’t help your reader when it comes to your topic, then cut it out.

Sometimes it’s easier to be too wordy instead of not wordy enough.

I talked about this a bit in my last post, and it can cause people to click away from your blog.

Be concise, stay on topic, and have your reader in mind when you’re writing.

Then you’ll have no issue writing the proper length of blog post.

Is Your Blog Post Just Right?

To be honest, there really is no ideal word count for your blog posts.

Again, you gotta be concise, but not to the point of sacrificing the quality of your post.

Too short and you lose clarity.

Too long and you lose attention.

What’s the best way to get good at this?

Write daily, promote daily, get feedback, and practice over a long period of time.

And if you want to learn how to grow your blog without wasting your time, then sign up for my free 7 day email course here:

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Talk soon,
-Gabe