Will You Read A 2,500 Word Post? Entertain Me | Please Don't Work Me!!

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Barbara Todaro "When blogging, a catchy title will grab the reader’s attention.  Posting an eye catching graphic or photo will keep them interested. Highlighting the first sentence of a paragraph will give them the general message of that paragraph."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Original content by Barbara Todaro 104763

 

People Do Not Read. That’s a simple statement that bloggers and marketers eventually learn.  When blogging, a catchy title will grab the reader’s attention.  Posting an eye catching graphic or photo will keep them interested. Highlighting the first sentence of a paragraph will give them the general message of that paragraph.

Why is all of that necessary? It’s Necessary Because People Do Not Read.  When bloggers are dealing with impatient people who want the bottom line without reading a 2,000+ word post, you’d best hold their attention long enough to get them through 250-300 words.

Do you write blog posts for those who have the intellectual capacity to read through a 2000-3000 word post, or do you write for the average reader?  I want immediate gratification when I read a post.  I want the bottom line without having to read every single word.  The general flavor of the post needs to be relayed with the highlighted first statement of each paragraph. 

The remainder of the paragraph will be skimmed, and if there are important phrases, they should be highlighted, too. My eyes will go right to them.  If the post is of great interest to me, I will go back and read every word. If not, it’s a “skim job.” Make it easy folks.  Write for the “average reader.”

Wouldn’t highlighting words and phrases; using a contrasting font color; using a large font that’s easy to read; providing a different sized font in the middle of a thought; and keeping the paragraphs brief all add to one’s success with this task? Think about the posts that you like to read, and follow suit.

Just another thought for the moment…..

 

 

 

        

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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Both! The best blog posts have the links that unfold and contain the 3500 words if a user wants to read and drill down that deeply into a topic. Make it worthwhile and creative and fun takes doing your homework as a journalist, newscaster, videographer cub reporting your local turf.

Jan 09, 2017 04:17 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We are on the same page Andrew Mooers - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 09, 2017 04:35 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers ,

Thanks for re-blogging this post! Somehow I missed this one and I always read Barbara Todaro posts. So on board with Andrew Mooers comment!

Jan 09, 2017 05:58 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one.

Jan 09, 2017 06:10 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Lol this is the exact reason so many real estate agents waste their time on here.

You will never reach anyone writing a 300 word post. The advice is horrible.

The proof is in the pudding when your blog averages over 50000 visits a month and people are consistently calling for interviews. All my articles are around 2000 words and consumers read them!

Do you want business or have fun on AR.....you decide.

Jan 09, 2017 06:47 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Tony and Suzanne. I like Barbara's point very much and agree.

Jan 09, 2017 07:34 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Great re-blog, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers . I posted on Barbara Todaro's post and hope she doesn't shoot me!

Jan 09, 2017 08:31 AM #7
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Cody Carmen
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Great choice of re-blog. I think it is thought provoking. A blog needs to be written to fit its topic. I have posted blogs that were long and would not have been served by highlights or font changes. I have written others that probably could have been improved with these ideas. It is important to understand these differences and be willing to change. 

Jan 09, 2017 10:29 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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You are most welcome Dorie Dillard - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:01 AM #9
Rainmaker
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You are welcome Gita Bantwal - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:02 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Thanks for a different perspective Bill Gassett - always good to hear from you - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:03 AM #11
Rainmaker
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She makes a good case Sheila Anderson - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:03 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Ouch! Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:03 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks for the thoughtful comment Cody Carmen - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 10, 2017 05:04 AM #14
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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That sounds like a chapter in book to me or a magazine article, not a blog post.  I can get a little wordy sometimes, but if I go there...STOP ME QUICK!

Jan 10, 2017 06:53 AM #15
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
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Ok I read your post on Linkedin, good article.

Jan 10, 2017 09:24 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Will do Charita Cadenhead - always good to hear from you and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 11, 2017 05:14 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thanks Steven Nickens and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Jan 11, 2017 05:14 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Thanks for the reblog Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers .... Bill Gassett is right about Google's rules!!  but Google finds me and I'm on the first page with keywords that focus on searching for listings.... it works for me.... 

Jan 11, 2017 06:13 AM #19
Rainmaker
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You are most welcome Barbara Todaro - thanks for authoring!

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