Too Many Words

By
Home Stager with Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty & Joyce's Interiors

I was just reading new blogs and disregarded quite a few because of the amount of content in addition to misspelling.

I find that when a blog is to the point, has photos, easy to read, it's more desirable.

Maybe it's just my ADD kicking in, but I was wondering if anyone else has this same problem or maybe I just need to be more patient and focused.

Thanks for your comments.

Joyce

Comments (21)

Veronica DeCarolis
Weidel Realtors - Flemington, NJ

I think we're all typing too fast and fail to notice simple mistakes in spelling.  As for the length of the blog, it depends on whether the information is really useful. I like to read about what's going on in the mortgage and foreclosure market so I'll read longer blogs if that is the content.  Have a great day.  Veronica

Jul 13, 2008 12:28 AM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Joyce - I cringe at typos!  Use spell check - it's a wonderful thing!  As for length of blogs?  Really depends on the subject - I, too, have been turned off though by blogs that ramble!

Jul 13, 2008 12:35 AM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Give me the facts and a quick photo. Maybe a 30 second read at the most 45. I can read ,comment or not and move on. Less is more for me.

Jul 13, 2008 12:35 AM
Joyce Zdenek
Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty & Joyce's Interiors - Hopkinton, MA

Thanks for all the comments. It's nice to see that I'm not alone.

Joyce

Jul 13, 2008 12:37 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joyce, I can't seem to produce a post without a typo someplace, ususally in the heading!  And I do think the use of photos and clip art help.  And I, too, like short to medium sized reads.

Jul 13, 2008 12:38 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Good morning,

I agree that less is more more often then not. I find that lengthy post tend to get passed by, I would assume because of time constraints on the part of the reader. If they go on and I tend to loose interest PDQ.

As for spelling, spell check is available and usually working. Hast makes waste. The intent of Blogging, for most of us, is to gain exposure. Why would anyone expose themselves in a poor light. Spelling and post presentation is a reflection of oneself. 

Jul 13, 2008 12:41 AM
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

Joyce:

I say hear, hear, so often I avoid lengthy blogs because of my time restrictions. I also, get turned off when the blogger regurgitates all over the bloggee the most minuscule details. I can understand the misspelled words when a person is creating a post.

Jul 13, 2008 12:43 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I write my posts in word first to check for spelling and most grammer errors.  Then when I'm okay with it I copy and post on AR.  When I save it in draft mode I get to see how it looks before I post it for the public.  I know that potential buyers and sellers are reading what I write so I want it to look professional before it goes live.

Jul 13, 2008 12:46 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Joyce,

I totally agree. Your post is about the right length. I often choose which blogs to read by their length. A good rule of thumb for me is that if I have to scroll down I'm not overly likely to read the whole thing. Let's remember there are blogs (for me under 150 words usually) and there are articles (500-750 words).

Steve

Jul 13, 2008 12:46 AM
Darin Haughie
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. (EWM) - Pinecrest, FL

Hey, right there with you! I have the same problem you do. I get bored with long blogs! And I need pictures ( I'm 10 in a 43 year old body!)

Jul 13, 2008 12:54 AM
Barry Bridges
Barry Bridges Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co. - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Lake professional

The leenth dosnt boother mee. The speling is wat maks me nuuts.

Jul 13, 2008 12:54 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I started to comment but was afraid it would be too long and might have a typo.

 

Jul 13, 2008 01:05 AM
Crystal Ledbetter
Texas Home Group - Montgomery, TX

Lenn , lol I agree with you!  

Jul 13, 2008 02:07 AM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

I am guilty of long posts, and of long comments. But not here. :)

Mye spelnig si ulally goood thoght.

Richard

Jul 13, 2008 05:45 AM
Ronelle Schroeder-Hill
Vacaville, CA

I agree, I can't finish long text only post, but remember you nedd at least 50 words to get the minimum 200 points

Jul 13, 2008 10:12 AM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Joyce.. some times  blogs can be lengthy and hard to read.. I agree pictures break it up

Jul 13, 2008 04:52 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

The great thing about A/R is that you can "vote" by only reading what you like ... regardless of the spelling, some of the content is interesting to you and some not so much.  For me, the best blogs have pictures or illustrations to capture my attention, good content, and correct grammar & spelling.  But if I had to choose, the first two are the most important.

Jul 13, 2008 07:00 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I like the shorter blogs also!

Jul 14, 2008 02:05 AM
Jeff Thornton
Jeff Thornton ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI - Lansing, MI
ABR CRB CRS CSP e-Pro GRI

I'll read the longer posts if they are form somebody I know and almost always enjoy their posts.  But I don't like to spend the time to read something I'm not sure is going to be worth it.

Jul 14, 2008 02:10 AM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

I try to read whole blogs, but unless it has just a few paragraphs, I end up skimming.

Jul 14, 2008 06:11 AM