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Do people really read long, information rich hubs or prefer short punchy ones?

  1. Docmo profile image91
    Docmoposted 5 years ago

    Do people really read long, information rich hubs or prefer short punchy ones?

    As a bit of a completist, I usually research the topic first and if I find that the internet lacks a 'one stop' resource on the subject, I usually create a long information rich hub. I am not sure if people really take the time to read long ' full course' hubs or prefer a short, punchy 'snack ' of a hub?

  2. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 5 years ago

    I don't have the time to read all the long ones unless I'm really captivated from the get go!  It's kinda like the person that gives you so much backround info and you already know the point.  Spare me all the needless extra junk!

  3. Thundermama profile image90
    Thundermamaposted 5 years ago

    I like short and punchy and love caption headings so I can skip to the captions that catch my eye.

  4. Miranda Birt profile image70
    Miranda Birtposted 5 years ago

    If it's a well-written article, I like the longer ones. If a person isn't a great writer, keep it short & simple.

  5. amvabecreations profile image83
    amvabecreationsposted 5 years ago

    Docmo: I tend to do the same thing, research first and be as complete as I can get. That is probably why I haven't published a lot of Hubs yet... :-)

    I like the "one stop" resources a lot, but they would have to have a very clear lay-out. Another way to create your full course hubs is to link them together and provide links from one to another.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I think it is a matter of taste and what information one is looking for. Personally, I learn better in short bursts. If I see a very long hub, especially those that people do not break into smaller paragraphs, I feel overwhelmed so I either scan or pass.  So my personal taste is "short punchy" hubs.

  7. Kimberly Vaughn profile image84
    Kimberly Vaughnposted 5 years ago

    I like to get right to the point so I prefer short hubs.

  8. Arielqiao profile image60
    Arielqiaoposted 5 years ago

    I prefer short articles to long ones. You see, our attention is limited. We have not so much patience to be taught. When I teach my students, I have to grip their attentions and teach them the focus of the lesson withing the early twenty minutes, otherwise, the teaching effect is poor because after 20 minutes, they will be absent.

  9. Vieiragirl profile image82
    Vieiragirlposted 5 years ago

    I think it depends on if it something I am really interested in learning about. I think hub that are in depth, but have many sections do not make it seem so long and is  easier to read. If I come across a long worded hub with no caption sections I usually move on to something else.

  10. Gloshei profile image61
    Glosheiposted 5 years ago

    If the hub is interesting then whether it is long or short it shouldn't really matter.
    Sometimes when it is extremely long I will bookmark it, make a comment on what has been read so far and then go back to it.
    Even make another comment if needed.
    Good question.

  11. midget38 profile image90
    midget38posted 5 years ago

    Great  question, Docmo. I guess it depends really on what we are writing...a poetry or recipe hub can't be that long.. From what I'm understanding so far....it's not the length but quality, pictures that are important.

  12. CraftingTime profile image72
    CraftingTimeposted 5 years ago

    I personally like straight to the point hubs. Give me the topic, some background info, some relevant information and maybe a little humor. In my opinion a blog is not meant to be an encyclopedia. Instead, an easy point of view reference point.

  13. AlanRimmer profile image69
    AlanRimmerposted 5 years ago

    The length of the article is not an issue for me. The main thing that helps to keep my attention is how the information is presented. If this flows naturally and therefore makes complete sense then I will continue to read. If it jumps about all over the place causing total confusion then I quickly move on to something else. Long or short if it's interesting, relevant and useful it works for me.

  14. ChristyWrites profile image81
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    I think both types of hubs are good to have! Leave your reader wondering which your newest hub will be  - short and punchy or a lengthier one. Also, it depends on the type of hub that you write about. A poem or short story could be shorter than a hub about everything you want to know about chicken (and yes I am hungry right now).

  15. myownlife profile image38
    myownlifeposted 5 years ago

    so far as my experience, only some of the hubs are read fully as you find matter of interest and the rest we may underline them and try to write back on them so that our appearance could be there.

  16. Vitallani profile image84
    Vitallaniposted 5 years ago

    I don't like reading lots on line because it is staring at a screen too long. While I appreciate finding out a rich wealth of information, if it is a long article, I will usually skim to get to the points I find most interesting.

  17. medicaribbean profile image59
    medicaribbeanposted 5 years ago

    I read all hubs short or long if the topic is of great interest to me. The title alone can send signals if I want to start reading from beginning to end.

  18. profile image0
    jlcustompcposted 5 years ago

    I personally prefer : get to the point hubs

    main subject ---

    Make a point

    Clarify the point

    Move to next point / subject

  19. WiseRabbit profile image81
    WiseRabbitposted 5 years ago

    I think if the hub is a little long but ENGAGING, that people do read it. Personally, I do not have a lot of time, so prefer shorter ones that are jam-packed full of whatever I am looking for. But if something grabs me, I will read it through.

  20. Suzie HQ profile image93
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    I prefer ones with a bit of substance providing it is well written, content is broken up into paragraphs and article has photos, maps or other tools to enhance it. Some topics need extra length to be done right.

  21. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    Quality content with great pictures and must be helpful to the  reader

  22. diplorging profile image76
    diplorgingposted 5 years ago

    If someone just want to spend some time surfing, without the particular goal he would probably read something short and interesting. But when someone is interested in some topic he would probably read as much as he can about that topic..

 
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