I just finished reading a great Hub. But, it was around 1500 words and several paragraphs were 300-400 words long.
Gone are the days of saving typewriter paper. Open your articles up with plenty of "White Space". White Space is FREE! Writers need to make their articles easily readable.
I agree with you for most Internet situations. But to say this so categorically may be overstating the case. Writers must write specifically for their intended audience, this is certain. But not all audiences are limited in the same ways, requiring spacing and limitation of paragraph word count. I just moments ago submitted a response to another hub in which I wrote four paragraphs of 97, 111, 63, and 103 words. I just went back and counted. I had no intention at the time to tailor a specific word count. It just felt right and natural the way I broke it up. But if I had been posting this as a blog for a client I would have had to take into consideration that client's typical formatting requirements. On sites dedicated to far more academic writing, the longer paragraphs are welcome and in many cases even expected.
So true. Long paragraphs are incompatible with the Internet age. Even on paper, writers should avoid long paragraphs. Make it easier on the reader.
by Don Bobbitt 3 years ago
I just finished reading a great Hub. But, it was around 1500 words and several paragraphs were 300-400 words long.Gone are the days of saving typewriter paper. Open your articles up with plenty of "White Space". White Space is FREE! Writers need to make their articles easily readable.DON
by Theresa Ast 5 years ago
Why are so many good HP Hubbers so incredibly "PARAGRAPH PHOBIC?"This is a plea for the Paragraph Phobic among you to (1) have mercy on your readers and (2) a suggestion that will increase your number of views/comments. As research has shown, reading a computer screen is...
by Susan Ng Yu 9 years ago
I was just wondering, if you were doing research, would you prefer reading long articles or short articles? I tend to like short, to-the-point articles better. When I open an article and it's really long, I tend to just skim over the beginning and end looking for a summary or recap. Or...
by Dave Hatton 5 years ago
Sometimes a certain topic only takes a single image and a couple paragraphs to satisfy an online search inquiry . Any text beyond that would be redundant filler. This is a major conflict with the search friendly Hub guidelines.Do brief articles ever get beyond the Hub community??...One thought on...
by H C Palting 5 years ago
When you read articles online, how long are they?Do the lengths tend to correspond to long, short, or medium length hubs and which length do you prefer to read so long as it's useful or entertaining?
by Eric Dierker 6 years ago
I have some favorite hubbers but they tend to write quite lengthy hubs. Do not get me wrong, they are great writers and their hubs say a lot. I really like a lot of the responses to questions, but wish they would elaborate more. How do you strike a balance?
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