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  1. karengibsonroc profile image77
    karengibsonrocposted 7 years ago

    Do you like really long hubs or the ones somewhere in the middle between long and short?

  2. profile image0
    Charlinexposted 7 years ago

    Personally I don't like long hubs. About 500 words is ideal for me.

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 7 years ago

    I don't like hubs that are too long.  A nice medium length is really good.  I don't like it when people write something that is only a paragraph or two though.  I feel like they could have put more effort into it.

  4. Georgie98 profile image71
    Georgie98posted 7 years ago

    You can write hubs as long or short as you like, but the longer ones don't tend to get read quite as much. It depends on what you're writing and if you can capture the reader early.
    Short hubs like poems are also popular, but you have to be a decent writer to grasp the reader in a small amount of words. They can be harder to write than a piece of prose.
    So depending on what you're writing I'd suggest something in between. Maybe a lengthy poem or short piece of prose.

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    David99999posted 7 years ago

    I would say that it depends on the hug's topic.  If the topic interests me, I'll gladly read a longer hub.  It's the same with books.  If I find the content fascinating, I can read a 500+ page book.

  6. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i like hubs that are medium or short. i will read one completely compared to a hub that keeps going and going.

  7. Genna East profile image90
    Genna Eastposted 7 years ago

    I have to agree with David.  It is the topic of the hub.  Sometimes longer hubs have an introduction that is inviting, so the reader will hang in there for the ride.

  8. Gyldenboy profile image60
    Gyldenboyposted 7 years ago

    For long hubs, the first paragraph needs to be clear, concise, and interesting to hook me or I'll pass on it. Sometimes, I'll continue to the second if the first is only writer's notes to set up a chapter or whatever.

    I also prefer small paragraphs, cause I'm picky (lol) and it's easier on the eyes. For fiction, especially.

    In the case of long articles, there's a hint of skepticism in me that makes me wonder. If this hub is really a rant going on a wild tangent. In which, I'm a bit wary. Asking myself: Do I continue, knowing that this might not stick to the topic? Or do I skip this hub?

    Often, I prefer medium size articles. However, I don't think anyone should post anything less then 200 words for a hub, unless it's poetry. At least, in my opinion.

  9. lambservant profile image90
    lambservantposted 7 years ago

    Brief to medium. Longwinded weary me. Many people can whittle off quite a bit during the editing process and get your message across more or just as effectively.

  10. Imogen French profile image84
    Imogen Frenchposted 7 years ago

    Depends what it's about really. Generally I like something I can read in under 5 minutes if it's on the computer. It's hard to read off screen for much longer than that, I think.
    If it's too short - i.e. only takes 10 seconds to read - it's probably not worth the bother of writing it.
    The most important thing is the quality of the writing to me, really, if it's really interesting and well written, it would hold my attention, and I could cope with something a bit longer.

  11. .josh. profile image60
    .josh.posted 7 years ago

    It's funny - see, of course I prefer hubs that aren't TOO long, but I then go and write rather long hubs myself. (And some of the best I've read by others have been lengthier hubs.)

    As some have previously stated, I think it largely depends on the content, and whether you are able to maintain the reader's attention - I'd like to think I can, but would love anyone's feedback to know if that is in fact the case smile

  12. Ironman1992 profile image59
    Ironman1992posted 6 years ago

    I like a medium length hub unless the topic is something I'm especially interested in, and the hub provides new information, not easily found anywhere else. Then, I'll sit through a long hub.

  13. Peter Allison profile image81
    Peter Allisonposted 6 years ago

    I was going to make a silly comment, but without over-generalizing, and not because it's more polite, I have to say 'medium' - as in 1,000 to 1,500 words or thereabouts. Reading in depth in any other medium than paper in general is a bit tedious - but I can't stand being teased by a REALLY interesting headline (the recent 'UFO Under Russian Ice' story comes to mind) only to be served up a paragraph-long story with no resolution. But nor do I relish clicking into a what should be an interesting NYT online article by say, Cornell West and find I've waded into a 20 page article - with ads!

 
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