I think that something shorter is the way to go. People honestly don't want to sit around and read something long because they either don't have the time, or we just don't like sitting down that long to read something. We like to be able to get information faster, and we end up skimming articles if they are too long.
It depends. Having interesting long articles will definitely attract many visitors. However, each paragraph should not be more than 8-10 sentences. The wrong structure of the paragraphs makes an article look too long.
I always prefer long articles with much information!
I think it depends on the situation or I should say the context. Is it something that needs to be explained in further detail or is it something that can be explained in a few sentences? It all depends... Sometimes less is more, but sometimes more is the answer.
I think shorter ones do better if your main readers are younger. Like for me, I mainly write about things that teens and 20 somethings would be interested in so I keep things short. Not too short though!
Well put. I completely agree with you. If someone has something small to write, then let the article should be short and to the point. If they have a lot to say, then the article should not be too long and have strong in depth meaning to it. The writer needs to state what needs to be stated and that is all.
I think it all really depends on what your trying to put across. A quick report on a bit of news released that day, doesn't require an essay however an opinionated argument would need explaining and detail, so really it varies. Try not to keep your articles extremely short all of the time as it makes it appear as though you don't care about what your writing but I equally wouldn't say keep writing essays for every post. It's about finding that happy medium for that niche your writing that article about.
I'd say a lot of this depends on the target audience within your niche. If your typical reader is a medical student in a top of the line graduate program and you're writing about some type of surgical procedure, I certainly think you'd be better off with extensive posts that are thousands and thousands of words. If you're writing for a sports blog and you're writing your NBA Finals picks, perhaps it's best to keep things short and sweet.
The post should contains good and interesting content.
Don't try to artificially to extend it if you don't have something valuable to write,
but also don't write posts which are very short because they don't provide value.
I guess it depends on your definition of what a short post is. If you are talking 200-300 words, than I have never found a use for it. But if you are making 3000-5000 word posts, I probably won't read all of it. You should be hovering around the 500-1000 word post. Use lots of images and anything else that grabs attention. It also breaks up the paragraphs, making it easier to read.
Long quality posts always beat short posts, but I think you need to decide that based on your website niche. For me I do long posts for my traveling and basketball blog, short ones for my writing blog.