I read somewhere that the average blog post is about 250 to 500 words long; a good number are considerably shorter. I just saw one with a single sentence and a link to Elsewhere. The post on Subway Wars I just published, on the other hand, comes in at a corpulent 2,100 words. Yikes.
OK, I get it. Blogs are individual, there is no Miss Pencilpoint looking over shoulders, ready to pounce on grammar and word length transgressions. It becomes a matter of what end am I seeking. Do I want readers to nibble on an appetizer or amuse-bouche on their iPhone? Or do I want them to tuck into a five-course feast on their Kindle? I want both.
I have neither a Kindle nor an iPhone, those are generic analogies. I check posts, tweets and college football scores on my trusty Android-fueled smartphone, but that is neither here nor there. The point is that my blog will reflect whatever my muse is inspiring me with at the moment. Hopefully those who stumble upon my bite-sized nuggets will be intrigued enough to poke around the mini-novellas I publish now and again. Sounds like a plan.
277 words. Woo.