Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bloggers' Attention Deficit



General observation, and such observations are often erroneous.

The shorter the blog entry, the more comments. Is this an indication that bloggers, again in general, have Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without Hyperactivity)?

This short entry will test that hypothesis.

5 Comments:

Blogger StratoCade said...

You're so right. I've noticed the same thing. If I post a 2,000 word essay, I'll get one comment. 20 word blurb usually nets me 10 comments.

Odd.

May 11, 2006  
Blogger Jason M said...

Im not sure what the Blog reader demo's are. It does not suprise me that they appreciate shorter, to-the-point entries. Online content readers by nature are A.D.D. proned. Could be worth a white paper.

May 11, 2006  
Blogger StratoCade said...

OK, I've been posting short entries as well. Your hypothesis is definitely correct.

May 12, 2006  
Blogger Pookie Pie said...

I'm not so sure I agree. Perhaps it's that in a longer post, you have pretty much said all that needs to be said, and the reader doesn't have anything to add.

Or perhaps I'm just trying to convince myself that I don't have ADD.

In all honesty, I love the long posts. But sometimes I just don't know what to say in response to them that hasn't already been said.

May 17, 2006  
Anonymous Jay said...

I think it has more to do with that fact that people that spend a lot of time online like to scan/read.

I know that I tend to read something online that has a sentance for a paragraph - makes it so much easier to read.

Seems that the words don't get lost in themselves.

"Can't see the forest through the trees"

May 17, 2006  

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