Question for My Readers

Post Author: Bill Pratt

Regular readers of the blog know that I often write blog post series with multiple parts that I publish in sequence.  The reason I do this is because I want to keep the length of each post down to around 500 or so words.  This makes each post easy to read in one 5-minute sitting.

The downside to this approach is that it breaks up continuity for my readers.  You may have to go back and read previous posts to catch up with the latest in the series.

So, my question to all of you is this: Do you like the current approach of breaking up long posts into parts, or would you prefer that I publish longer blog posts and not break them into parts?  Please register your votes by leaving a comment.

I really appreciate your feedback and thank you for helping me make the blog better!

9 thoughts on “Question for My Readers”

  1. I’m new to your blog and have done a little catching up from the past few posts. For me, having smaller segments in a series works best for me because I’m more likely to read a short article than take the time to read a larger one since I check up on my blog subscriptions throughout the day when I have time at work.

    Thanks for your blog, by the way. I’m renewing my zeal to learn more about apologetics and theology.

  2. I vote for the series of shorter reads. One who catches part III and didn’t see the prior parts might need to go back, but that would then basically be the same for them as having one long post. Reading in short spurts is easier since I usually look at them as I am about to run out the door or so. The only down side I see is that the comments get scattered.

  3. I like the current format for the reasons you stated, plus it gives readers time to digest the salient points of a post and have a discussion if desired, before moving on to the next section.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. longer continuous posts would make the arguments more coherent, and easier to read, and more persuasive, and more clear.
    Sometimes parts 3/4/5 are moot for me, because there is a disagreement about a conclusion or assumption in part 1 or 2.

  5. Thanks to everyone for their comments. It seems like the majority of you prefer the shorter posts, so I will stick with that! Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

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