Long article is sometimes a great temptation for us, did you want to feel like a journalist, a masterpiece of literary thought. But, ever wondered how reasonable is it? Even if the article is written from the heart, not sparing the time and effort to fully disclose the theme, you get tired, and what about your readers?
In the world of writing an article should be long enough to reveal the essence, and rather short to be interesting. Writing articles is not much different. Of course, the purpose of your article directly affects its length to shed some light on the subject.
The length of the article that you write is related with what you want to achieve. Let us say your article is written for publication. Say, for a good publication and you well get paid for it. In this case, the article at least should fully disclose the topic you are writing about. If this is a broad subject, you may smash it into a series of articles. Each part of the series, however, should be deeply disclose your area. So your article may be from 2000 to 3000 words or more. It depends on the complexity of the subject.
What if you write an article to promote your product or service? In this case, you are likely to give the reader some introductory information, so that he could decide whether or not he wants to go to your website and get more information on the subject, and perhaps the solution to your problem. In this case, the average article will most likely between 350 and 500 words. Some may be slightly longer, but there are doubts that you will write an article about 3000 words.
The idea is that there is some fixed number of words, which would determine a good article.
Lincoln once wrote a letter to a friend in which he said “I apologize that this letter is long, but I do not have time to write shorter.” Sometimes, the shorter is the better. Today, people pay low attention span to read online articles. Many people read only from necessity. It is unlikely that you want to lull the reader.
If you take this into account, you can write articles perfect length for your purpose.
It is considered that the optimum size of an article for the website of 400-700 words, which can reach up to 1000 words, if the author is able to hold readers’ interest and clearly express their thoughts. So try to write articles in the blog with framing like the article in a respectable print edition definitely not worth it. Yet the blogs – it’s a completely different format, and this is their charm.