4 Tips for Reading Long Posts

I know, everyone hates them. Even those who write them know that if your readers are actually going to take the time to read through the entire 1500-word masterpiece, it better be interlaced with plenty of eye-grabbing pictures, recessed quotes, and more headers than an Irish bar at lunchtime, or a gathering of hot-rodders, whichever analogy you prefer.

Since my last post was probably close to 1500 words, I thought it might be a good idea to offer some tips on how to get through such large, monumental, brilliant works at the literary genius. 

  1. Skim it. That’s right, don’t try to read every little word, just skim through the post and then leave a comment. 
  2. Only read the points that interest you. Yes sometimes you can just skim through a post and look for the headers that are most interesting. Just read what comes under those and forget about the rest. Then leave a comment.
  3. Pictures and quotes. If reading an entire post is too taxing for your brain, then just look at the pictures and read a quote or two. Then leave a comment.
  4. Re-read the title of the post and make up your own idea for what the post is about. Could it get any more simple? Then leave a comment.

So, there you have it. Four easy tips on how to get through those long, tedious, over-the-top, brilliant, etc. etc. etc., glorious post that are longer than 500 words.

And here’s a picture, just to have one.

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6 responses to “4 Tips for Reading Long Posts

  1. Donald Norris

    Anthony ~ you make some very valid points and I have used all of them in the past. One additional step the blogger can take if the use Word to create the original is to also provide a PDF version that is easily downloadable from within the blog as I do on all my blogs.
    Don

  2. LOL! What in the heck is that little critter? He’s kind of scary!

  3. hope855

    Ha ha! Loved the picture! Your posts are worth the reading.

  4. Mary P

    Don One additional step the blogger can take if the use Word to create the original is to also provide a PDF version that is easily downloadable from within the blog as I do on all my blogs.

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