I heard it on a podcast
+ then read it again in another blog post
how Google SEO favors longer content + regularity.
Bloggers are posting less frequently. And it is most likely due to the amount of time it takes to compose such incredibly long + worthwhile content. This is because Google has changed their search algorithm to favor long-form content. But in order to keep up a blog’s posting frequency, bloggers are dropping their updates to once a week.
I can’t say this is my preferred format.
I have been reading blogs for many years + before I became so busy with adult + family life, I loved checking my favorite blogs for a new post. Even if it was just a quick picture + a short caption to check in and say hello. You know, before there was Instagram + Facebook.
So even though I struggle with posting regularly three times a week (and a lot of Monday posts get deferred to Tuesdays), I have no intention of dropping down to one massively huge article a week. Especially for SEO purposes. Sure, it is nice to increase your reach to new audiences, but if you start to “optimize” too much, then you lose your purpose + your original focus. And mine has always been to connect with like-minded friends. Specifically, this blog’s purpose is to connect with like-minded friends who are also interested in the workings of Knittedhome.
I do enjoy exploring + sharing what goes into making this blog tick for all my blogging friends who have asked for this content, but otherwise I don’t feel I am a Master Blogger by any means. Perhaps this is why I enjoy short posts that allow the reader a peak into someone else’s life.
What are your thoughts on bloggers becoming more like authors of long articles? Do you feel long-form blogs are becoming your favorite reads? If you’re a blogger, which do you prefer to write?
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