How Long Must A Post/Discussion Be In MyLot?
By Peter Ang
August 9, 2017 1:43pm CST
In today's modern world every one wants instant gratification where everything is almost ready on a mere push of a button which reminds me of instant coffee and instant noodles. There's the concept of user friendly and reader friendly thing in the internet since most people don't have the luxury of time to read everything and for reason of short attention span or boredom on the part of the reader. Gone are the days for kilometric paragraphs which modern and young readers considers to be boring and not reader friendly at all. While it is true that the length of any given post/discussion will depend upon the nature of the topic/subject and of course the style of the writer, it is also important to bear in mind that we are not writing for ourselves alone but for the benifits of the readers. We must always be considerate to the time, interest and welfare of the reading public. We exist for our readers and not our readers for ourselves. Do you have the patience to read a long post or discussion? How long or how many paragraphs is the "ideal" post or discussion should be? How many sentence do you usually use in a single paragraph? How many paragraph do you usually have in your post or discussion?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
It all depends on what I have to say. Sometimes my discussions are longer than others but I always make sure it's an easy read with spacing paragraphs. If a discussion is interesting and easy to read I don't mind if its longer.
while it is good that mylot has no character count or word count requirement before we can post anything, however, there are super short posts that lack detail i'm forced to ask a question to understand. i have also read long posts that are interesting because i learned something from them.
• Staten Island, New York
If a post is interesting or provides useful info for me then I will read a long post. It will not turn me off as it might some other readers. And if I see a post that is very short (a few lines) I will reply if I have something to add. Some people might automatically leave the post without commenting. When I write a discussion I never worry about length. I just write what I want to write and stop when I feel like there is no point in writing any further.
• Austin, Texas
The “beauty” of MyLot is (and it really is a beautiful thing) … the platform accommodates people who are long-winded (like to write lengthy discussions) or the ones who don't talk that much (just want to share a quick thought or ask a question). It also accommodates the people who don't want to post at all and just want to chit chat, share their thoughts and opinions with somebody else who has already started a discussion. So you hear people say I can't blog or I can write articles. No problem. You don't need to at MyLot. Just think of it as if you're having a discussion with family and friends. They stop by for a visit and you get to talking. Before you know it, you've spent hours discussing everything from little Joey's first day at school to world news events. Hours spent engaging with each other and not a penny earned for your “worthwhile contributions” to the conversation. You do the same thing at MyLot and earn money for it! It used to be when people said “A penny for your thoughts.”, you would give your thoughts but they didn't give you a penny! At MyLot, at least you can get that penny!! You might even earn a few dollars. When I think of all of the interesting discussions and debates that I've heard riding on a public bus, all I can think now is 'All those bus riders could have joined MyLot and earned some money!'
I am not really sure about the long or short discussion thing because for me as long as the writer made me or readers see what he is pointing out and participates good and openly..I guess it is a good discussion..Most of the time I got to participate with posts that interests me or simply I got their point
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
@acelawrites , Unless a blog site my friend, the longer our post would be, w the better is the pay. By the way, when you try to open, LB, what you will see there is Error 503, goodbye Literacy Base. I truly missed that site.
• United States
Writing like anything else is a matter of personal taste. Saying what you want or need to say is the important thing. This site does not require literary experts, but you should be able to say what you want. Subject matter will determine what you write. I read both short and long posts since variety is a good thing.
• Palisade, Colorado
Most of the time I can read a long post unless it starts getting real boring or not going anywhere. I think your next two questions would depend on the topic and how much a person really wants to say. Now to number four. Mine varies as to what I am writing about and such.