Monday, April 13, 2009

Rip my jeans off; not my heart out

The average attention span of people who read blogs is about 30 seconds, so bloggers who begin entries with, 'This morning I was sitting here thinking,' have already lost them. One that caught my eye, as it flashed by on, went something like, 'Rip my jeans off; not my heart out.' (I modified it slightly). Well, that taught me a lesson anyway: I've got to stop writing entries that begin, 'I was' and start writing more that begin with, 'Rip my...!' I know it makes sense; you know it makes sense. We've just got to do more of it.



  1. So true, blog reader's don't have much of a retention span....they wander off about other....what was I talking about ;)

    Your headline grabs enough attention. Then the pictures reel the reader in, in my opinion

    Great blog.

  2. I go along with that. By the time the blog has loaded they are getting ready to leave. That line should pull them back, though.

  3. You're right about the short attention span. Thanks for the tip. :)

  4. Hi Lan,
    Just look around ur blog!
    Great blog!

    Keep contact...

  5. That's a really good point! I need to be more mindful of that.

    It's hard for me to tell if my stories are too long for a blog.

  6. you know you could read a lot into that headline

  7. My unorthodox approach, if you may call it - in order to improve the attention span...if at all it is a problem among bloggers is to drive in countries not having any traffic sense...then we got to be attentive! I don't think is a good suggestion for bloggers, anyway you have brought out something important to reflect...

  8. Now I feel like I should start a blog called "rip my jeans off not my heart out (sic)" as that incorporates all things: sex, relationships, grammar, fashion...Great post, and good point.

  9. More interesting and exciting way to write isn't it.
    Love your blog. Such beautiful photos. *I* like it when I find a blog that I can experience life vicariously through!


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