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 Alphainventions.com, 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.


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11 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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

    Keep contact...

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  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.

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

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  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...

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  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.

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  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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