As a reviewer, do you prefer to write short or long reviews?
These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I’m certain that many will disagree and/or even hate many of the things I’ve written below. Sorry about that, but you are always welcome to express your own opinions – be they contrary or comparable – in the comments section. So, with that out of the way… let the controversy begin!
What made me think about this topic?
As noted above, this is a Book Blogger Hop topic, and I had this window in my blogging schedule, so I decided this would be a good filler.
The answer is really very simple. I am a very talkative person, so I will always write longer reviews when given the platform! That’s probably why I started this blog, actually, so I could ramble on about my thoughts without anyone telling me to shut up.
You see, really short reviews are great, if they get across the essence of your feelings about a book. I, however, have a hard time distilling my opinions into less than 500 words. I always want to talk about as many aspects of a book as I can in my reviews – both the good and the bad (and sometimes, the ugly). I can also tell you that many a time I’ve written and published a review and thought… oh, why didn’t I mention this or that.
Mind you, I’ve read that blog posts that are less than 1000 words don’t get as much SEO traffic as longer ones. Not that I’ve ever been good at SEO – I just write what I want to write, and don’t care if it is optimized for your search engine.
In short, I prefer long!
There you have it!
So… what about you?
What length Reviews do you prefer to write – long ones or short ones?
This post is my 11th time participating in the Book Blogger Hop and my 17th entry in the 2022 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!