Uh oh, you counted the words in the blog? I know the wordy ones are better because I can develop an idea. But I also know there is a lot of short attention span out there so I punch it up with pix and short paragraphs. (BTW, my book is approaching 100,000 words. It'll never sell...)I checked out some posts from both your and Mortie's blogs and found I enjoyed the posts that were over 500 words more than the shorter ones. I like to find out things I didn't know when I read, and so the longer posts seem to be more enjoyable for me. Some of my blog posts contain stuff that I didn't know until I started researching the topic, so they tend to be on the wordy side. I guess I must really be wierd because when I find something interesting on the internet that seems too hard to read, I copy the text onto a word document and then play with font and paragraph (yeah, I know there's some sort of way to do that onscreen) so I can read it more easily. I even take out some of those extra white spaces so the thoughts flow better!
If I see a website that is well organized and inviting, I'll stay on it and read. I am not intimidated by the length of the entry on the page. If it's cluttered with cartoon thingys or crappy I'll leave. The computer to me is an easier typewriter and a gigantic textbook. Younger folks get their information differently, so Target commercials (which drive me crazy) are aimed a totally different
My take on all of this is that I can't be all things to all people. My younger guests (whose parents are younger than I) smile when they see me plugged into my iPod. Do they read my blog? Probably not. Do they engage in lots of breakfast conversation? Not very often... but they are the kind that will leave me a message spelled out of Hershey's Kisses on top of the dresser. So, I have a blog. I use it to help in driving visitors to my website, but I also hope that the process will make me more knowledgeable so I can be a better innkeeper for the older folks. Will I ever Tweet? Never say Never, but it's not on the horizon.
BTW, I edited this post down to 345 words.