Content is King - but. Don't watch the word count

Last Update: February 21, 2018

I've not posted for a while, however being part of the SWAG group, I've learned so much in the 3 weeks since we commenced, that I feel compelled to write - and it's also one of the tasks - to post a WA blog. :-)

This is just a simple thing but it has helped me to write fluently and consistently.

We have all heard that Content is King and that we should aim for at least 1000 words (or is it 1500) for each post.

Before being invited to be part of the SWAG group, I was writing a post - yes a SINGLE post - every 2 weeks or so and I found it so hard to do and find 'stuff' to write about.

I kept on watching the word count in my WordPress admin area and when it hit 1000 words, I was elated! I started to think of ways to end my post.

I'm proud to say that I have - as part of the challenge - yes, I call it challenge - sorry Kyle - completed 3, yes THREE posts each week.

We need to have completed at least 12 posts during the 1st month challenge.

So far, I've completed 7 posts and will complete 2 more by the weekend with the remaining 3 'keyword researched' ready for next week.

My word count for my posts are averaging out to 2000+ and I now no longer look at the word count. In fact, I'm enjoying the journey and I love writing my blog posts.

I'd love to hear about your experiences.

Are you watching the word count or is that no longer a bother?.

I'd love to know.

Comments below please.

Thanks

Jacqueline


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CraigKnight Premium
Love this. Don't pay attention to the word count. Just write. Let it flow and the word count will be there. I find it now that it would be hard to limit an article to just 1,000 words.

Fortunately, I have a lot to say. My kiddos don't want to hear it, so I have to tell someone :)

Great post Jackie.
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JackieSmith Premium
lol!
Yes, continue to write, someone will hear what you have to say.

All the best!
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accad Premium
Good classmate, I will be slowly coming by.
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JackieSmith Premium
Hey Jimmy,
I've seen some of your posts. They're great!

All the best.
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accad Premium
Thank you Jackie. The greatness of a post is measured by its converting power.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hi Jacqueline

Writing posts is truly a challenge for me. I have always found it a challenge. I drag my feet at the idea of writing another post, not because I have nothing to write about but just the idea of beginning another long post. I have to brace myself for the task. I am waiting for it to get easier.

I don't look at the word count though, oh no, that's not true! Sometimes I do.

~Danielle
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JackieSmith Premium
lol Danielle.

I'm sure you'll rise to the challenge.

I was like that about a month ago but persistence and determination got me going.

All the best my fellow SWAG'er.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thanks Jackie.
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Handyc7 Premium
It's a challenge for sure and I commend you for making the adjustment. I have the same issues. I am by nature a long winded writer. And i have serious catching up to do with the number of blogs. But in my case, my writing has been what is considered a strength as well as my personal story which revolves around addiction recovery. So there is a lot to cover because from who i have surveyed of my audience, i am not paying for space. So when people here say my posts are too long, i always have to consider my audience. These are book readers and need stories that help inspire recovery. I certainly did. And if the voice is right, they will read it.
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JackieSmith Premium
Excellent Randy.
Yes. Sometimes the audience your writing for will affect the length of your post.

Continue doing what you're doing.

All the best!
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AaronGriffin Premium
I do and don't look at the word count. I have been less interested in the word count because I know that I am writing a ton. It is getting easier and easier to write long post's. And it is 1,000 although 1500 isn't bad either. Thanks for your post! Much success to you and yours!
Your friend, Aaron G
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JackieSmith Premium
Great Aaron.
Yes. For me now it's getting easier and easier.

Oh, 1000 words?.. that's a walk in the park! lol (I was struggling a few months ago)

Success to you too.
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AaronGriffin Premium
Can I ask you? Has AdSense worked out for you?
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