Blogging And Paragraph Length For Newbies
Last Update: Feb 28, 2015
It's easy to write a blog post and not think about your paragraph length. We were taught in school that paragraphs need to be roughly 5-8 sentences, or at least I was. With blogging in the online world, it is different.
White space is a good thing! Shorter paragraphs are easier on your reader's eyes and they are likely to hang around and finish your post. It is much easier to read small chunks of material on a screen than a long, drawn out paragraph.
We all know our readers can get distracted, and we are trying to make a presentable blog that keeps their attention and makes them want more. Don't give your readers that opportunity to leave, keep your paragraphs short. 3 sentences is usually an ideal paragraph for online reading.