Several of my blog posts are around 1800 words and I'm wondering whether it's a good idea to show readers how long it would take them to read (e.g., Reading Time: 5 Min).

To see what I mean, check out this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/reading-time-wp

As a reader, do you find having this feature worthwhile or does it seem gimmicky to you? I don't want to add another plugin just for the sake of it. What's your take?

Thanks...

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Tezsie Premium
If someone is really interested in the topic of your blog, they will read it no matter the time. And they´ll only stop reading when it stops interesting them.
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SZev Premium
Thanks for weighing in Tessa
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bidnesslady Premium
It seems gimmicky! If they didn't want to read, they surely shouldn't be looking at blogs!! Lol people who won't want to read...wont...it's just that simple. I've seen sites with that on them and it's just unnecessary..lol
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SZev Premium
Thank you Audra
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TBustillos Premium
I personally do not care how long or how many words I'll be reading. If it's something that I wish to read, I'm all in.
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SZev Premium
Thanks Tammy
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EvieSmith Premium
It sounds a little gimmicky. Plus if it says that the post takes too long to read people might not read it at all. Whereas if they didn't know the length of time they would start reading it and hopefully you would keep their interest throughout the post
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SZev Premium
Thanks Evie, makes sense.
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JudeP Premium
I wouldn't bother with it to be honest because if someone thinks it's going to take them 20 minutes, it might put them off from reading. And as people read at different speeds, I would think it would be a difficult estimate to make anyway :)
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SZev Premium
Ok, thanks Jude
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