This is my favourite, and least favourite. If that makes sense. Besides being a much debated topic, it is also a matter of opinion. The attention span of audiences has decreased over the past few years.
You may find that the younger generation only want to read short, sweet articles that get to the point quickly – Or, you may find that older people want to read long, informative articles.
Word count depends a lot on the audience you write for. I did a bit of research on this and came up with the following:
I’m returning to the Huffington Post again. This article has around 2300 words and this article
has around 1000 words. They talk about the amount of money style and food bloggers make.
Next, we go on to Engadget
. This article
has around 260 words and this one
has around 180 words. The former speaks about Nasa having a perfume that smells of space and the latter is about Samsung leaking the Note 20 Ultra.
The word count difference is huge, to say the least. Perhaps it’s because the Post’s topics tend to target older audiences and Engadget is aimed more at the younger generation? I will leave that up to you to decide.
Till next time…here’s your Quote.