- people do not read blogs very often
- if they read blogs they do so at set times of the day
- people only read the title and the first paragraph
Since I have three blogs and spend quite some time on writing and updating, I was wondering whether it was true. People have a lot to read. At work, they have internal reports, continued education, and outside of work there are newspapers, magazines, sports, hobbies, etc. So how do blogs fit in here?
I read a lot. Many books, some magazines, and blogs. I really do read blogs. I have a blogroll on one of my blogs, here. It is incomplete because I read most blogs on the WordPress Reader.
As for when I read blogs, I do not have a set time and this is where I could use some input from my readers. If you read blogs, is it really at set times? When I start-up the computer, my email and work comes first. Then I blog and read. But it is never at the same time. How about you? Do you know bloggers who update at a specific hour of the day?
And the third point, reading only a title and one paragraph … I know that people’s attention span and patience can be in short supply on the web. However, I sincerely hope we still have the stamina to read more than that.
What do you think? Do you read blogs? Do we have the attention span to read more than a paragraph? How much do you really read?