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Do you like multipart posts?

I started writing a post this morning, but realized quickly that it was going to be way too long for a single entry. I know on other sites, people have complained about multipart posts. In fact, I know some people just skip over them. After thinking about how I want to use the site, I am interested in riding some more longform pieces, but I'm afraid to travel into 5,000+ word territory on this site. Before I go any further, I would like to see what you all have to say. Do you read multipart posts or would you just rather read longer entries?

I do not like multipart posts and would prefer a single entry.

5 votes / 62% 5 votes / 62 %

I am okay with multipart posts and breaking up longer entries.

3 votes / 37% 3 votes / 37 %
This poll has received 8 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

j2jworkz wrote on February 18, 2015, 10:58 AM

Not a fan, and not due to content, just don't tend to follow after part 1.

MsBiz wrote on February 18, 2015, 12:59 PM

That's good to know. I may err on the side of too long rather than waste my time on someone people may not read.

BeckyWiegers wrote on February 18, 2015, 1:44 PM

I really hate having my reading interrupted. By giving me one, longer, post to read you are more likely to keep me to the end. I understand that, with one post, you stand to benefit less as far as views/likes/comments etc. but it's like this - from people like me, that's all you'll get anyway because we won't be back to finish reading unless the material and delivery are incredibly good.

Kasman wrote on February 18, 2015, 5:16 PM

i avoid those type of 'continued next week' posts. I regard them as a device to draw in readers for repeat views/comments. Almost a form of cheating, in fact.

allen0187 wrote on February 19, 2015, 4:39 AM

I don't mind multipart posts. I haven't written one yet but I do have plans to do so. I'm no fan though of seemingly chapters upon chapters of a story similar to what I've seen in the other site.

crowntower wrote on February 19, 2015, 8:11 AM

I am okay with anything just hoping that the content is worth reading, it is not boring... I love reading the diaries of pets here, and the daily living of the people around here. But I hate reading hate post in here like how they hate other's post or something, or why do people write about their Diary online... well if the content is completely a complain content I don't really read them... hehehe I just can't stop wondering why they kep criticizing others works when they work must be criticize first. Why they just stop reading that author post so it will lift up their burdens.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:23 AM

Hmm, I definitely think longer, quality posts are the way to go after getting input. And when I think about it, I realize that I do often miss "chapters" of multipart posts, which makes it hard to stay engaged.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:24 AM

Uh oh, I don't want to come across that way! I was just afraid of scaring readers away with a wall of paragraphs.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:26 AM

"The other site" is what ruined it for me. People were posting so many multipart articles so often that it was impossible to keep up.

MsBiz wrote on February 19, 2015, 10:28 AM

The complaint posts are getting to me. I've gotten a little bit snippy with people lately have been complaining about others' content because that has the potential to be hurtful. If I'm not interested in a particular topic, I just skip over it. It's that simple.

nbaquero wrote on February 20, 2015, 1:12 PM

MsBiz I don't mind a multi part post as long as it is not the norm but the exception, however, we have just seen that this method has proven to be effective to get a fast redemption.

cheri wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:08 PM

I am not comfortable following these kinds of posts. I would rather go for at least one themed post to read.