Blogging: Short Posts or Longer Ones?

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“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”

(1 Corinthians 13:9+10/KJV)

Again I want to refer to my blog and thereby illustrate verses of the last section of 1 Corinthians chapter .13. This time I am referring to verses 9 and 10. Again I want to refer to “prophecy” without discussing the meaning of that word.

From the early days of my blog, I have kept my posts short. Usually, they would cover less than one page on a sheet of paper.

As To My Own Reading Habits

In fact, I had been observing my own demeanour when reading from other blogs. I would readily read a short text. This would not require much time. I then would decide what to make of what I have read.

When looking at longer blogposts I might read them as well. Yet I am conscious of the fact that this requires more of my time. I kind of tended to think about if I really wanted to read that much.

When it comes to watching videos I often do check how much time watching would require. Then I wonder if it is worthwhile for me.

In Retrospect

Looking back, I find that I generally prefer reading shorter texts. On the other hand, I tend to more likely remember longer texts that I have read. Longer texts may convey a clearer picture than shorter ones. Sometimes I have experienced a sense of satisfaction having read a longer text.

Perhaps short posts can be forgotten more easily. However, I do remember bloggers I have been following. I may also remember some striking details said in short texts.

My Current Feelings

I have been writing short texts during five years of blogging experience. This seemed convenient for me also. Generally, I needed one to three hours to get a weekly post ready for publishing. Sometimes I needed more time.

In short texts, I can present some original thoughts. Yet I can never give you a fuller picture of any subject I am writing on.

I guess you have some benefit from reading my short posts. Yet I do not know how close this is to what I would have intended to say. Perhaps I am keeping my posts short by avoiding clear explanations and well-developed thought lines.

If I were publishing longer texts, I would have to spend more time preparing. Yet I would be able to present to you a fuller picture.

Now Reread these Bible Verses

“For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.”

(1 Corinthians 13:9+10/KJV)

My Strategy so far

It has been my habit to write several posts dealing with one verse or with one word of 1 Corinthians 13. Every single post would give you a partial picture of the meaning of the text. Yet by reading many or all my posts dealing with one verse or with one word, you come to understand the text more fully.

In fact, I cannot expect you to remember all the details of what I have been writing in each post. Actually, I cannot recall everything myself.

Yet I do hope that reading several of my posts (or all of them) will help you to get a glance at the fuller picture. You may not remember many details, but whenever you come across these bible verses you hopefully will attach some meaning to them.

I would like you to gain an idea of the fuller picture. I would be very happy if these posts should help you believe in Jesus Christ and to open up yourself for His love. An awareness of His love can also affect your own attitudes towards others.

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About christenfindenruhe

Auf meinem deutschen Blog möchte ich kurze Texte über Matthäus 11 Verse 28 bis 30 veröffentlichen und die frohe Botschaft von Jesus Christus anschaulich machen. Es lohnt sich, Jesus Christus zu vertrauen. On my new English blog "Motivation of Christian Love" I am sharing my thoughts on 1 Corinthians 13 and other biblical texts.
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