I love blogs. I love writing them, I love reading them, I love pondering over them. I love silly blogs, political blogs, cookery blogs, sports blogs… I just love blogs.
If you’ve come from the homepage, you will see that I haven’t blogged in while, but I can assure you that it isn’t for lack of writing. Following the raging (if I may use the word loosely, and relatively to my blog) success of my sex post, I was spurred into having a crack at unpicking the messy attempt to explain my disinclination to marry, which I started… oh, just a couple of years ago. The intent was to hone the thing into a nice, neat little argument for my cause. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, I have philosophised on the subject so much that what was once a chaotic clutter of excuses is now a six page monstrosity in fourteen sizzling chapters, which invokes a flurry of furiously flapping fingers on keys every time I attempt to edit it.
Now, I believe that a blog should be just long enough to take you slightly out of yourself, but not so long that you reach information overload before reaching the half way point. The simple solution would be to break the finished blog, should it ever make that stage, into bite-sized chunks. However, I really feel it should be read as one missive, because a lot of my points refer to other points throughout to make a more rounded argument. And quite often, one line of reasoning is entwined with another, even if they aren’t consecutive.
Basically, what I’m trying to get at is, what length is the ideal blog? And, should a long blog be broken down for ease of reading?