I’ve written about this before, so I apologize if you’re surfing around and you’ve just read something similar, but it’s bugging me, so I have to let it out.
It’s this… why is it that stuff that I slap together and throw on the blog frequently outperforms blogposts that I’ve struggled over and tweaked endlessly? It’s like choosing a selfie over the Mona Lisa. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but why?
Is it that the “quickie” posts are off the cuff and not too dry?
Are they more “relatable” than my epic masterpieces?
Are they shorter, and therefore quicker to read?
Or are people just fickle, and like what they like, regardless of how much thought and effort goes into something?
Maybe I shouldn’t be so uptight about it. After all, Kraft makes a mean mac and cheese that can be on your plate in less than fifteen minutes, and even though I know how to make homemade, there are still times (more than I’d like to admit to) that their version is the one I’d prefer.
I just wonder if other bloggers find this to be true? Do you find that “quickie” posts often generate more interest than well thought out pieces?
And readers, what do you think? Is it just that we prefer some light reading to more dense material, or is something else at play here?
I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
Oh, and by the way, this was a quickie, so you’ll probably want to “like” and “share” it.