Re: Average/best length of newsletter article?

Subject: Re: Average/best length of newsletter article?
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 08:48:17 -0700 (PDT)

Best length for a column: about 1,000 words
For a blog, about 500-750 words

In any true "newsletter," I would adapt article length to content. I'd
keep news items short at under 250 words. I would make feature articles
under 750.

--- Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:

> I'm not surprised, since there's no such thing, at least not in any
> meaningful way. The only universally applicable answer is: "As long
> as it takes to communicate what you're trying to say without boring
> the reader." Every newsletter has different requirements, both
> because of the preferences of its editors and the patience of their
> audience.
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