Are You Scroll-Worthy?
I have a colleague, someone I also consider a friend, who said something recently that I just can’t shake.
“If I have to even scroll down a tiny bit to get to the end of a post, I usually won’t do it. I have other things to do.”
“What about my blogs?” I asked. “Are they Scroll -Worthy?”
“Not all of them.” he smirked.
Is this what we’ve come to? Is this Scroll thing (or lack thereof) the new thumbs up or down about the value and intrigue of your content?
Forget about views and impressions I guess, it takes almost no effort “scroll” but now it must be earned? Is being “Scroll-Worthy” now a measure of success?
My friend says he’s not alone; that others feel the same way about the scroll. What else does this mean?
- That being on the first page of Google results is great – but you better be above the “scroll”???
- That you’d better be more thoughtful about how large the picture is at the top of your blog post is because you may not get a single swipe??
- That you need to march out there and protest the smaller IPAD mini and the death of PC’s and large monitors because your content needs more time to be seen and deemed Scroll Worthy?
- That Eye tracking glasses are next for all and forget the scroll issue – just looking down and left to right will some day need be earned?
With this post at just 306 words, I’m praying it stays above that scroll line dear reader, so you needn’t pass judgement on the quality of this post. I used to think the fact that you just viewed the post was a sign of worthiness but alas if if I could get you to just scroll a bit….
Till next time,
Grow The Business.