To impress someone.
To turn someone into a client.
To keep someone interested.
To make someone want to look at your content.
To hit the follow button.
To get someone’s attention.
To get a subscriber.
To add to the conversation before someone beats you to it.
To make a decisive decision.
It seems like we have all of the time in the world, but we have all become impatient. When it took 5 seconds for Google to load, who got annoyed? I did, and many other did as well. Most of the time, Google appears less than a second after you type it in and press enter. When it takes even 5 seconds, we become impatient.
The typical consumer is searching for a lot of information. They may visit, not be impressed, and in 2 seconds, hit the back button. Even if the title of your blog post appears, and the consumer wants to read more based on the title, they already clicked the back button.
We want more things faster. Imagine it took 10 seconds for someone’s blog to load. It would be like the end of the world. You only get 2 seconds to impress someone so they stay on board. If your blog takes too long to load, you lose those 2 seconds. When someone visits your blog, your 2 seconds start right then.
Want to do something scary? Have your phone next to your computer. After your blog loads, put the stopwatch on. When the stopwatch hits 2 seconds, don’t scroll up or down. Look at your blog and decide whether you need to make some changes or keep it the way it is. You only get 2 seconds. If you like what you see, the visitor will like what they see and continue reading your blog.