What you need to know about the term “longread “...

Then @Henkjan de Krijger the booster on the hashtag #longread , he probably had something else in mind than the memories of books that were once read, posted here under this term.
You can indeed split the term into “long” and “read,” but it's not about “ever read”.
But what is it?

What does the term “longread” mean?

'Longread' is not in the dictionary.
It is a term from the print media that is also used on the Internet today.
It is the collective term for long articles that usually have a certain depth.
Articles where some work has been put into serious.
That's why 'mister Yoors' has probably attached a firm booster to it (although this is my personal interpretation - correct me if I'm wrong...).

How to write a “longread” article that the reader wants to read at all?

Since this is a long article, you should be able to make it interesting.
Therefore, take care of visual support.
A long, continuous text may be read for a bit and maybe saved for later.
But if you put all that effort into a detailed explanation as a writer, you hope that your readers will read your article.


Where do you get that visual support?

You can, of course, for your pictures worry, but that does not have to be at all.
On the Internet you can find several sites where you can free photo material can download.
Pixabay is very well known, but if you want some more professional photos, you can also Unsplash take a look.
On both sites, you can use a targeted search term find the photo you need.
On Hp the time you can free works of art obtaining.
Also the Rijksmuseum offers a whole range of free artworks.
Freepik also has a lot of.

You are free to use them and can also edit them with editing programs, as Canva .
(My personal favorite!)

But visual support is more than a photo.
A graph can bring a lot of clarification.
Also for this there are free programs , such as lucidchart .

Through the tile below you will see a video explaining how the tool works step by step!

Furthermore, you also have LocalFocus .
And if you want to pay, you can make really extensive, own, movable things.
Just enter some search terms on the internet and you'll find providers enough.

In addition to diagrams and photos, videos with clarification, or just to alternate the boring reading, also an interesting way to keep your reader captivating.
You can take those videos from the well-known YouTube platform (link to the video itself) or simply add your own Yors video.
But also with regard to this kind of visualization, you can click free websites rightly, such as Coverr .
Here you may as well enter your search term to find your material.
The videos are downloadable and free to edit for own videos.

They also have some beautiful slow motion movies on it, which are certainly a nice support for a lot of articles.

An example of such a Coverr movie:

So you really don't have to make everything yourself and invent.
If there is professional equipment available and you are not very handy with a camera, or do not possess the right material, someone else will offer it somewhere.
Just go to the trouble of looking for a little while..

Once you're skilled, you can even animated videos render.
For example, this can be done with the Vyond .

Another interesting addition to your longread article is audio.
Also for this you will find tools on the Internet, such as Melody Loops (royalty-free music) or Audacity .

Where to find an example of a real longread?

A very nice example of a real longread with the addition of visualization is the story from the New York Times , titled 'Snow Fall'.
The article is about an avalanche that took place in the state of Washington, in February 2012, and was written by John Branch .
It won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013.

You can find the whole article here: https://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/index.html#/?part=tunnel-creek

Or if you want to watch it on YouTube:

Also interesting for those who want to work on their blogs: