Why use 10 words when 2 will do?


Brevity quote“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal. Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum? This is a very interesting daily post.

I write like I like to read. I think. Long words blogs tend to put me off, specially if they aren’t chunked down by headlines or such like. I like structure. It needs to be clear in its presentation as well as content. I like subheadings. It enables me to skim read easier. I like to skim read. This is easier if the writer has been succinct. I have written masters level research, I have written articles with a word limit of 400. I am flexible, but it am still succinct. I haven’t time to waste time (or words).

So, I write like I want to see blogs written. I am succinct, I reference through links but you can read them if you want – I don’t need to spell it out for you.

I try to stick to 800 words or less. Anything longer I split over few blogs and make it a series.

Nope, I don’t think I suffer from verbosity.

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