I think blog readers have a shorter attention span, so it behooves one’s readership to remember this.
I went back and read some oldies and boy, did they need editing. No wonder only three people read them since, who has the time?
But I remind myself, it’s all a part of the learning process, to omit needless words, as Stephen King says, taken from the classic book, Elements of Style.
One of my favorite blogs is Patricia’s Place because she has the gift of clean and spare, as if each word she pens is delicately placed on the page without too much fuss or fanfare.
She selects and polishes, shaves and shapes, like an expert barber snipping split ends.
Of course it looks easier than it is, whittling words, but it inspires me to do the same, or at least try to pare down what it is I’m trying to say.
The definition of brevity…concise and exact use of words in writing or speech.
The economy of language…succinct, crisp, short and sweet.
A talent for pithiness getting your point across clearly, without dressing it up like a woman wearing too many pearls.
Quality over quantity penned in ones humble truth, is certainly the writer I aspire to be.
Like Patricia… 🙂