I frequently receive comments about the short length of my posts. Often, folks compliment my ability to express ideas in a concise way.
I was never trying to be “brief and brilliant” on my blog. I was just trying to get in and get out; make a decent point and try not to make a spelling mistake.
In the mean time, I’ve adopted the short style as my own. So, how do I do it?
- I focus on one point and one point only. If I am tempted to throw in more points, I just turn the blog into a multi-post series.
- I learn from other bloggers who write short posts. Check out Seth Godin’s blog and Jeff Brooks’ Future Fundraising Now.
- I invest extra time in editing. Writing a short post can take more time than writing a long post.
- And, yes, a tiny pencil helps. I write shorter posts when I physically write instead of type.
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