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When I’m writing a blog post, I often ramble on and before I know it, the post draft is pushing 1000 words.
That’s a lot of words for this blog considering my aim is to keep the posts short – 400 words +/-.
Although all of the writing does help me to get to the final message, those excess words may only sound like babbling to you.
Hence, when I edit, I’m brutal.
Most people think what happens in their life is pretty important. After all, it’s what they’re living.
For some, it’s baby steps toward a brighter future. For others, they may have slayed a demon. And yet for a few, their blog may be the only place where they feel they’re being heard. Word counts may not even be a consideration.
People want to share. People want to be heard.
Their story matters. At least to them.
And their hope may be it matters to others as well.
But…do others really care?
Or will they see it as a blogger rambling on?
I’ve read comments from both camps. Some will say, “get to the point”, “brevity rules”, whereas others thoroughly enjoy the story from beginning to end.
Both opinions have merit.
What say you?
1) What title would you pick for this post?
2) Do you think bloggers are writing too much?