You may not believe that I had to check if the title of this post is ‘correct English’. Informal parlance has seeped through my English-speaking subconscious, so much that I can’t tell the difference these days.
I thought to myself, “shouldn’t it be ‘cut short long stories’?”. I found out that it is actually an idiom.
‘To cut a long story short’
Cutting long stories short will guide the way I publish blog posts from now on. For a long time it was about traffic, authority, evergreen content and many other things I didn’t need. Reading ‘successful bloggers’ in areas of my interests didn’t help maintain focus.
While I have come to terms with not being able to post frequently, this settles the constant internal conflict of blog post worthiness. The most surprising realisation is that I recently learnt a lot from a very short article. The brevity of the article I read helped to quell wandering thoughts and alternative angles of perception and understanding.
Short and mighty.
Short and powerful.
Let’s toast to a new season of blogging without word count obsession.