April 20, 2017

Cutting​ Long Stories Short

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. I was always reading ‘successful bloggers’ in areas of my interests but it didn’t help me 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.

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