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Don’t try to impress me with your writing

I love to write

I am a terrible writer.

I use curse words. My paragraphs are two sentences. I almost always miss typos and grammar errors.

Still, for all my flaws, I hate how you write.

You try to impress complete strangers. You take too long to get to the point. Your Facebook posts are longer than War and Peace. You try to use long words to sound smarter than you are.

Ugh.

We live in a world of constant content. We birth millions of ideas, only to let them die within an instant.

Quality has fallen by the wayside for quantity. The only thing we can hope for is the serendipity that a post, an image or a video catches on.

That’s not to stop you from writing long content. Maybe you want that word to contain a few extra syllables. But what’s stopping you from sharing that one good idea right now?

Don’t let yourself get caught up in the intricacies of an idea and examples.

Write like nobody is reading.

Just push publish.

One Response to Don’t try to impress me with your writing

  1. SusanM June 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    I resonate with that. People who comment also seem to get caught up in how to express themselves and will echo others using trendy lingo – sometimes inaccurately. Of course those who comment are often themselves bloggers.