February 2, 2023

Matt Gemmell and Writing Less


Write less, and be at peace with it. Itโ€™s your site, and your rules. Blogs were originally a kind of diary, and they were mostly repositories of short pieces, not huge articles. Itโ€™s an absolute fallacy that longer works are better, or more valuable; indeed, shorter pieces are more likely to be read and digested, which intrinsically increases their value.

Fewer words are fine. Social-length posts are fine. Link blogs are fine. You get to keep your own output, where you want it, and the form it takes is entirely up to you.

Other day of the spectrum. Useful to hear since after two days into my February write everyday challenge, I already missed almost two days.


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