I'm going to cut every post in half
I recently read a post by Steven Pressfield (author of The War of Art) called The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned.
The main takeaway? Nobody wants to read your sh*t.
So, starting with this post, I'm going to edit all my posts down to half length (yes, half) after I finish writing them.
I expect this to achieve three things.
- My writing will deliver more value in return for time spent reading it.
- My first drafts will become more concise.
- I'll think about my topics more in the process of deciding what to cut.
I stated earlier in this blog that the point of this blog is to learn to think better. And that's still true. But if I'm going to spend so much time writing, I might as well try to get better at that too!