Monday Musings: Shorter, Faster, Cheaper
So at the end of Friday’s entry, I asked if you noticed something different about the last week’s entries. And what you might have noticed is that last week I really tried to keep my entries shorter than before. Sure, some entries before were short (like the “Long and Short of It” one) before, but others were very long, especially the March Madness-style tourney ones.
In reading some other Crusader blogs, I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t put nearly so much effort into their blogs as I try to do on mine. A lot of people it seems just do some challenge or prompt from another blog. They aren’t busting their heads open trying to compose lengthy posts (diatribes, rants, ravings) about writing/reading issues. And they get more comments and views then I get! Maybe because I’m not doing enough blogfests or because I’m a grumpy bulldog. Probably both.
Also, in reading other blogs, I don’t really like reading entries that go on for too long. A lot of them I read while slacking off at work, so I don’t want to spend a half hour on an entry. This is why I stopped reading Tuesday Morning Quarterback on ESPN, because I didn’t have 45 minutes to read one column, especially when it says a lot of the same stuff year after year. (Yeah, yeah, they promote XMas earlier every year. I GET IT ALREADY!!!)
So from now on I’m trying to keep it under 500 words. That means less rambling from me and gives you more time to look at other blogs. Winning all around!
Wednesday I’m poaching an entry from The Best of Everything…