Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Economy of My Words

In the past I’ve had quite a few comments about the brevity of my posts.

Some of my posts are as short as 60 words and a few are close to 200 words.

In the world of business I had to subscribe to, “tell them what you’re going to tell them’. Period. End of Sentence. This is a good philosophy and I appreciate it, particularly because social networking has limited our ability to go on and on and on.

I also try to make each word count because I’m humbled that you take the time to read my little blog.

So thank you again for visiting TVs Take. My words and I appreciate you and your words immensely.

How would you describe your writing style and where did you learn it?

20 comments:

  1. Such a tough question! I really got turned on to writing in the 5th grade. My style? I definitely have one and it would take me at least 500 words to describe it!

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  2. I love your posts! They are to the point and they provoke such pondering in your readers. Often your readers will be left still thinking about your posts and questions long after leaving the blog. That makes a great writer my friend! have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  3. I like your little bites of wisdom! Not sure where I learned my writing style. I probably need to make my posts shorter...

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  4. I agree with mama hen! I think visiting your blog is a great chance for me to chew on something and then hash it out in a comment. It's fun and refreshing! I think my writing style varies widely depending on what I am posting about since I cover so many different things and depending on my mood....yup, that effects how I write too. lol. I write with humorous undertones sometimes and other times I can be quite serious. I'm all over the place I guess. hmmm...see, something to think about!

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  5. I think bloggers have to be brief with their words, otherwise, no one will read. It's the medium - blogs don't lend themselves to long articles. Or is it a reflection of our can't-sit-still and instant gratification lifestyle? Either way, less is more.

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  6. I love your post, they are packed full of wisdom in a quick easy read. I am more of a picture person on my blog, so my writing is random. But I agree in the blog world it does need to be short and sweet or people don't follow.

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  7. Your posts are great! There to the point but so important. Little nuggets to make us think and help us grow! My writing style is definitely more wordy which is how I am in real life! I write how I would want to speak if I took the time to think first... lol.

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  8. I love your writing style. You remind me of hubs - when he was in grad school he used to loathe writing papers with minimums, because he claimed he could say what he needed to say in 2 paragraphs but then had to figure out how to drag that out for 10 pages! LOL Obviously, I suffer from the opposite issue, and tend to want to include every.single.detail. I love words and want to use them all! It takes all kinds for sure - but I do love coming to your blog because I know you'll make me think all day about what took me 15 seconds to read. That's a gift my friend!

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  9. first of all, LOVE your posts! SO good and thoughtful, makes us all THINK :) I love that. I learned my style of writing in college, before changing my degree to Health, I was journalism and wrote for the college newspaper, so I've always loved writing, but found that writing about family, and a healthy way of life are what really get me excited and passionate these days :)

    THANKS FOR YOUR WORDS, I enjoy reading EVERY, SINGLE post!

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  10. Your posts always cause me to pause for a minute and think. I like that. And while I'm thinking, I get to enjoy some good tunes.

    Rarely do we take time out to stop and think. Thanks for giving us all that break in this hurried world.

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  11. Oh.. my writing style? I don't think I have a style. I use my blog as a way to express myself, I feel better after I write. I get some random ideas and just.... gooo.

    LOL

    See.. I even do it in quotes. LOL

    Always love your posts!

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  12. I think it's funny someone would address the length of your posts! But I'm too a believer that concise is the way to go. There's a time and place for it all though; some posts do need more description. It's all in your desire for the post. I think you always do a great job! =)

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  13. TV, you're one of a kind in your writing style. Like everyone else here, I love your posts! You have the unique ability to cause people to think deeply with so few words. It's amazing to me. My style varies and I don't consider myself a writer, just someone who has feelings to express and hopefully others can connect with me :)

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  14. Just saying hi! Hope you are having a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  15. I love the short posts. Very rarely do I write a lot on my blog either. I much prefer short, sweet and too the point. Keep up the great work!

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  16. I'm an English major, so I tend to be long winded, but I'm getting better. I agree short and concise is the way to go. Plus, your blog is unique because it's often pointed to us and our opinions. Love it!

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  17. My freshman English professor in college told me my writing was full of "youthful exuberance." I took that as a compliment, although I don't think she meant it that way.

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  18. My writing style depends on the recipient of the message :) I like your short posts. It's not the quantity, it's the quality!

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  19. I love your blog and how concise you are! I am not...I'm a gusher and an emotional writer. I've always been that way...guess I just write the way I feel.

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  20. I like this a lot!! Especially in light of my recent frustration with my "friend" blog. My writing style is very personal. I write exactly how I talk or feel at any given moment. I rarely censor my words. I write because I love it and it helps me to put things into perspective. It's just a bonus that people read it!! Unrelated, but I love your music. Have a good day!

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