Short form vs long form

Again about the previous post:

I think short form content has been unfairly demonised and long form overly romanticised

A better way to think about this is:

Long form helps you think / find out what you’re trying to say.

Short form helps you get the points across.

(This frame applies to both reading & writing long and short form. Think of it as both feeding/consuming x creating/producing).

When you consider that writing (and more broadly: externalising your thoughts) has couple of functions:

  1. internally: to think and to express
  2. externally: to change the inner state of the recipients (for them to know, do, or feel something)

Then long form and short form are not at odds with each other. They are well justified and appropriate for each of their own specific purposes.

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