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Yet again, I find myself conforming. Adapting as a reader.

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  1. The Problem

I’ve always considered myself a patient reader. In the old days, before digital books came out, I almost always finished reading a book once I started. Now there are so many digital books out there, if one doesn’t suit my expectation or mood at the moment, I move on to another story. There are dozens more waiting in the files.

  1. The Reason

When I began blogging, I found the unique challenge of concentrating my exposition to roughly 300 words at a time, just so it wouldn’t get too long and boring. (My interviews are always longer, though.) Now I see a blog and scan it for numbers or bullet points. The easy way of grabbing the highlights instead of in-depth reading. The shorter, the more succinct, the better.

I know the main reason: way too much content for my brain to consume. And from that comes the practice of “reading triage.” Can’t read it all. Pick the best, the simplest to take in.

  1. The Response

So, I’ve started to do the same in my missives. Make it short, make it worthwhile, make it memorable. It’s just the way of today. Happy reading!

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