I’m constantly reading how busy everyone is and how attention span these days is incredibly short. It seems that the 140 characters of Twitter is about the optimum limit if one were to believe this.
What’s your feel about word counts in blog posts? Are you drawn towards writing/reading very short ones? Do you run from long posts and I don’t mean ‘long-winded’ here.
What has me wondering all the more about this supposed short attention span is the number of people who are writing books. Have people got the time and/or attention span to read books these days or do they just speed read them or just read reviews?
I can’t resist a few quotes about brevity:
It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. ~Robert Southey
If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. ~David Belasco