I am a changed¹ blogger.
My writing style just isn’t what it used to be. It seems to be related to my attitude-shift towards greater efficiency with words. Probably an evidence of this is my renewed interest in poetry: one of my favourite parts was squeezing every single word dry.
Looking back, there was a tendency in academia to reward a multiplicity of words – so long as you said something with them, you got away with having as many as you liked, whereas a short-but-ingenious attempt was unlikely to get the credit it deserved. Survival strategy therefore involved one beady eye on the word-counter.
So, to blogging… I’ve got good at havering over every single last related tangent of a discussion, but even I no longer relish it like I used to. I never consciously changed my style to fit my new readership at work, but I can see my style becoming more streamlined as I become increasingly trained as a corporate cog.
I guess this is a good thing.
There’s kindof only a slight nostalgic twinge looking back at my old favourite “scrollable” posts”.
At least… I was *aiming* to be shorter! :-O *looks with dismay at the scrollbar*
¹ok, ok… Before you ask, this isn’t some feeble attempt at an excuse for my laxness recently – ‘cos there isn’t one. I’m just rubbish! (its what I do best 😀 )