Monday, May 8, 2023

I spent most of the day writing.

I often don't know what I think when writing a piece. I can start with one idea morphing into a completely different one. Therefore, it's not important where I start. If the topic is interesting to me in general, if I feel some emotional connection, I can start writing and come up with the final title and scope along the way.

Today I realized that I was cramming two topics in one post. Signs that you are overstuffing your post:

  • You at some point lose the vision what you are writing about. You jump between topics and ideas.
  • You are easily producing too much content. If you are in the middle of writing and the text is already 2000 words long, usually it's a sign that your topic is too broad and you need to focus on a smaller piece.