Last week one of my favorite blogs (of the non-IF type), Wait But Why, posted an article on Facebook that highlighted them. It was about how in a world heavy on brevity (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), there is still an appreciation and a place for longer format writing. Depth does matter, and their is an audience for it.
Yes, it may be a bit ironic to be sharing this article on a Microblog Monday. However, from time to time, I have read that some in the blogging community wonder if blogging may be fading off or becoming less relevant. I think this article points to no, and it encourages people to keep writing, keep the depth, and keep telling your story or writing about what you are passionate.
On the flip side, I also love Microblog Mondays. It can serve many purposes. It can offer flexibility and give permission for the writer to mix it up or stretch the space. It can foster the habit of writing. It also reminds me of poetry. Poetry seems so powerful to me. Most often in a poem a person can express depth in a condensed way and each of the words seems so carefully chosen. It is not that long essays do not involve the laborious, critical eye of carefully selected words. They involve different skills and I find it more challenging to cut out words (as evidenced by this post).
Depth and power can be found in the long and short. There is room for all kinds of writing.