Don’t go scurrying off to Urban Dictionary if you don’t know this one. It’s “too long, did not read.” And it is the scourge of bloggers everywhere.
Bloggers like to write, and often have some really interesting things to say. Not all of those things will fit on an 3×5 card, or even allow you to read without scrolling. Brevity is the soul of wit, or something like that, but sometimes it takes time to introduce, develop and deliver a point. I try to read a lot of posts each day, but I struggle to get through some of the long ones. I blame Headline News for conditioning me to live in the world of factoids instead of investigative journalism.
Here’s the bad news. Those long posts? They are usually the ones you really need to read. Very little of value is said in 50 words or less. So get used to it. The world would be a better place if people had longer attention spans, anyway.
And in the interest of said brevity, that’s all I have to say about that.