I’m a reader. I read books, blogs, magazines, websites, etc. Yet, I have thousands of unread items in Google Reader. I only regularly read a handful of blogs despite the number I’ve subscribed to (and indeed, do get value from when I do get around to reading) – and tend to skim read most of it unless I force myself not too.
The thing is, I wonder if the same attitude is being taken to my writings here? Are there frameworks, ideas and examples that I’m sharing that just don’t get digested because they are too long winded?
We are living in an attention economy, but I still think we must take time to slow down to get long term value. Those instances where one sentence changes are life are rare – it is rather the workable actions in a blog post (IMO) that serve to help people, and these often take time to express. As much as I respect Seth Godin, for example, I am reading his blog less and less – but reading his books more and more. Now I know his blog is a large thought-forming ground for his books, but when all those short posts of his are together in a more cohesive format, I feel I get more out of it.
But still, I wonder, how much is too much? At what point does deep content become too deep, too heavy, and non-digestible in this fast food and fast focus age?
I want to hear from you guys – speak – for, lo, I am listening!
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