Why you need to outline and edit your blog posts

I often write in a prolific burst when starting a post, rushing to get the thoughts out of my head and onto the screen. But, in looking back over many old posts at ThoughtStorm  or rickcolosimo.com, I see that I have sometimes, or often, failed to edit them as well as I could have.

The bad expositor may, and often does, provide an impressive volume of published work. It may contain a valuable record of profound thinking. But yet it will fail to be very effective.

–Reginald O. Kapp, The Presentation of Technical Information 5 (1948; repr. 1957). 

So here’s to a new habit for a new year!


HT, once again, to Bryan Garner.