I keep my writing simple while conveying my thoughts. It is the most effective way that I know. I learnt this from all the people I enjoy reading online. But Derek Sivers has been the most significant influence.
There was a time when I liked to ornament my writing with unnecessary words. A lot of context. Too many adjectives. Metaphors.
I don't do that anymore as it is unwarranted for my kind of #writing. I don't want to pen the most beautiful piece of prose. Or be creative with the use and selection of words. I write to convey my ideas and that needs just clarity. Manu says this while sharing why he feels he is not a writer.
What matters here is not the writing, is the communication. Is the exchange of ideas, and the sharing of experiences.
I relate to this thought. As long as what I want to say is unambiguous, and is understood without trouble by the reader, my goal behind why I write is met. The length of the post or my vernacular does not matter.
I want my writing to sound as I do while I speak. And I don't articulate. I talk.