Show, don’t tell

The old adage in novel writing that it is better to describe situations and action than it is to tell people what is happening and what they should think about it, applies just as much to blogging.

As I get older I have less and less interest in experts telling me how I should live my life. But hearing other people talk about the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them is fascinating and useful.

I have always maintained that my blog posts are more often memos to self than they are instructions to other people, and I aspire more to describing the world as I see it in ways that might pique your interest than telling anyone else what they should do or think!

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