The Magic Of Shortform Posts

8 reasons I love to write shortform

Burk
Writers’ Blokke

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Some people condemn shortform as not being creative enough or worthy to be a part of Medium. I beg to differ but I do get the arguments. It’s easier to write shortform, yes. It’s faster, indeed. And depending on the style, the quality might be lower than that of long-form content, true.

BUT shortform has many upsides. I’ll give 8 reasons why I love writing shortform posts.

1. Staying in the habit of writing every day

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to write a long post (700+ words let’s say) every day. Shortform is a handy way to sidestep that.

2. Views and earnings

You might not know it, but shortform posts can go viral. And they can earn you almost as much as long posts. I just broke down my earnings in another post.

3. Information-dense

A great shortform post doesn’t lack quality. Quite the opposite. It gets to the point quickly. As a reader, I appreciate that from time to time.

4. A good companion

Shortform posts are an excellent companion to a long story. I’ve said it before, you can easily and effectively promote your

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Burk
Writers’ Blokke

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