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  •  Look, Internet publishing is different (0+ / 0-)

    I'm in the field. Really.

    There are articles that are 10 years old that document that reading online is different. To wit, harder to read on screen than print in book. HARDER, in case that didn't stand out.

    One solution is a new fix: Shorter paragraphs.

    Another is: A blank line between every paragraph.

    Your writing is never going to be understood by anyone who isn't intelligent. Intelligent people are going to follow your points from one paragraph to the next. They do that all day, every day.

    You saying, "I know it many times makes the reading harder..." is saying that you don't care about the reader. If you don't, why publish?

    Either you want people to grasp your ideas, or you don't -- which is it?

    It is a normal reaction to look at the way you have the print on the page, think, "I'm not going to bother to decipher this," and move on. Frankly, I do, and I read books and online articles that are dense.

    Look around online. There's a new convention in use, everywhere, and, again, it's for good reason. Why not join in?

    Be good to each other. It matters.

    by AllisonInSeattle on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 02:12:34 PM PDT

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