Terrific piece! I found this piece enormously helpful. Although I’ve come across these tips elsewhere over the years, I really appreciate the way you brought them all together and applied them to article writing.

Thanks for including the quote from Ev Williams. In a scroll-through reader-universe where “should I stay or should I go” is answered within 5–7 seconds, choosing to spend time with a piece is both telling and meaningful.

I was delighted to spend all 8 minutes with this valuable story! Thanks for writing it.

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