The purpose of language is to convey information.
Information is ideally transferred as clearly and briefly as possible — adding noise only confuses the receiver.
On Writing Well
This point is emphasized by William Zinsser in On Writing Well.
“Writing improves in direct ratio to the things we can keep out of it that shouldn’t be there.”
Zinsser suggests we say now instead of at this point in time. That we face our problems rather than facing up to them. That we refer to our feelings when discussing our personal feelings.
I’ll try to keep these principles in mind when writing these blog posts.