The numbers of words are not as important as the impact of words on readers
The sizes of posts, or number of words contained in them, are not as important as the impact of words on readers’ thoughts. The quality of one’s vocabulary does not depend on size of content, or number of words used; rather, it depends on the effects the words, sentences and phrases have on readers’ thoughts!
And don’t get it wrong: there’s nothing wrong with creating content that has too many words. On the other hand, the numbers of words are not as valuable as the impact that words have on readers and their thoughts.
Humans don’t think using words; they think using pictures or images
Words are raw materials for processing thoughts. Whenever words are read, spoken, or assimilated, the mind automatically converts them into pictures or images, which are the things it actually works with best.
Each word, phrase, and sentence creates a different picture. The pictures in the mind vary according to the types of words used to make descriptions.
Whenever we speak or write, we project movies in the minds of listeners or readers, and the words we use determine how listeners or readers react.
Supposing you tell someone: “I feel sad to inform you that you will continue to fail.” What do you think the person will visualize in their mind? They would see continuous defeat and disappointment because of the word “fail”. On the other hand, if you tell someone the opposite, they will visualize continuous success and accomplishment.
Or, if you tell your friends: “we are going to incur a huge debt”, they will certainly see money disappearing; but if you say: “we are going to make a huge profit”, they will certainly visualize money coming in.
The point is this: the types of words used, and how they are placed, creates an impact on listeners and readers. And impactful posts create resonating pictures that linger on in the minds of listeners or readers.
Articles/posts that drive home messages contain words, sentences and phrases that have been aligned in ways that produce clear mental images which allow free-flowing thoughts without obstruction.
In order to buttress points more clearly, we will use phrases that create different pictures or impressions—either positive or negative. As you read them, ask yourself what picture you see: “What picture do I see?”
1. Negative picture: There’s no need to try again; you will never succeed.
Positive picture: If you failed in the past, keep trying with different approaches; you can still succeed.
2. Negative picture: If you studied mathematics and failed the exam, there’s no need to study it again because you won’t pass.
Positive picture: If you studied mathematics and failed, you can still pass the exam if you study harder.
3. Negative picture: If you go there, you will lose confidence and be preoccupied with fear.
Positive picture: If you always meditate positively before going there, you can still build confidence and conquer all fears.
4. Negative picture: Because you are not well educated, you will never acquire the qualities of a real leader.
Positive picture: Although you are not well educated, if you are good and believe in yourself, you will acquire the type of leadership qualities that the world loves.
5. Negative picture: He always offers the best services, but will never become great.
Positive picture: If he keeps on offering the best services, he will become great.
6. Negative picture: Because nobody ever made it in the past, you will never make it.
Positive picture: Although nobody ever made it in the past, one person’s impossibility is still another person’s possibility; you can still make it.
7. Negative picture: The past is gone; there’s nothing to learn from it.
Positive picture: Although the past is gone, there are motivating insights you can still learn from past experiences.
8. Negative picture: There is no way you can move forward and upward because of your background.
Positive picture: If you are diligent, work hard and have belief, regardless of your background, you will move forward and upward ever, backward never.
9. Negative picture: No matter how strong your faith is, it will never alter that.
Positive picture: Although it may be difficult to alter that, your faith could still be strong enough to alter any of today’s facts.
10. Negative picture: You are old; your best days are out of reach.
Positive picture: Although you are old, your best days are still ahead of you.
Any time there is an opportunity to create content, articles or posts, use words, phrases and sentences in ways that won’t wear peoples’ thinking out, and cut them down.
This doesn’t mean the negative side of life shouldn’t be discussed; it just means that the words shouldn’t be used in ways that will hinder the fluidity of pictures or images, and obstruct peoples’ free flow of thinking. Also, it could be of good service to people if content is written in ways that won’t make people hopeless, and cut them down.
Words and the visualizations they create, can either be dull and boring, or bright and entertaining—and they make people react accordingly.