Loulou's alibi forgot something
The first and most important rule of writing is never tell another person how they should write.
- There is a reason for establishing yourself and your experience on a topic.
- Metaphors and comparisons serve an important purpose.
- Writing about workflow helps to organise one's self and give people an idea of what it's like inside of the mind of the writer.
- Sometimes all that's needed is a little intermission (read: blog post) in one's life and sometimes that's all what is called for, a few brief posts instead of the traditional 400 words or less.
- Actually some of the world's greatest pieces were written only once and as a rough draft.
Yes, all of this creates this magical thing called 'context' and helps the imagination with illustration. Frankly I find your definition of 'writing' very narrow-minded to say the least.
To describe your entire post, I can literally just borrow your own point:
Treating your readers like children only reveals you to be one.
I could have compressed what you said in
3 2 easy points without pissing on anyone else's style of writing:
- Be relevant (stay on-topic)
- Exercise moderation
3. If you can, establish your point without being too negative
The latter I don't really agree with though because then I wouldn't have been able to write this masterpiece to bring you back to reality.
P.S. Backhanded compliments in the form of 'advice' like:
Dogmatic opining is meant for narcissists, that’s not you. You’re the type of intelligent individual who wants to talk about your true expertise, or ignite an interesting conversation, or tell a story.
Do I even need to address just how... ugh, the illogicality of it all. It's painful to read stuff like this.