In his 1855 poem, “Andrea del Sarto,” Robert Browning coined the now-popular phase that less is more.
This idea is best explained through pictures. For instance, I could write an essay about limes, but isn’t a picture more meaningful and contextual?
The same idea applies to blog posts. I could write on and on — but what’s the point? If I can say what needs to be said in as few words as possible, isn’t that easier to comprehend?
Generate more quality with less quantity.
Pictures are meaningful because they convey 1,000 words.
Ironically, Browning’s poem is long. Here is the relevant passage:
No sketches first, no studies, that’s long past:
I do what many dream of, all their lives,
–Dream? strive to do, and agonize to do,
And fail in doing. I could count twenty such
On twice your fingers, and not leave this town,
Who strive–you don’t know how the others strive
To paint a little thing like that you smeared
Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,–
Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says,
(I know his name, no matter)–so much less!
Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.