BASICS: PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE | nationalsalvation.net
Someone wrote me:
"I really like your posts. Could you please use paragraph structure though? Thanks."
Since the entry qualification for Bob's Blog is that you have outgrown your college education, whether you had one or not, I am stuck with a lot of EDUCATED people here.
So a lot of you may have noticed that my paragraph structure is pure anarchy.
So let me assure you there is a reason for this. I am open to disagreement.
Here was my reply to, "Could you please use paragraph structure though? Thanks."
Richard Viguerie made a fortune on direct mail before everybody else ( See my 1982 book) copied him.
He did statistical tests, and found that long paragraph structure does not WORK.
Not from the critical point of view, but from the plebian point of view of getting people to READ it.
Correct paragraph structure is technically correct according to those who make the rules.
But back on Planet Earth people find it BORING.
Hemingway was also criticized for his unscientific paragraphs, but he never gave them up and his stuff sold pretty well.