One of my blog posts got left out. One of my favorites. Then I thought about it and remembered the old advice to writers: "Murder your darlings."
Being a research junkie, I quickly turned up the source: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch wrote it in 1916:
Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.Do yourself a favor. Read the entire essay: On Style. Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1916. On the Art of Writing
Great advice for copywriters, bloggers... or whoever wants their writing to be read.... and acted upon!