Is it difficult to write 200 words? The difficulty is relative. It's not difficult at all compared to writing 200 characters! Writing 200 characters is just a size of the tweet, so it's easy to fill this space. However, it's very hard to fill even that amount if you have nothing to say. It's not about the amount, it's about the idea. When you have an idea — you can describe it in 200 characters, in 200 words or in 200 pages. It just depends on how deeply you can think about this idea and explain it. So here is my idea (this paragraph was a warm-up):
On this platform people write posts with at least 200 words in them. They want to become better writers this way, and probably better communicators in general too. However, in the modern world people value brevity. The longer your idea description is, the less is the chance that people are going to read it.
Does it mean that we write more in order to learn to write less? Some people, including me, do! If there was no limit of words to be written here — I would be writing almost nothing, for the sake of brevity. And this way my ideas will stay undisclosed, untold, they would be the ideas that lay on the surface. But when you need to write a certain amount of words, it makes you think more. When you are ready to share your idea with the world, you can strip down the long texts that you wrote to make your writing concise. However, if you didn't write long texts at first, there will be nothing to strip down and publish in the end.
What do you think, @basilesamel @lucjah ?