When do you seperate your paragraphs?

@Sheepie (3118)
United States
November 20, 2008 8:28pm CST
I notice that I have a tendency, when writing more than a few lines, to cluster everything I write together. Then, when I notice that I have one huge text block, I then separate it into smaller chucks of paragraphs. I notice that this increases the likelihood of someone reading it and responding. It is so tiring to have to read a huge block of text, it is much easier on the eyes when it is smaller parts. But do you do it while you are typing or after you finished the whole thing? Or do you simply not separate it?
7 responses
@Anne18 (11034)
26 Nov 08
I tend to seperate the paragraphs as I go along, its also clearer for me to see what I have wriiteen
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Nov 08
If I think there is a valid reason to separate my words into paragraphs I do it while I am typing
@balasri (26549)
• India
21 Nov 08
I do tend to desperate my responses into para depending on the different points it implies.But I am too tired to make lengthy responses.All my responses are curt and to the point.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
21 Nov 08
You're supposed to make a new paragraph when you change the subject or introduce a new element to the discussion, I think. That's usually when I make a new paragraph. If people type the equivalent of 5-10 paragraphs without separating them, I just don't read the post. I don't have time to wade through something like that, sorry. Many people haven't been taught about paragraph rules and don't realize how difficult it is to read that many words that are unorganized.
@candytang (341)
• China
21 Nov 08
That's a habit ,and I really do it like that everytime.I don't like the huge block without any seperate paragrahs .It's hard to read and we all sometimes the different paragraphs may reflect different meaning .I think this is the same as a long sentence without comma ,everytime when I run aross this long sentence ,it's really brother me ,and I find difficult to understand .
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
21 Nov 08
Yep, I definitely use paragraphs - otherwise it's hard for people to plough through. Plus, if you're reading something in a large block, it's difficult to find your place again if you have to leave it for a while.
21 Nov 08
Hi Sheepie, I don't often have long disucssion to have paragraphs, but if I do I would probably seperate it. Tamara