Edit - from the Latin edo, editus - "bring forth; bring about.”
When we say the word 'edit', the meaning is taken to suggest "taking away' or 'whittling down', and that's true when it comes to writing. Editing in a blogging contexts means taking out the parts that don't quite scan, refining the whole, and preparing the article so it will present a coherent, cohesive message.
, adding the original meaning of 'bringing (something) forth" , a slightly different angle reveals itself. Refining means removing the extraneous parts to reveal the essential structure beneath. For instance, paring down an article to remove filler, awkward sentences and unrelated ideas helps make the core message clearer by bringing it out from under all that obscuring material.
Editing, in nearly all contexts, makes it easier to get a bead on things.
Clutter --mental or physical --doesn't get in the way of vision, and you can focus better on fewer items. When life today seems to be on a perpetual treadmill chasing after just-this-one-more-thing-to-do-right-NOW
, rendering things to their cleanest, simplest forms can help you find a sense of balance, control and even gratitude in your life.
Editing and blogging
Blogging is textual sharing, and as can happen with any kind of sharing, things can get in the way: irrelevant details, awkward sentence construction or run-on sentences, etc. Editing is refining the message so you end with the best presentation you can have: the message exactly as you want to say it. You present knowledge into linked concepts-- specially crafted passages that act like bullets aimed right at eliminating problems, or resolving issues, or stating a particular call to action. Editing as a practice leads to precision sniping, and leading away from a scatter-shot approach, helps get the message delivered every time.