When you were in school, you learned a few hundred rules about which words go where and why, and if you wanted to pass, you had to follow those rules religiously.
You learned that a paragraph was a collection of sentences about the same basic idea, and that they started with a topic sentence followed by supporting points.
And you learned that sentences could not start with words like “and” or “but”, and they couldn’t end with a preposition like “to” or “from”, no matter who you were writing to.
But, if you read the last few paragraphs and understood what I was saying, you’ll probably be surprised to notice I broke a bunch of rules writing them, including the fact that my sixth grade English teacher would have forced me to put them all together in one paragraph.
So what’s the difference?
Well, right now, I’m writing for the web.