A mini-rant about footnotes in my own writing style

The below is a footnote from a post about my Android home screen

Oh god, including this that’s seven footnotes. SEVEN! Why do I need so many damn footnotes in the first place? Why can’t I be one of those writers whose brain does not go off at tangents and they can fit what they need to say in the main body of the text? I blame Terry Pratchett (RIP), his own style is heavily dependent on footnotes and he’s one of my favorite writers. Or Gruber over at DF who I also really admired when I started taking web writing seriously.

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