Even being aware of this and actively trying to avoid it, I’m sure I still make this mistake all of the time.

If someone’s been driven to Google something you’ve written, they’re stuck. Being stuck is, to one degree or another, upsetting and annoying. So try not to make them feel worse by telling them how straightforward they should be finding it. It gets in the way of them learning what you want them to learn.

Pretty sure it can’t be said enough. Hopefully this is a reminder that sticks and helps me remember to trim all that garbage out of my writing.