another aspect of minimalist tone for me is trying not to be dramatic. whenever i feel embarrassed of my older writings, it is usually because i was being very dramatic. my minimalist tone on my blog was partly an effort to be less dramatic.
just making statements allows you to convey things like your beliefs, or tell a story, without being obsessive or dogmatic. it is just there, and it seems accurate because it is just the fact and nothing else, and it feels like you are less worked up about it"