Category Archives: *writing

Effective Practices For Getting Readers To Return To Your Blog

The best way to get your visitors to return to your blog is to reward them with your writing. All the available social networks and blog marketing tools will do little to increase return visits to your blogs unless you … Continue reading

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Blogging: Keep ’em coming back for more!

The best way to get your visitors to return to your blog is to reward them with your writing. All the available social networks and blog marketing tools will do little to increase return visits to your blogs unless you … Continue reading

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Words: mixed up meanings

English has got to be one of the toughest languages to learn. Even our exceptions to the rules have exceptions. Here are some of my recent mental meanderings on mixed up meanings. Confusing homophones 1.                  This bimonthly publication comes out … Continue reading

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Just for today, let’s embrace the cliché – word game

A cliché and is an expression that at its birth was both original and clever. But clever expressions spread like wildfire (I couldn’t resist that one!), and over the passage of time such expressions become trite and overused. Readers often see clichés as signs of laziness and/or lack of creativity. http://robsmegaphone.com/2008/02/21/layers-of-revision/

But just for today, let’s embrace the cliché.
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Eight Interesting Words

 How many words are in your vocabulary? The average high school graduate is said to know about 10,000 words. The average 4-year college graduate is said to know about 20,000 words. Do you have room for any more words in … Continue reading

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Word Power (deep links post)

When you stop and think about it, words are pretty darn important. They are symbols for our ideas which we code into a form that others can understand. With differences in language, culture, experiences, and education, it is a wonder … Continue reading

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Twelve Interesting Words

Twelve Interesting Words  How many words are in your vocabulary? The average high school graduate is said to know about 10,000 words. The average 4-year college graduate is said to know about 20,000 words. Do you have room for any more … Continue reading

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Check out One Cool Post

I loved this post from One Cool Site. Please have a look on how to become a better blogger. This post (part 4) deals with the essentials of branding, organizations, content, and seo elements. I use this blog often for … Continue reading

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Eleven Interesting Words

 How many words are in your vocabulary? The average high school graduate is said to know about 10,000 words. The average 4-year college graduate is said to know about 20,000 words. Do you have room for any more words in … Continue reading

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The left-handed ceramic tile cutter of writing

In the back of the top shelf of your writing toolbox, sits three writing tools that often get dusty due to neglect. This post is meant to a stepladder to help reach these tools to prepare them for more frequent use. If you’re … Continue reading

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An exercise in brevity

Brevity is an important goal in online writing. Longer posts can be intimidating. Many visitors will only scan long posts at best. The theory is that online readers have relatively short attention spans. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general I … Continue reading

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We all know they exist, but we do not speak their names

We all know they exist, but we don’t speak of them. They are used everyday, but we dare not say them aloud. Their very existence requires us to be silent. And we comply without question. Most of them have no … Continue reading

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Howdy Pop!

I had two hours with very little to do this morning because today I was a (insert dramatic music)  volunteer test proctor. My job was to ensure that standardized testing procedures were effectively carried out.  My slight smile was the only … Continue reading

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