I read a pile of blog postings this weekend about how to improve your blogging. There were three articles that I really enjoyed and wanted to share them with you. They are all short, so check them out and benefit from their authors.
First was a post about checking your grammar and spelling. These are simple things, but often over looked. I know that I don’t always catch typos and poor grammar, but I do try. Here is a great quote from the post.
In the online world, all people really have to go on is what you present to them in your writing.
Jump on over and read what else Kev has to say on the subject.
Secondly is a post along the same lines with 10 great tips on proper grammar. The particular one that I liked was number 4:
Slang. As tempting as it is to write as you speak, even with the idea of appealing to a certain audience, slang is clunky to read, tends to reduce your assumed authority on a topic and may alienate more people than it attracts on the basis that they have no idea what youâ€™re talking about.
And finally, I read a post on what your readers do and don’t need to know about you. There is certainly some personal information you want to share and some you want to keep personal. Here is the summary statement, but be sure to read the whole article.
Sharing your house address can be deadly, sharing your phone number is not advisable, sharing your photo is alright, and sharing your email and real name is recommended.
Please leave a comment at their blog postings if these were helpful to you.
13 thoughts on “Great writing tips”
Thanks for the mention! I’m glad you enjoyed my article and found it helpful. My primary goal when I write is to make the reader laugh (hopefully my article accomplished that as well), but passing on helpful info to them from time to time is definitely a plus.
Thanks for mentioning my article. Great that you found it useful, and I hope your readers enjoy also. Cheers!
“First was an post about checking your grammar and spelling.” 🙂 Not a gotcha, just wanted to let you know about this little mistake. Feel free to delete my comment after you fix it. I definitely understand about typos.
It was a good article. Yours was the first one I read which made me think that I should put together a list of good ones.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
I think they will enjoy it. I now hope some of my fellow blogging friends will read it and put some of this to use.
Yikes! I will leave your comment for the comedy of my mistake. But I did fix the post. Thanks for the pointer.
Thanks for the mention! I am glad you found my post useful 🙂
I appreciate you writing it and coming over to visit us!
Very helpful… and you didn’t even quote me!
So wish that I would check my spelling and grammar more often, but if I did as much as I would like, I would post about once a month. *sigh*
I was trying to avoid pointing my finger at anyone in particular. 🙂
The articles mentioned were somewhat amusing. I also know that checking your spelling and proper use of grammar is as easy as checking a few boxes in Word. Yet, I still find myself editing my own posts to remove gibberish.
Thanks for the insight,