Spring Clean Your Writing Style

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The season of renewal has arrived! After you scrub your floors, rearrange your tchotchkes, and clear your closet, take some time to spruce up your writing skills. Whether you are a veteran or green to the writing scene, we all need a grammar refresher from time to time. Here are three quick tips for cleaning up your writing style this spring: Modify Misused Words Self-identified grammar nerds are irked when someone mistakes your and you’re or misuses affect and effect, but what about words that aren’t as obviously confusing? Scan your writing to ensure you don’t get tripped up by [Read more…]

It's not too late for blog spring cleaning

At one of my blog networks my channel editor decided that all of the bloggers in the channel should complete some blog spring cleaning. It’s a good plan. I completely cleaned up one blog, and it looks (and feels) much better, and posting runs a little smoother now. My editor’s suggestions included items like: Clearing out your spam cache. Checking said spam for any comments that passed though and vice vs. checking comments for spam. Being sure to have an “About” page in place. Picking up your blogroll – or maybe creating one if you don’t already have one. Adding [Read more…]

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