Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Five Writing Mistakes: And Why Bloggers Should Avoid Them

"5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Writing for the Web"
Tucker Cummings, Blue Glass (November 29, 2010)

"If you are a seasoned blogger or online content writer, this post may be a little basic for you. For others just learning how to maximize their writing on the Internet, however, this post is a solid education in what not to do.

"There are many great writers creating content on the Internet, but even the best writers can falter when it comes to sharing their work online. No matter how talented a writer may be, or how thoroughly they've researched their topic, a seasoned writer can still make rookie mistakes...."

The five mistakes:
  1. Long Paragraphs
  2. Forgetting to Check Your Sources
  3. Tossing Out the Funk and Wagnalls
  4. Starting a Flame War
  5. Missing Great Opportunities
The Lemming would add a sixth mistake: Not reading about those five mistakes. The post is mercifully short, easy to read, and sensible - in my opinion.

Also, again in the Lemming's opinion, a good review - even for someone who's been writing for a while.
A tip of the hat to Steveology, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this post.


Maurice Mitchell said...

*Raises hand* Guilty of all of the above, but the first step is realizing you have a problem. Its amazing what a dramatic effect these five tips can have on your writing. Good list.

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Maurice Mitchell,

Thanks! Like you said, 'the first step' is seeing the issue.

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