Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Blogging

Do You Know Your Blog’s Readability Score?

As part of the Yoast plugin I use on WordPress, I'm given my post's readability score so that I can gauge how easy my content is for readers like you to process. All of us who produce content should want to make that content as enjoyable as possible. One way...
Grammar

Why I Never Participated in NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, the abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, occurs every November. It completely slipped my mind that National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, happens this month. With everything else going on, I'd actually allowed myself to forget that it even existed. It was fairly easy to do because...
Blogging

How Does a Blogger Find His Writer’s Voice?

A writer’s voice is the writer’s individual style of combining vocabulary, syntax, diction, punctuation, structure, angles, approach, and various other storytelling techniques to convey his thoughts. When it comes to finding one’s writer’s voice, how does a blogger do it? There’s really only one way: to write. Often. And as...
Blogging

How Long Does it Take to Write a Blog Post?

I'm always amazed when I hear a group of bloggers respond to the very simple question, "How long does it take to write a blog post?" Recently, I watched a Twitter chat in which a sidebar discussion focused on the amount of time a "typical" blog post required. Some of...
Entertainment

Harper Lee’s 2nd Novel isn’t Really Her Second

The much-talked about second novel from author Harper Lee, who gave us To Kill a Mockingbird 55 years ago isn't actually her second novel: it was the first! A controversy continues brewing about the so-called second novel from Harper Lee, which is scheduled to hit bookstores some time this year....
Blogging

10 More Things Every Blog Should Have: My Thoughts

Last week’s edition of the TXBloggers weekly Twitter chat focused on the second half of “20 Things Every Blog Must Have”, and this post is written in response to that list. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the first 10 things every blog should have, according to TXBloggers Twitter chat...
Blogging

Should You Write Your Blog Posts Outside Your Blog?

During Sunday’s #Blogchat, an interesting topic came up in the “open mic” discussion: where do you write your blog posts, in your blogging platform, on other software or in notebooks by longhand? Casey Palmer mentioned that he prefers to write his posts by longhand in Moleskine notebooks. Moleskine is an Italian...
Blogging

Why I Don’t Do Word Counts

When you gather a group of bloggers together and start talking about advice for others, sooner or later, the topic of word counts always comes up. And there’s always a handful of people who have exactly the right numbers for everyone. I don’t do word counts.
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