Transparency in Writing

Transparency is such an overused term – and why not? It means so much and yet not everyone practices it. Merriam-Webster defines transparency as “the state of being free from pretense or deceit.” Interesting, huh? What has this got to do with writing blog entries? A lot! Think about it, when you write for your […]

Complement Your Writing With Visuals

A picture paints a thousand words – and so the cliché goes. Yet no matter how clichéd that line is, it still hold true today. Think about it, go beyond blogs even. When you attend a lecture or a seminar, which presentation keeps you awake longer – one which shows mostly text and numbers or […]

Thriving on Criticism

Criticism is a fact of life. No matter how much you may run and hide from it, criticism will always find you, in one form or another. From your home to school to work – and even the blogosphere, the chances are that you have to face some sort of criticism. Now that that’s established, […]

Writing and Blogging

We have to face it – not everyone who writes and maintains blogs is a writer. That does not mean, however, that only writers can come up with good blog posts. Although good blog posts do involve good writing, non-writers do not have to despair that they can never come up with a good blog […]

Focusing on the About Page

The what page? The “About Page.” I am sure you know all about this page. It is found in most any web site and blog. For some people, the About Page is one of the most basic pages that they focus on when building a web site or starting a blog. Surprisingly for some, the […]

More Thoughts on Writing

I am still in a pensive mood as I start writing this post for today. Here are more thoughts on writing that I think we should consider when we have time. Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne I suppose most people know him for The Scarlett Letter but writers should know him for […]