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Warning: Common Grammar Mistakes You Should Never Make

Warning: Common Grammar Mistakes You Should Never Make | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Grammatical rules provide boundaries within which greater written communication is possible. If you lack a clear understanding of grammar rules, it can keep your ideas shackled to a fear of writing or even speaking publicly.

1. Apostrophes

2. Violation of Terms 

3. Inconsistency with Singular and Plural Words.

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timethief's comment, June 11, 2012 10:59 PM
Aha! I finally figured out what the green star was for and how to comment. You're welcome.
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What media companies could learn from a student newspaper

It’s become obvious by now that many newspaper companies are struggling when it comes to making the transformation from print to digital.
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Facebook gets much-needed boost from new friend Apple

On Monday, Apple announced that Facebook will be integrated into the new version of its iOS operating system. The only one likely to be unhappy about the move is Twitter, which had a somewhat unique relationship with Apple — until now.

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Top 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers

Top 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Blog articles, short reports, reviews, tutorials, newsletters, are all examples of informative writing. Informative writing delivers a brief education on a topic by explaining how to do something, describing a process, a timeline or a sequence of events. Powerful informative writing skilfully hits the target by conveying essential facts and data in as few words as possible.

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10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value | Social Media Pearls

10 Steps To Curate Your Social Media Content With Scoop.it for Increased Value | Social Media Pearls | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

I very useful resource article describing how to use scoop.it features to become a content creator.


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Five Step Process for Using the Social Web

Five Step Process for Using the Social Web | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

There is a five step process for using the social web, which includes listening, assessing the conversation, engaging, measuring, and improving. Start small . . .


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Become a messaging machine

Become a messaging machine | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

You can use your curated research as an engine for your messaging strategy. If you read 10 to 20 sources of news a day - using our tools this should take you no more than 30 minutes - and select 10-15 related articles to your topic - saving and organizing should take you no more than 30 minutes - and you do this for lets say 40 days you will have curated, tagged and organized between 400-600 articles that you can use as part of your content strategy.

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The Basic Principles of Persuasive Writing | Novel Fate

The Basic Principles of Persuasive Writing | Novel Fate | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

How do we get others to accept our point of view?

by appealing to their reason

byappealing to their emotions

by the appeal of our good character

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Five tips for writing headlines that grab readers - by John Louie Ramos - Helium

Headlines play a critical role in the decision of the reader to read further or ignore the write-up.Effective headlines are engaging at the same time entertaining. It stirs curiosity into the readers, making them read the write-up further.

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13 Tips to Find Time to Blog | Heidi Cohen

13 Tips to Find Time to Blog | Heidi Cohen | better blogging tips | Scoop.it
“How do you find time to blog?” is question I’m often asked. For me, the answer is simple. I practice writing regularly. For you, the answer may be different. Understand that every blogger starts blogging like they’re on fire.
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Freelance Follies: "It Depends"

http://DearDrFreelance.com In Episode #7  a new freelance writer finds out there are no easy answers when it comes to who to write for, hourly rates, or where to find high paying clients.

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Find Fans’ and Followers’ Pain Points in 5 Simple Steps

Essentially, “pain points” are the problems that members of your audience have that they’re actively seeking solutions for. Here’s a simple five-step process for uncovering your audience’s hidden pain points and using these problems to connect more effectively through better-targeted blog posts.

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Grammar 101: Much Ado About Many « Beyond the Rhetoric

Grammar 101: Much Ado About Many « Beyond the Rhetoric | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

While you could certainly get the gist of your meaning across with improper grammar, this can reflect poorly on you and your company. Thankfully, the rules for choosing between “much” and “many” are very similar to the ones you’d use for choosing between “less” and “fewer.” Put a number in front of the noun in question. If it makes sense with the number, use many. If it sounds wrong, use much. 

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3 Tips for Writing Great Content | Business 2 Community

3 Tips for Writing Great Content | Business 2 Community | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Here are some ways to ensure that content is interesting, informative, and helpful. Keep it organized, simple and relevant.

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8 Killer Tactics to Grow Your Blog with LinkedIn

This guest post is by Josh Turner of LinkedSelling.
Is your blog a business, or do you hope that it someday will be? That’s right, LinkedIn isn’t just for big companies or finding a job. There are a ton of practical tactics and strategies that you can engage in to build your blog on LinkedIn. Here are eight of my absolute favorites.

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Two Very Different Ways of Curating The News: Techmeme vs. Daring Fireball

In this first installment of a six-part series on curation, Mr Lambert explores and analyzes the differences between Techmeme, a curated tech news aggregator and Daring Fireball a one-man-band writer wittfully curating a unique variety of Apple related bits.

 Good analysis. 7/10 


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David Walp's comment, June 12, 2012 10:34 AM
Great post. Thanks!
Robin Good's comment, June 12, 2012 10:38 AM
Thank you, David. Glad you enjoyed it too. :-)
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Visual Curation Board Bets on Community and Collaboration: LoveIt

Robin Good: LoveIt is a Pinterest-like new image curation app which allows you to discover, collect and organize visual collections either alone or with the help of others.

 "LoveIt is a visual, powerful platform for individuals & groups to discover, collect, organize, and share the things they love, in public or private collections."

 Key features include:

 Collaborate on "private" collections.
  Re-order items in your collections easily, using "drag n' drop". Select multiple images and drag them from one collection to another easily.
  Follow feeds and sources of your favorite collections.
  Get recommendations from other users.

 Try it out now: http://loveit.com/ ; (via Jan Gordon)


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Guidelines for Smart Content Curation :: Target Info

Guidelines for Smart Content Curation :: Target Info | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Click here to view original web page at eduniverse.org Meet Content webinar about effective content curation for higher ed. This post captures many of the insights I shared in that session. What differentiates curation from aggregation is you—the human factor. Aggregators (like the accursed paper.li and scoop.it, as well as Cornell’s CUBiquitous) can’t make judgments based on cultural sensitivities, calendar milestones, political savvy, institutional knowledge, emotional value or messaging priorities. Only you can do that. Shape those sensibilities into documented criteria that guide your curation efforts.

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Content Curation Primer

What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.

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Is filtering Curation?

Is filtering Curation? | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Filtering is not curation - Curation by definition is organization and maintenance - A filtering system like Twylah for example is not curation, it is closer to aggregation.

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5 ways to be a writer when you’re not writing.

5 ways to be a writer when you’re not writing. | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

1: Let things simmer (incubation 1)

2: Get the pot really hot: Engage in a cultural activity (incubation 2)

3: Remember and record your dreams (incubation 3)

4: Pay attention and Notice Difference

5: Finally find Inspiration at the washing line (Inspiration 1)

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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

On September 7th, 1982, Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write” and these 10 tips have stood the test of time.

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The Only Blog Post Idea List You’ll Ever Need : @ProBlogger

The Only Blog Post Idea List You’ll Ever Need : @ProBlogger | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

I’ve read all kinds of different suggestions on how to overcome blogger’s block, but each person’s experience is different. Here are 20 techniques we’ve used to help counter blogger’s block.

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5 Tips on Finding Fantastic Content for Your White Paper - Business 2 Community

5 Tips on Finding Fantastic Content for Your White Paper - Business 2 Community | better blogging tips | Scoop.it

Popular white paper distribution services like CNET, Trade Pub, and others can help you widen the field of your research, and learn more about the market, the topics, the audience, the competition, etc. I would also recommend going through all the citations in the white papers you read and list resources that might also be a good fit for the white paper you are working on. A well-researched white paper with lots of citations can be a gold mine of information.

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Should the mainstream media see Twitter as competition?

The deal that Twitter announced on Thursday with NASCAR will see an editor employed by the network curating and highlighting tweets and other content, a deal that takes Twitter even further into the realm of being a media entity.
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