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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

Via Lauren Moss
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Common grammar errors and how to fix them.  Applicable to more than just blog posts.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 29, 2:07 AM

I love the 92% of companies who blog multiple times a day have acquired a customer from their blog stat. You might wonder how that could work. How can a company blog multiple times a day?

Shorten up your blog posts and widen your content curation and creation path and creating multiple post a day is possible. Each post has a unique URL so they shouldn't step on each other too badly (and that is another good reason to create a wide swath of content).

Brain Pickings is a great example of the power of intense blogging for long periods. Maria Popova's blog has almost 11,000 pages in Google, a PageRank of 7 and almost 11,000 inbound links. Smart content distributed across a wide swath with multiple posts a day can create a powerful SEO position.

My blog writing tips:

* Write in present tense verbs (sounds FAST).
* Short sentences without connections (and, but, so hurt more than they help online).

* Bullet points are good, great visual support is better.
* Match written content to visual support.

* Avoid "stop words" like "him, her, it, they".

* Be specific (use keywords whenever possible).
* Don't sweat grammar but watch the spelling.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 2, 1:48 PM

Read it... or not... :)

JordiMarínba's curator insight, April 6, 3:37 PM

Excellent infografic to bear in mind when writing blogs.

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 7:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 8:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 8:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on cr...

We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on cr... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
We are living, it seems, in 'the golden age of storytelling', where the seductive power of narrative is king. But is there a downside to privileging narrative above all else? Can our emphasis on crafting good stories sometimes come at the expense of good thinking? And what of (often messy) truth - can it suffer when we're chasing neat narratives? **Maria Tumarkin** questions the limits of storytelling.
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Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Just a few short years ago, the world of digital scholarly texts was in its primordial stages, and it is still the case that most online editions are simply basic HTML or scanned images from more or less arbitrarily chosen print editions.

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The amount of free, digitised, publications just keeps on growing!

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Publishing Perspectives Monthly Magazine Issue #1: Selling and ...

Publishing Perspectives Monthly Magazine Issue #1: Selling and ... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
For our first issue, the lead topic of “Selling and Sales” highlights companies and people who are searching for and finding new strategies to increase book sales, whether they are publishers, agents or booksellers.
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Classic Literature Recreated With Lego Will Bring You Pure, Plasticky Joy

Classic Literature Recreated With Lego Will Bring You Pure, Plasticky Joy | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ah, classic literature. Nothing compares to the timeless stories that, through the power of the written word, connect us all regardless of age, background or personal belief.
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Why Are Digital News Orgs Getting Into Print? - 10,000 Words

Why Are Digital News Orgs Getting Into Print? - 10,000 Words | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

Why Are Digital News Orgs Getting Into Print?


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50 things you don't know about non-fiction storytelling

"Storytelling is like sex" wrote David Mamet, "everyone can do it, some of us are better at it than others." After three years of studying non-fiction storytell

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:48 AM

Any 5 of these 50 tips can help you tell better stories. Oh, btw we are all storytellers know. The story is the Lego building block of content and content is the building block of everything.

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Unusable Words

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Words become unusable for all sorts of reasons.
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five emerging issues in scholarly book publishing

five emerging issues in scholarly book publishing | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
In my last post, I discussed flux and change in scholarly book publishing, highlighting the Book Industry Collaborative Council (BICC)’s identification of the distribution of scholarly book publish...
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A Word, Please: Give a little thought to spacing - Daily Pilot

A Word, Please: Give a little thought to spacing Daily Pilot It can make a whole paragraph look amateurish, probably because it's so out of sync with the look of professional writing, in which style guides require a space on either side of an...
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I still double-space after sentences.  Apparently I'm living in the past!!

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Psychology of Color in Marketing Infographic

Psychology of Color in Marketing Infographic | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Did you know restaurants use red to stimulate appetite and blue creates a sense of trust and security in a brand? Learn more about the psychology of color.
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Did you know "workers in a green environment have fewer stomach aches"? 

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Danaka-Lyn Duquette's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:23 PM

wow! never knew that colours could be so affective :)

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Music to Write By: 10 Top Authors Share Their Secrets for Summoning the Muse | NeuroTribes

Music to Write By: 10 Top Authors Share Their Secrets for Summoning the Muse | NeuroTribes | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Screenwriter / Producer Terry Rossio (Extreme Interview)

Screenwriter / Producer Terry Rossio (Extreme Interview) | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
TERRY ROSSIO is probably the highest-paid screenwriter in the history of the medium. He prefers to write with a partner, which is almost invariably Ted Elliott.
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The Tale of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Beatrix Potter | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
This year, the works of one of the most successful and universal writers of all time came into the public domain in many countries around the world. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck - in all, thirty-three books bearing the name Beatrix Potter have sold close to 200 million copies. Frank Delaney enquires into the more complex woman behind the safe and warm-hearted stories.
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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

Via Lauren Moss
MCLibrarianRMIT's insight:

Common grammar errors and how to fix them.  Applicable to more than just blog posts.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 29, 2:07 AM

I love the 92% of companies who blog multiple times a day have acquired a customer from their blog stat. You might wonder how that could work. How can a company blog multiple times a day?

Shorten up your blog posts and widen your content curation and creation path and creating multiple post a day is possible. Each post has a unique URL so they shouldn't step on each other too badly (and that is another good reason to create a wide swath of content).

Brain Pickings is a great example of the power of intense blogging for long periods. Maria Popova's blog has almost 11,000 pages in Google, a PageRank of 7 and almost 11,000 inbound links. Smart content distributed across a wide swath with multiple posts a day can create a powerful SEO position.

My blog writing tips:

* Write in present tense verbs (sounds FAST).
* Short sentences without connections (and, but, so hurt more than they help online).

* Bullet points are good, great visual support is better.
* Match written content to visual support.

* Avoid "stop words" like "him, her, it, they".

* Be specific (use keywords whenever possible).
* Don't sweat grammar but watch the spelling.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 2, 1:48 PM

Read it... or not... :)

JordiMarínba's curator insight, April 6, 3:37 PM

Excellent infografic to bear in mind when writing blogs.

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We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Win...

We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Win... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
We speak to columnist, satirist, comedian (and more) Fiona Scott Norman about prioritising variety and freedom over being deskbound, the delight of taking silly things seriously, and having Tim Winton as a creative writing teacher.
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RMIT's very own Fiona Scott Norman!

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The close up: Self-publishing | The Daily

The close up: Self-publishing | The Daily | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
How self-publishing is changing the world of literature.
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Writers should beware the advice of other writers. Great literature could be lost - The Independent

Writers should beware the advice of other writers. Great literature could be lost - The Independent | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
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A hitherto unknown letter from JRR Tolkien to his publisher has come to light.
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It's that time of year when passionate readers and published writers (and critics) alike put together their lists of their favourite books of the year. We've brought together some 'Best Books 2013'...

It's that time of year when passionate readers and published writers (and critics) alike put together their lists of their favourite books of the year. We've brought together some 'Best Books 2013'... | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
It's that time of year when passionate readers and published writers (and critics) alike put together their lists of their favourite books of the year.
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Travel Writing: Why It Sucks - The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas

Travel Writing: Why It Sucks - The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it

London-based Andrew Mueller on travel writing

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Becoming a Writer-Librarian

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Becoming a Writer-Librarian | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
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The Future Perfect: 3 Strategies Digital Magazines Can Employ to Provide Ideal User Experiences — @TMGmedia

The Future Perfect: 3 Strategies Digital Magazines Can Employ to Provide Ideal User Experiences — @TMGmedia | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Digital magazines can elevate the user experience like never before. Check out three strategies magazine creators can employ to up their digital game.
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The Art & Craft of Screenwriting « My Blank Page

The Art & Craft of Screenwriting « My Blank Page | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Posts about The Art & Craft of Screenwriting written by scriptcat
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Colour Mania: A Global Spectrum of Unitone Design

Colour Mania: A Global Spectrum of Unitone Design | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
A global ethnography by way of design, or what chocolate packaging has to do with indie music.

As a hopeless lover of both color and mini
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Bloggers' books of the year, 2012 (part 3) - Reading Matters

Bloggers' books of the year, 2012 (part 3) - Reading Matters | Writing, Literature, Editing and Publishing | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third, and penultimate, part of book bloggers sharing their favourite reads of the year.
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