Archive for November, 2007

Photo and Short Story Contest

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 Posted in Contest, Photography | Comments Off on Photo and Short Story Contest

We're in the process of creating a photo and short story contest, in conjunction with 99 Bloggers. Stay tuned or leave a comment now that you're interested and we'll ... Read more..

Keywords and SEO Tools: Search Engine Optimization for Beginners

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 Posted in Blogging, Tips and Tools | 1 Comment »

It's not enough to have your site or blog to rank well; it has to place highly for words that are closely related to your Web site or blog content. ... Read more..

Book Review — Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

Monday, November 5th, 2007 Posted in Book Review, Reviews, Tips and Tools, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | Comments Off on Book Review — Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

By David Shipley and Will Schwalbe Just this morning there was a cautionary tale in the news about an Atlanta man’s e-mail to a woman who rejected him on Match.com. In ... Read more..

Book Review: On Writing by Stephen King

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Review, Reviews, Tips and Tools, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | 2 Comments »

Maybe it's because I was born in the San Fernando Valley, home of the Valley Girl, that I don't really care for the word awesome. I'm not sure whether Moon ... Read more..

Stock.Xchng Free Photography

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 Posted in Free Graphics, Free Images, Free Online Tools, Free Photos, Photography, Reviews, Tips and Tools | Comments Off on Stock.Xchng Free Photography

Stock.Xchng makes it easy to add free images to your blog or Web site If you want to improve your blog or Web site by adding photos and don’t want ... Read more..

Commonly Misspelled Vocabulary Words

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Vocabulary and Spelling, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | 2 Comments »

Some words just beg to be spelled wrong or otherwise abused. Here are some of them: Common misspellings (The bold words are spelled correctly.) accommodate Don't you just want to take out ... Read more..

A Pre-posting Checklist: Stop in the Name of Blogs!

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 Posted in Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling, Writing Tips and Tools | Comments Off on A Pre-posting Checklist: Stop in the Name of Blogs!

Reviewing the following checklist before you submit each post can save you time and possibly embarrassment: [ ] Have you run your spelling-check software? [ ] Have you incorporated your keywords into ... Read more..

A Short Checklist: Writing Tools for Bloggers

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 Posted in Book Review, Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary and Spelling, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | 2 Comments »

Writing good blog posts isn't difficult when you're passionate about your topic. But that same passion can cause you to not notice if a few (or maybe even more than ... Read more..

Grammar Myth #1: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 Posted in Grammar, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | 8 Comments »

There are a lot of grammar myths floating around, perpetuated by well-meaning people who are, unfortunately, a little behind the times. But don't blame them (or yourself, if you're one ... Read more..

More 50-cent Vocabulary Words

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 Posted in Vocabulary and Spelling, Writing, Writing Tips and Tools | 2 Comments »

Here are some more tough vocabulary words. Match the terms below with their definitions. See the bottom of this post for the answers. Terms 1. Dearth (pronounced: derth) 2. Frisson (pronounced: free SAW) 3. ... Read more..