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This was a fabulous article and I just had to share it with you. Some things are too good to keep a secret! I promised Brent I would tell you about his website and share this article with you...so here is half of it..you'll have to drop by to get the rest at his website. :o)
It is often more helpful to know what NOT to do. Here are five common blogging mistakes that you should avoid (but most will not):by BRENT RIGGS on December 9, 2009
Sloppy Writingu don’t got to be a wurld CLass writer butt u do gotta not be a slob whin righting.
The biggest turn off with content is not a lack of professional writing skills. Good stories and ideas can overcome a lack of writing style. However, it is always a turn off when we lack of diligence concerning those things we CAN control: punctuation, captilization, avoiding those “texting” abbreviations, and generally typing like an adult rather than a scatterbrained adolescent.
Clean up your typing. Use capitals and punctuation. Take advantage of your spell checker. Write in short sentences and short paragraphs just to be safe. Avoid cutesy cultural “texting” words unless they clearly add to the style and message.
Crappy PhotosThe best writing, best design and best content ideas in the world are quickly ruined when we put no effort into making our photos and images as good as they can be. Not everyone can have worldclass, fantastic images but pretty much anyone can avoid putting up lousy photos that show very little effort or concern.
Here is a recent post about good image work: http://www.mcklinkyblog.com/200909/six-tricks-for-great-photos-on-your-blog/ and the next issue of SeriousLife Magazine will be dedicated to teaching you and showing you how to have great photos on your blog. Be sure to get your free subscription to SeriousLife and we’ll let you know when the issue comes out next week.
And there are three more BIG MISTAKES...Check out this fabulous article at Brent Riggs' On Building a Better Blog http://www.mcklinkyblog.com/200912/five-big-blogging-mistakes-you-must-avoid-but-probably-wont/