Category: Better Blogging

Advice from the Masters: David Brooks

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I simply love columnists. The good ones produce something memorable every few days. That’s hard work. If you’re going to master the craft, you have to develop your very own way of writing a column. Bloggers face the same challenge. David Brooks is one of my favorite columnists. Every few days I catch his column in the  »  Read More

2 Interesting ideas for blog posts

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Creating interesting blog posts is constant challenge, so I’m always excited when I spot something new (at least to me) out there in the wild. Here are two kinds of posts that you can adapt from two of my favorite bloggers. Chic MacGregor’s “Ask an Agent” Chip MacGregor is a literary agent and an insightful  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 2/5/16

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

Hemingway would have been a great blogger

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Ernest Hemingway is best known for his novels and short stories, but he started out as a journalist. Right out of high school he signed on as a cub reporter with the Kansas City Star. Later he did a lot of work for the Toronto Star. He filed stories from Europe. Some were straight reporting, like his dispatches from the  »  Read More

Great blogging example: Chris Edmonds’ post on Amazon’s culture

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A great blog post The New York Times article on Amazon’s culture (8/15/15) unleashed a pack of blog posts and articles. Most of them were more “piling on” than carefully reasoned. They expressed outrage and revulsion and called for an Amazon boycott. But the writers didn’t seem to know much beyond  »  Read More

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