American beech and clones

Clone your blog posts

A lovely walk in a Berkshires Audubon sanctuary made me think about blogging. I saw a tree labeled “American Beech and Clones.” Because my mind works in strange ways, I immediately thought about suggesting that you try cloning your blog posts. After all, if a topic or approach works once, growing into a healthy “beech […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for March 4: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. As you can see, I make mistakes, too. In fact, I started Mistake Monday partly to spur myself to catch more of my errors before I publish them.                       […]

Cracking eggs

Cracking eggs for your writing

You have to crack eggs and get your hands dirty to create a delicious dessert. Sometimes the same thing is necessary to create an effective blog post. Most good blog posts aren’t fully formed before you start writing. They’re not like the products of soulless, mass-produced cake mixes. You have to assemble ingredients—your ideas, statistics, […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for February 25: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oops! Somebody was typing too quickly.         I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

manage comments

Manage comments on your financial blog

Some investment and wealth management firms don’t allow comments on their blogs. They think the compliance risks are too high, or the process is too time-consuming. However, it is possible to manage comments on your financial blog without too much work or expense. The most important investments in managing your financial blog’s comments happen before […]