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MISTAKE MONDAY for October 28: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This one may stump you. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Should I blog? No, Yes, Maybe

Insecure about blogging? Write a letter

Some people feel they shouldn’t blog. They hesitate because they don’t have novel topics, or they feel their writing isn’t good enough. Letter exercise If you’re hesitating, you might benefit from an exercise called “Exploring Self-Compassion Through Letter Writing” in Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion; The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. As part of the […]

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Ask questions

This line in O magazine struck me as relevant to financial bloggers: The wisest people have more questions than answers. That’s according to wisdom researcher Monika Ardelt in “What Wise People Do Differently.” Ask questions, even if you lack answers Reading that line inspires me to suggest that bloggers ask more questions when they write. […]

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Top posts from 2019’s third quarter

Check out my top posts from the third quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on newsletters (#1), communication (#2 ,#6), grammar (#3, #5), proofreading (#4), writing (#7, #9), and blogging (#8 & #10). I’m only listing one Mistake Monday post, although more were among the most viewed, because one Mistake Monday post is much […]

Wireless keyboard: traveling writer’s lightweight tool

“Wow, that is so cool!” I’m not an adopter of bleeding-edge technology, so I was startled by the reactions of other conference attendees to my smartphone accessory. The accessory wasn’t particularly high tech. It was a wireless keyboard that I use to take notes with my smartphone when I attend conferences. If you need to […]