Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for February 11: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Spell-checking software won’t catch this problem. I don’t know that reading it out loud will help much either.                     I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of […]

Shakespeare lesson for bloggers

Shakespeare lesson for bloggers

Shakespeare said, “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” I read this in The Happiness Hypothesis, which cites it to emphasize the importance of your mental filters. The quote made me think about how what seems bad can ultimately turn out to be good for your blog. 1. You’re a lousy […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

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

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I see this mistake way too often.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

top posts

Top posts from 2018’s fourth quarter

Check out my top posts from the last quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on writing (#1, #4, #5, #9, #10), blog (#2), proofreading (#3), investment commentary (#6), newsletter (#7), and grammar (#8). If you’d like to quickly improve your writing, check out #1! The #2 post is a practical checklist for writing more […]