How to write better blogs for the realities of today

In the current social media environment we read a lot about how to write better for blogging, almost as if it has become an entire written creative entity in its own right.

How to write better blogs for the realities of today

That is understandable in some ways …after all, journalism, copywriting, scriptwriting, speech writing and most other forms of written business communications became part of the social/business media types over the last few decades.

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However blogging, for a while at least, became a cute little wordy-form in its own right, championed in some cases by bloggers who didn’t know how to express themselves accurately in writing but said it didn’t matter, as long as readers more or less understood what they meant.

Is that still the case?

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Introducing Engli-Verse: the language is crazy, but at least it rhymes

As the weekend is approaching you might like to relax for a couple of minutes with the first in a series of poems that glorify the more ridiculous things about the English language and the things we English-speakers talk about. Enjoy.

The Plug-ged Sink

Introducing Engli-Verse

Oh, curs-ed spite*, we’re in the shite. The kitchen sink is plug-ged…

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10 popular business buzzwords we love to hate

We all say we love to hate business buzzwords, clichés and jargon, but do we actually know why  we love to hate them?

10 popular business buzzwords we love to hate After all, words and phrases only become clichés because they are used a lot. Ostensibly, they fill a need to express a common thought we are all sharing at around the same time, so they actually they are useful.

However after a while some of them become toxic. And here are some thoughts about why that should be, in no particular order. For example… [Read more…]

Grammar quiz again – fun with this ridiculous language, answers

And welcome back to our Grammar Quiz … following on from our earlier quiz this year with the questions here and the answers here. As I said last week, this one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.

Grammar quiz again - fun with this ridiculous language, answersSo now, the answers to the quiz put up last week. I deliberately have avoided using any grammar jargon so anyone can get why some are wrong and some are right, without being flummoxed with pompous verbiage… [Read more…]

English language cringe makers: you need a sense of humor when you speak it

As we all know, English is one of the most ridiculous languages in its inconsistencies and is an endless source of funny jokes as a result. Here are some to give you a smile for today … and tomorrow. Read on for a groan, grump, giggle or all three.
English language cringe makers: you need a sense of humor when you speak it
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Business writing quiz: Ta Da! The answers …

After last week’s questions, here are the answers you’ve all been waiting for … and scroll down to find the winner!

Business writing quiz: Ta Da! The answers ...

Here are the answers!

All correct answers are shown in bold type…

Which of the following sentences use correct grammar?

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