Three million reads about writing: check out the most popular here

Just checking out my stats and found that HTWB has now had more than three million page views.

I’m “gob-smacked,” as we say in the UK: surprised, thrilled, delighted and humbled all at the same time. What a wonderful testimony to those of us willing to share our expertise for no financial gain.

3 million page vieww for HTWB

Celebrate with us: more than 3 million page views of HTWB

And what a wonderful testimony to the many writing and allied contributors who have made this humble site what it is. You all know how you are: too many to name individually but covering all aspects of writing that I can’t, from writing fiction to business plans to terms and conditions to bids and tenders to music to poetry and much, much, more.

No ads, no covert links in articles, no need to sign up, so no spam

(But you can buy some books from the Bookshop or right side bar if you like!)

Here are some of the most popular articles and tutorials you can choose from: [Read more…]

Everything tourists want to, er, know about Australia

Judging by these questions, you’d think Australia is on another planet. Some hilarious questions and answers … original author unknown. With thanks to Malc Harding on my Facebook page, The Joke Street Journal, for bringing these to my attention.

Funny misconceptions about Australia

“Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street?” Depends how much you have been drinking.

(If you’re on Facebook and enjoy some naughty but not-too-naughty jokes, please apply to join us here!)

These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website

…and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour. [Read more…]

Valentines Day love from the Grammar Police

You can’t say we don’t celebrate romance here on #HTWB … even the Grammar Police have, er, something to say about Valentine’s Day. If you want an alternative to the schmaltzy goo that permeates February 14th, you’re in the right place. Enjoy.

HTWB Valentines Day humor

Take my heart its yours on a plate. Keep it till you learn how to punctuate.

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH THE GRAMMAR POLICE

Roses are red, violets are blue
That’s just a cliché. Don’t like it? Go scr*w.

Violets is blue, roses is red,
Get noun/verbs together, you puerile d*ckhead.

And roses are red while violets are blue
Don’t start with conjunctions, they’re strictly taboo. [Read more…]

2 million page views in under 5 years … please help us celebrate!

HowToWriteBetter.net has hit the 2 million page view landmark, over the night of November 18-19, 2015.

2 million page views in under 5 years ... please help us celebrate!That’s not a big deal if you’re Alltop.com or the Huffington Post, but for a niche site like this it’s an achievement! [Read more…]

Now it’s easy to find what you want to read on HTWB

search,find,HTWB,read,writing,blogging,WordPress,Suzan St Maur,Barbara Saul

No need to call out the dogs to find what you want to read here on HTWB – just use the new search box top right!

Hi – I’m Barbara Saul and I work with websites and blogs using WordPress, which is basically a tool that means you can edit your content whenever you want, add pages, take pages out, and do all kinds of other things that just are not such an accessible option if you have a more usual website (whatever that is these days).

What am I doing here on Suze’s blog? [Read more…]

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