Tips


1 Don’t brashly announce what you’re going to do tomorrow; you don’t know the first thing about tomorrow.
2 Don’t call attention to yourself; let others do that for you.
9 Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
14 If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting “Rise and shine!” It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing.
15 A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; 16 You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.
19 Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart.
22 Pound on a fool all you like – you can’t pound out foolishness.

Have a great weekend.

B~

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10 Tips on Writing the Living Web

by Mark Bernstein (used without permission)

Writing for the Living Web is a tremendous challenge. Here are ten tips that can help.

1. Write for a reason

Write for a reason, and know why you write. Whether your daily updates concern your work life, your hobbies, or your innermost feelings, write passionately about things that matter.

2. Write often

If you are writing for the Living Web, you must write consistently. You need not write constantly, and you need not write long, but you must write often. One afternoon in grad school, I heard B. F. Skinner remark that fifteen minutes a day, every day, adds up to about book every year, which he suggested was as much writing as anyone should indulge. You don’t need to write much, but you must write, and write often.

3. Write tight

Omit unnecessary words.

Read your work. Revise it. Don’t worry about being correct, but take a moment now and then to think about the craft. Can you choose a better word – one that is clearer, richer, more precise? Can you do without a word entirely? (more…)