Write More and Better Blog Posts in 2011

Erica Johnson, who writes for WordPress, posts some helpful and encouraging tips for those who want to boost their blog activity this year. She links to a few other sites that generate prompts for writing ideas.

Follow this link.

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

3 Responses to Write More and Better Blog Posts in 2011

  1. David says:

    Substituting “caused by” for “due to” is a quick way to verify correct usage.

    Correct usage:
    My low grade was due to lack of study.
    My low grade was caused by lack of study.

    Incorrect usage:
    I missed the class due to the rain.
    I missed the class caused by the rain.

    It should be corrected to:
    I missed the class because of the rain.

    I haven’t seen this particular misuse in published philosophical materials, probably because causal relations are dealt with in more precise expressions.

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  2. Doug Geivett says:

    David, thanks for sharing this link. Do you have a favorite writing tip?

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  3. David says:

    Doug,

    This website delivers periodic writing tips, and can be subscribed to with a feed reader.

    http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

    Cheers,
    David

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