Friday, July 24, 2009

Read Twice, Post Once

Continuing with our tips on blogging...

Have you ever been in the middle of reading something that you found absolutely interesting, but you were distracted every third word because the piece obviously didn't make it to the proofing stage? There may be a few things more irritating to readers than a poorly edited piece, but I can't think of any. Readers, book clubs, and authors all blog continuously about the importance of proofreading manuscripts prior to having them published. This is a hot topic among all three groups. Imagine how much more distracting a poorly edited blog or blog comment can be. Unlike a novel or non-fiction work, blogs and blog comments are meant to be quick and dirty and leave very little room for error due to the length of the posting. As a rule of thumb for all writing, but especially blogs - read twice, post once.

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