Archive | August, 2007

Writing with hospitality: leaving space for your readers to be

I have to confess I don’t know too much about the hospitality business beyond my experience as a customer.  But I’ve been learning about some of the ideas, principles and values of hospitality from Rosa Say’s work on Managing with Aloha, and starting to think about ways that we can reflect these same values and [...]

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Writing comments with intention

I realised that in my round-up on blog writing, linking and feed-reading with intention I missed out one of the most vital ingredients of the whole blogging caboodle: writing comments. Writing comments can be a major investment of time and energy as well as words so it’s worth thinking through some of the (positive) reasons [...]

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The ingredients of confident writing

What are the ingredients of confident writing?  Well, for me, confident writing means writing with: Authenticity: Writing with your own true voice.  Writing that is personal and human, unique to you, reflecting  your experience.  Writing with clarity and simplicity to allow your readers to learn who you are and… Continue reading

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Are you proud to be a word nerd?

Are you proud to be a word nerd?  I know I am. Brad Shorr at Word Sell Inc defines a word nerd as someone who: enjoys learning new words when confronted by an unfamiliar word while reading, looks up the definition may keep Continue reading

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How to learn from your writing

Liz Strauss challenged us last week to write posts that were about linking and thinking.  This came at a good time for me, as I’d been reflecting on what I was trying to achieve with my writing, and where I wanted to go with it. One of the… Continue reading

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