Today, we're wrapping up a series on sites you might want to add to your RSS Feed, including educational resources, and job and career resources, as well as Web 2.0 resources, and networking site blogs. Finally, because bloggers are often also writers, I'd like to share some of my favorite daily reads for writing tips.
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Part of the "Quick and Dirty Tips," network, Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) is a great resource for refreshing our memories on those common spelling and grammar errors that we see (and perhaps make) so frequently. The article feed is HERE, and the podcast feed is HERE.
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston's Business Writing blog is a great resource. Her tips go beyond basic grammar and spelling to effective business communication. Check it out, and subscribe to her feed, HERE.
Daily Writing Tips
DailyWritingTips.com, aptly named, is a great daily read for anyone who writes as part of their business (which is most of us). The tips are usually focused on basic vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, or grammar, and take about a minute to read - a minute well spent. HERE is the feed link.
The English Web
Another great business writing resource is theEnglishWeb.com ("Writing help and samples to help you write better personal and business letters & emails"). Updates to this blog are less frequent, but high quality. The feed is HERE.
Wordful is a blog for publishers (or aspiring publishers), including those hoping to turn their blogs into books, and copywriters. This blog has great tips for how to not only write, but get read. Click HERE to subscribe to the feed.
Wordnik Word of the Day
You can expand your vocabulary by learning a new word daily, on Wordnik's Word of the Day. Amaze (or confuse your friends by correctly using words like "gloomth" and "snarge" in a sentence (not necessarily the same sentence, though). This is great for Scrabble players. To join the fun, subscribe to the feed, HERE.
The Daily Grammar blog is a good resource for those wanting to enhance and advance their wriitng skills. It's also a great refresher for anyone who teaches English or business wriitng, and may not remember exactly what an adjective clause or an adverb infinitive is. ;-) The feed subscription link is HERE.
Writers - also be sure to check out Where to Find Writing Inspiration, on WebRev. Have a great weekend!
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.