Want to improve your web writing skills? This short tutorial will 1) help you break old writing habits that don’t work on the web and 2) show you how to develop a writing style that’s more ‘natural’ for blogging. Breaking bad writing habits Ok, this is a bit harsh but what I want to do… Continue reading 12 little known web writing tips
What’s great about this gem from P.G. Wodehouse is that it applies to all types of writing: business, fiction, and web. “Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible. I always feel the thing to go for is speed. Nothing puts the reader off more than a big slab of prose at the start.” Web… Continue reading PG Wodehouse Tips on (Web) Writing
She said she was a web writer and not a blogger. What’s the difference, I asked. Web writing is structured. Has a start, middle, and end. Blogging is often snippets, fragments, and less formal. Web writing is part of a larger process. For example, she writes a series of online articles that will feed into… Continue reading 6 Differences Between Web Writing and Blogging
What’s the difference between writing for the web and writing for a magazine? There’s at least five main differences. Two of the most critical relate to scanning and heatmaps. Why readers scan (not read) webpages? On the web, we scan pages, posts, and tweets. We don’t read every line word by word, unless the writer… Continue reading How to Write Microcontent
Passive voice is always bad, right? Well, not always it seems, especially when writing for the web.