Category Archives: Blogging

Using Concrete Words in Your Blogs

The quote that Felder has in the textbook (p.17) that I think really illustrates picking the right words for what you’re describing is from Anton Chekhov:

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass”

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Getting Inspiration When Blogging

It’s often really hard to just launch into writing a blog. Beyond the possible technical challenges, there’s also the inevitable questions like “what do I write about?”, “what should I sound like?”, “will anyone even read this junk?”…. I find one of the best ways to get inspiration, ideas, and hopefully peace of mind, is to read other blogs. Don’t copy them, but pick out what you like and don’t like about them. What works? What doesn’t work? But ensure you use your own voice in your blog.

For some ideas, you can take a look at this list that a colleague at BCIT and I developed for the recent Tech Writing Alumni Lunch:

For Business/Writing:

For Pleasure:

Whether you learn from good blogs or bad, don’t let anything stop you from just going for it!

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Professional Communication Topics & the TW Alumni Lunch

The upcoming BCIT Technical Writing Program Alumni lunch promises to be packed with great speakers (if I may so myself… yes, I’m going to be there as one of the panel leaders :)) and a chance to really talk about social media and its relevancy for technical writers.

Before the event, and for those not able to attend, you can catch up on some excellent insights on the TW blog, Professional Communication Topics.

I hope to see you there!

Geraldine

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March 2013 Blogroll

http://cookingwithcheese.wordpress.com/

http://backpackerhub.wordpress.com

http://popcultureprobs.wordpress.com/

http://www.beachesruinsandbeer.wordpress.com/

http://chelsealjunggren.wordpress.com/

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November 2012 Class Blogroll

As your blog assignments come in, I’ll be updating this list, so keep an eye on it.

Blogroll:

Lilia – http://mindandmachines.wordpress.com/

Sarah – http://curiousvancity.wordpress.com/

Linda – http://lswriting1110.wordpress.com/

Wendy – http://build-your-own-computer-comm1110.blogspot.ca/

Jason – http://nucknation.blogspot.ca/

Stephen – http://stephengraf.blogspot.ca

Shaka – http://dudebumshak.wordpress.com

 

 

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Writer’s Block? It’s not your fault…

 

Savage Chickens cartoon by Doug Savage

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Blogroll of the Brave

Take a look at the web writing expertise of your classmates:

http://clopezdemunain.wordpress.com/

http://veggieinvancouver.wordpress.com

http://prettyinvancity.wordpress.com/

http://hausmirabelleblog.wordpress.com/

http://looseballoon.wordpress.com/

(I’ll be updating this list as I receive all the blog URLS and permission to share them)

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Updating the COMM1110 Blog

A new term, a new beginning… and time to update the blog!

I’ll be updating the 1110 blog over the next few days and then adding more information over the course of the new term (11 July-15 August). Check back often to keep track of the changes!

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Previous Term Class Blog Roll

Check out  the blogs from previous Writing for the Web classes. Add your thoughts, comments, and feedback.

Second Rate Theory

Spaceblocked

Not All Grey

Platosacademic

The End

The Eternal Student

Topical Squabble

Pixels and Bytes

insert.interesting.blog.here

Whale Tails

Media Rehab

Mr Scary Muffin

Sci-Fi Girl Thompson

Small Business Communications

The Sad Gourmand

The Accidental Geekist

ctardi

Playing With Lego

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