Category Archives: Resources for Web Writing

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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Assignment Page Updates

I’ve updated the assignments page as well as the blog project page, so you can start to plan out what you want to do for these assignments. There are printable versions in your MyBCIT files folder too. Don’t forget to check your schedule for due dates.

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An Oatmeal Thought About Web Content

The Oatmeal is one of my favourite websites and I thought today’s latest comic was really apt for our class:

Link to Oatmeal Comic on Web Content

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Wouldn’t It Be Great if Email Came with This?

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July 31, 2012 · 3:35 pm

Downtown Campus Bookstore Hours

The bookstore is open tonight until 6.45pm for you to grab the text needed for this class – the required text is Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound by Lynda Felder, which accompanies Technical Communication by Lannon, your text for COMM1009.

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