There it was: my beautiful website. It had been a long journey through two webmasters, but it was finally up-and-running. A friend told me, "I like it. Simple, plenty of headings and white space. It's not cluttered." I sighed with relief. Unfortunately, the glow didn't last long. Everyone was saying, "Now you need to send stuff on Twitter three or four … [Read more...] about WE control our social media!
“When you proof a book,” my friend asked, “what’s the first thing you look for?” “That.” “That what?” “Just 'that.'” A long pause. “I don’t underst…” “I search for the filler word ‘that.’ I need to delete most of them.” “Oh-h-h. How long does it take?” I sighed. “Several hours.” Several hours? Oof! To delete a word over-and-over-and- …? It isn’t as … [Read more...] about Save Money. Get a ‘That’ Eraser!
Remember our English teachers’ complaints when we put too much information into one sentence, stringing it together with a bunch of ‘…and then…’s? “We went to the park and then we went to the store and then we went home.” Oof! I ran out of breath on that one. Although we could fix this with semicolons (“We went to the park; then we …”), I’m not a huge fan … [Read more...] about Diametrically Opposed: Run-ons and Fragments