We’ve said it so many times already and we’ll keep on saying it! Your online writing skills are fundamental to your online reputation. Management and development of these skills will go a great distance in improving your ORM. A good ORM Strategy is your starting point, but how you implement will hang fundamentally on your skill as a creative writer.
Here’s a great article from Daily Writing Tips that highlights five commonly incorrectly used compound words that should rather be written as a noun or verb phrase.
Writers sometimes confuse a two-word phrase for a closed compound noun consisting of those two words, or vice versa. Here are five cases in which a noun phrase or a verb phrase was mistaken for a compound word or the other way around.
1. “Eating McDonald’s food everyday for four weeks turned this filmmaker into a bloated, depressed wreck.”
Everyday is an adjective (“It’s not an everyday occurrence”). “Every day” is a phrase consisting of an adjective and a noun (“That’s not something you see every day”). In this sentence, the usage is adjective-plus-noun: “Eating McDonald’s food every day for four weeks turned this filmmaker into a bloated, depressed wreck.”
Whilst the world mourns the tragedy that has become a media trend from Connecticut, the story broke with the incorrect information. Social media was abuzz and the ‘killer’ was branded before the correct information was published.
Thanks to technology, everyone who wants to be a writer and publisher can easily do so online. Unfortunately, this ease has resulted in a lot of unease about how information is disseminated.
Initial reports identified the killer, though, as it turns out, it was the suspect’s younger brother, the real perpetrator of this horror, who killed himself, had apparently used his brother’s identification during the incident. Continue reading
You still don’t have a blog? Dailywritingtips.com have just written a great seven arguments for businesses to the blogosphere. It’s becoming a crucial element in any ORM strategy! We’ve chosen four of them to share with you.
Web-logs, universally referred to as blogs, are websites formatted as journals, with posts, or individual entries, that can be accessed in reverse chronological order. (Usually, a few of the most recent posts are visible on the home page, and site visitors can click through to pages featuring previous posts or to an archive page.) They range widely in tone from silly to sober and in topic from adorable cats to international politics and everything in between — but perhaps it hasn’t occurred to you how valuable they can be for your writing or editing business or for the company you work for. Continue reading