Thursday, August 25, 2005

What is Cancer?

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells

Here's an easy-to-understand version on Cancer and what it is
sourced from BBC News.

It has answers to questions like "What is a cancer cell?",
"What happens if it spreads>", and "How is it treated?".

Saturday, August 20, 2005

How to Write Killer Blog Posts and More Compelling Comments

Here's a great article "How to Write Killer Blog Posts and
More Compelling Comments" by BL Ochman.

The author suggests guidelines on writing killer blog posts
as well as compelling comments which she stresses the latter's
importance as they stay in the blog forever.

I'm just listing the points. Read article here.

Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts

o Short, declarative sentences are good.

o Link like crazy.

o Write less

o Aim at keeping your posts at about 250 words.

o Include complete thoughts in headlines

o Keep sentences and paragraphs short.

o Don't take yourself too seriously

o Never lose your sense of humor.

o Write like it counts.

o White space is your friend.

o Use the simplest possible word and sentence structure.

o Read your post out loud

o Forget what you learned about business writing in school

o Use bulleted points whenever you can.

o Use subheads every few paragraphs, even in a 300 word post.

o Use bold text and italics for emphasis on words and phrases

o Make sure your posts are easy to scan.

o Choose your voice and keep it consistent.

o Don't be afraid to voice opinions.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

How to add a blog banner

I've often wondered as to how to go about adding a blog
banner and now I know having stumbled on this tip from
Paige Pooler of eyes wide awake.

If you're into art and illustrations either doing yr own
or just love admiring the works of others, you might
want to check out Paige's blog.