Why Some E-mail Addresses Draw SPAM

Why am I getting lots of SPAM? Every day you are getting 200 messages promising you health, wealth and disgusting offers, strange stories, help for this and that, but you didn’t sign up for these e-mails. Maybe it’s because you have an info@yourdomain.com e-mail address. Maybe you have an office@yourdomainname.com or maybe it’s because your e-mail address…

Horrible Twitter Headlines

Below are REAL Twitter headlines WITH corrections: Eat less naturally=Eat less, naturally Free hair loss tips=Tips for stopping hair loss Ask me about skinny legs=Want thinner legs? Get lucky with followers =Let followers find you 140 Characters Test Your Writing Skills You’re likely to tweet now and then. Can you stand up to the test?…

What’s the Source?

I grew up writing on notebook paper with a pen. There were no computers in my high school. There were no computers in my college journalism class. We used typewriters. We pulled copy off the Associated Press wire. We actually tore paper off a continuously clickity-clacking Associated Press machine that spewed news from around the…

Cut It Out: Copy Edit For Clarity

Tight, carefully worded content beats goo gobs of crappy overwritten posts. Get to the point for readers’ sake when website posting. Keep prose to a minimum. Spare everyone from daily ramblings. Believe it or not, other people don’t cherish every word or flowery phrase you share. Most people stop reading after the headline. The average…