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Bad Blogging Behavior

I co-wrote the following with the endlessly talented Shayne of Musings by Shayne. As I said the last time we worked together, she contributed the good parts, and I contributed the rest.  While I admit I’m no blogging expert, I’ve noticed a few things during my blogging adventures that I don’t recommend. I’ve committed all … Continue reading

How to Write a Blog Post: Fifteen Frustrating Steps

These are the steps I follow. Can you relate? 1. Have what I think is a brilliant idea for a post. 2. Begin writing with the conviction that I am a genius; the funniest, wittiest creature alive. 3. Read the finished rough draft with shame; feel my face turn red with embarrassment. 4. Rewrite every … Continue reading

Dad’s Sideline Coaching Wins the Game

BURLESON, TX—A local third-grade basketball player became the star during her league tournament last Saturday thanks to her dad’s instructions from the bleachers. According to eye-witnesses, Katie Freeman of the Little Elks struggled to help her team during the first quarter. “Every time she got the ball, she turned it over,” said Clyde Witherspoon. “She … Continue reading

Six Simple Writing Tips

Blogs, millions of blogs. Some have ten-thousand readers, and some have none. Why? One reason is that some are well-written, and some are not. If Sally’s writing is crisp and clear, and Mike’s is cluttered and pretentious, littered with words like “pretentious,” people will choose Sally. Jericho is inspired and creative. Words magically flow from … Continue reading

My Two-Day Career in Journalism   

After teaching for three years, I returned to college for a masters and a graduate assistantship in the Agriculture Education department. Somehow, I heard about a predicament that farmers were in up in some northern state. The Spotted Suckerfish, or Salamander, or some such slimy spotted serpent that was endangered lived in the rivers from … Continue reading

Seven Simple Blog Tips

Who am I to give you tips? No one, from nowhere. I have, though, been blogging for over ten years. And during that time, I’ve been a reader of blogs. I’ve looked at hundreds, and I know what I like and what I don’t. Following are things that I notice—things that determine whether I come … Continue reading

Review: The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing

This review was originally on my old blog, which has long been dead. How does one become a better book reviewer? The most common advice is to “write lots of reviews.” But we need more than that. Some of us need good, solid instruction. Otherwise, we may just write lots of bad reviews. When it … Continue reading

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