This the spot where I usually write – “To do great writing, read great writing. Here’s the great writing I’ve been doing this week.”
But I’ll be honest with you. I’ve been too busy blogging and promoting my blogging every day in the month of May and trying to meet deadlines for paid writing projects it hasn’t left much time to read any kind of writing, let alone the great stuff (I will get to those back issues of The New Yorker eventually).
With so much blogging on my mind, I’ve been favoriting a lot of blogging and web-related stories on Twitter, which is what I’m sharing this week.
- How social media is transforming modern reporting – Twitter as copy editor.
- Yahoo to publish a webwriting stylebook – Just in time for all those Associated Content writers it’s bringing into the fold.
- Barnes & Noble to launch self publishing service – Now you don’t need an agent or a publisher to write a book.
- Best ebook news on Twitter – From Mediabistro’s ebookNewser (good content, bad name).
- The Google font directory – Free fonts from Google – because you don’t use enough of their stuff already.
- Three easy tips for writing meta descriptions and titles – From writer/web designer Ron Doyle, because all writers – even if you don’t work for Associated Content or Yahoo – need to understand SEO.
- What was Yahoo thinking? Buying Associated Content opens up a whole can of worms – Leave it to TechCrunch to say it like it is. And can I say how beautifully not SEO friendly that headline is? Love it.
- New AC writer’s union seeks seat at the table when deciding our fate – Um, did anybody tell these guys they have to be employees to unionize?
- Local lesson: hanging on to community reporters – How to motivate unpaid hyperlocal content contributors, without paying them. Good luck with that.