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Brevity is Bliss (Credit: Google images)

A guide on brevity for blog authors. Brief, concise, to the point. How to write better blogsposts, in fewer words, with better usefulness for the reader. That’s what this is about.

I received thirteen (13) tips to help improve my blogging. As a connectivist, I’m sharing this great resource. I’ve got two reasons for doing this.

#1 If these tips can help me, then maybe you too.

#2 I like you. 🙂 (Off we go)
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#1 Be brief.

#2 Main point in the first paragraph. Build story from there.

#3 Keep paragraphs small. Large chunks of text get ignored.

#4 Analogies and stories aid understanding. (Makes you human)

#5. Use an appropriate level of English. (Audience)

#6 Write with passion!

#7 Write things people can use. Be practical.

#8 Add media (Photo, audio, video)

#9 Credit other people. Make a link to their blog/website/book, etc.

#10 Ask questions. Leave debates unfinished.

#11 Respond to people’s comments.

#12 Try something different. Create/Innovate/Motivate/

#13 Finished? Go back===> Reduce (keep message intact)
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These words of wisdom come from Mr. Alex Williams. Alex is from the Oxford University Press ELT Blog team.

He’s guiding my efforts in writing a Guest Writer blog post for OUP ELT Blog.

My topic is my passion: Connectivism in ELT.

So my friend(s), I leave you, not with a question, but with a promise.

I promise you the post is gonna be great!

All of my heart and soul will be within the text on Connectivism.

I invite you to read and share it with your friends, colleagues, and coworkers.

You see, nowadays, we are all Egyptians, Tunisians, Connectivists all…

Best regards,
Thomas

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These words of wisdom come from Mr. Alex Williams. Alex is from the Oxford University Press ELT Blog team.

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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