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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)

#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)

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,

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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