Three Examples of Writers Killing It at Grammar

When I talk about grammar with family, friends, and coworkers, it’s usually because some writer who really should know better committed a grammatical gaffe. Chalk it up to schadenfreude. Chalk it up to the comical nature of grammatical blunders. But who doesn’t enjoy chuckling at misplaced modifiers and dangling participles?

It’s ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ and a Good Day to Learn Some Grammar

The fifth film in the Die Hard series was released yesterday. The new flick, A Good Day to Die Hard, not only prompts us to marvel at how many film titles they can come up with from the words “die” and “hard,” but also causes us to wonder how many more action scenes they can squeeze out of an aging Bruce Willis. (My bet: many more. He’s looking really good for his age.)

A Go Daddy-Inspired Lesson in Smart, Sexy Grammar

If you possess both a sense of social awareness and an Internet connection, you know talk of Go Daddy’s Super Bowl commercial oozes from the Web kind of like that attention-grabbing, smooch-induced saliva leaked from Bar Refaeli and Jesse Heimanâ’s locked lips. (The buzz also oozes from websites the way your brain seeps through your ears after watching the commercial too many times.)

Writing Killer Marketing Headlines with Some Help from BuzzFeed

If you’ve ever spent time on BuzzFeed, you know the site can best be described as one giant, addictive, and amazing time suck. I follow BuzzFeed on Twitter, and when the site tweets the headline of its newest article, I click through to the article almost every time.

Magazine headline writers are heralded as the best in the field, but BuzzFeed is equally adept at composing compelling headlines.

When Grammar and Everyone’s Favorite Memes Combine

I’ve been doing a good deal of reading, writing, and editing, and being the unabashed grammar nerd I am, my eyes seem to be drawn to the grammatical mistakes in written pieces. One thing I’ve noticed is a great deal of incorrect punctuation when it comes to independent and dependent clauses. Now before everyone gets all “€œIndependent clauses? Pshaw! Dependent clauses? Pshaw!”€ on me, let me explain that the technical grammar babble isn’t really what’€™s important here.

Five Great Tools to Enhance Your Content Marketing Efforts

At the heart of your content marketing strategy should be quality, useful and up-to-date content that your audience will find interesting enough to share with friends and family. You can publish bulks of content each week to get higher search traffic, but if your readers don’t like your articles, they won’t be your fans. If they quickly leave your pages, Google will lower your rankings, so it won’t help your marketing efforts in the long run. Original content with valuable information for your prospective customers will. But you can easily lose track with all the tasks, ideas and plans you need to do. Here are five tools that can help you stay organized and improve your content marketing strategy’s results.

What Makes (and Breaks) a Blog Post

I used to abhor the idea of page limits as it applied to paper writing in high school and college. While my peers desperately tried to reach the page limit for a given paper, I fruitlessly attempted not to exceed it. Most students slapped a page of first-rate concocted nonsense on the end of their papers. The more intrepid went to such lengths as to enlarge the periods at the end of sentences to 14-point font (legend has it this can add as much as an extra page to a lengthy paper). Meanwhile, I tried to tweak margins before eventually accepting my role as slayer of sentences.

Geeking Out on Grammar: Two Commonly Confused Grammar Rules Explained

After publishing my last post on grammar, I was proclaimed by one of my siblings “a real nerd.”

This public declaration of dorkery got me thinking about nerds. While the term might have once been pejorative, the geeks of past and present pop culture have a certain je ne sais quoi about them that makes them unwittingly endearing. It might be their naiveté , their constant fumbling and bungling of social situations, or their cerebral ways. And even though nerds aren’t socially adept, many times, they prove to be the heart, soul, and brains of pop culture operations.