Amy Gahran’s blog Contentious is a must read for those of us in the communication business. Want to learn to write better; she has a tip or a link. Want to disseminate your work to the world via RSS or webfeeds, as she calls them? You got it. She has great, well thought out advice.
Given how much of the Internet (or internet) is splattered with blogs really about nothing substantial (Friends and Seinfeld fans quit whining), Gahran’s site in comparison is absolutely rich. If you are interested please sign up for her popular weekly newsletter. I have. There is something in there for everyone. The weekly ‘grab bag’ is my personal favorite.
The week of August 20, for instance, Amy’s ‘grab bag’ included a link to Acronym Finder, a useful tool if you are trying to figure out what UNHCR stands for and the library is closed for the day. Click on the link to find out what it stands for.
For writers, Amy had links to Elizabeth Brenner Danzinger, her favorite writing coach and author of a book on practical writing advice called Get to the Point. Thanks to Amy, I have now subscribed to a monthly intallment of writing tips, called Writamins by Ms. Danzinger. I’ll share them with you just as soon as I get them in my inbox.