Content marketing has fascinated me ever since I learned about sites like SiteSell, CopyBlogger, and HubSpot, which I have consulted in my day job promoting a specialty printing company. Inspired by these, I have started two personal blogs with WordPress.com: this one, which (alas) I haven’t posted to in more than two years, and another … Continue reading WordPress community and SEO
Nip it where?
Situation While walking through a cafeteria earlier this week I overheard a woman say to another, "we have to nip it in the butt." But I don't think that was what she really meant. Question I shared this story with my wife during our New Year's walk. She wondered how people can mangle expressions into … Continue reading Nip it where?
God bless us, each and every single one of us
Situation I recently posted a family photo to Facebook with the caption "God bless us, every one." But I originally had written "everyone." Question I searched online for this expression, attributed to Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," and noticed most results showed "everyone" as two words, not one. At first I thought … Continue reading God bless us, each and every single one of us
All she needed to say
Situation My wife and I were enjoying our motel's breakfast buffet the morning after this year's Keene (N.H.) Pumpkin Festival, which we had attended with three other couples. As one of our friends, carrying a plate of food, passed behind my place at the table on her way to her seat, I began to move … Continue reading All she needed to say
Department of Redundancy Department
Situation On the day before Thanksgiving I received an email from "Today on Twitter" (email@example.com). The subject line read: "#Ferguson: Protesters flood streets across U.S. as dismay spreads coast to coast, officer Darren Wilson breaks silence for the first time" Question A sad and tragic story, obviously. Yet the last part caught my attention: "breaks silence … Continue reading Department of Redundancy Department