Do You Have A Blogging Mentor?

Mentor: A wise and trusted counselor or teacher

Where do you go to learn how to blog better? Who do you turn to when you have a question about improving your blog? Is there someone out there who is helping direct your growth and serving as a role model? Do you have a blogging mentor?
Continue reading

TheVanBlog Wins A SEMMY

2008 SEMMY winner

I want to thank everyone who voted and helped my post Branding For Small Business And Bloggers win the SEMMY in the small business category. As I mentioned when the post was first nominated it was an honor to be included, but let’s face it, winning is better and thank you all for helping make that happen.
Continue reading

Blog Critique: Jack Robinson’s Blog On College Cram

Awhile back I mentioned a critiquing exercise I found very helpful in improving my own writing. I also offered to critique a post for anyone interested. Two people have taken me up on the offer and today I present my second blog critique, this time for Jack Robinson who posts at College Cram.
Continue reading

Blog Critique: Rudy’s Blog On College Cram

About a month ago I mentioned how one way to improve your writing is to critique someone else’s writing. I described an exercise for critiquing that I’d learned in a creative writing course a number of years ago and offered to critique a post for anyone interested. Rudy Lopes agreed to be the subject for the experiment, the result of which follows.
Continue reading

What M*A*S*H Can Teach You About Blogging

M*A*S*H: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

Early last week Ben Cook offered up some lessons on blogging using the show M*A*S*H as a backdrop for those lessons. At the end of his post Ben asked the rest of us to continue the discussion and since M*A*S*H is one of my all time favorite shows I couldn’t resist. Here are some further lessons on blogging that come from one of tv’s most watched and most loved shows.
Continue reading