RE: I'm concerned ...

Subject: RE: I'm concerned ...
From: "Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>, "'Christensen, Kent'" <lkchris -at- sandia -dot- gov>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 13:27:57 -0500

Kent Christensen is concerned about the quality of posts on TECHWR-L. Can't
say I blame him; I've been hitting the delete key a lot myself lately.
Probably my surly nature.

Moreover, his suggestions seem to me to have merit. There are additional
threads we could explore beyond those of helping each other with tool
questions and grinding the axes we keep handy for quiet moments in our own
work.

Here are some threads Mr. Christensen suggested for our consideration:

> Write Good Copy
> Writing Like a Tough Guy
> .. get someone in your office with a feel for language to look over your
> work
> The most important part of an article or site section is the beginning
> One technique upon which the jury is still out is whether to split a
> longer
> article into two or more parts
> Hit it With All You've Got
>
There was more to the post, which I'm sure many of you have read and will
comment on. What I would like to suggest is that every thread needs a
stimulator. We do have our share. It seems to me that it would be more
useful to take a topic a week and compose a thread-starter for the group to
consider rather than to merely criticize us for what we don't discuss.

I look forward to seeing what good stuff the critics would like to present
to the assembled multitudes. (Right now, I'm going off to read about
"Effective Writing For The Web."

Tom Murrell





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