8 Tips to Improve Your Writing Style

April 30, 2008 by aaron
Your writing style is your voice on the internet. Do you speak like James Earl Jones or Napoleon Dynamite? Remember that your words on the page are all that stand between you and your reader. They should catch the reader’s eye and draw them in. The following tips will help you improve your writing style. Find your voice. While styles grow and mature over time, there should always be some continuity in your writing.
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WordPress 2.5 is out, and WordPress.org is dressed to match.

April 29, 2008 by aaron
New and shiny WordPress.org for a new and shiny version of WordPress. This website is officially not running beta software now, so yay! [geek]I upgraded after it was released for only 10 – 30 minutes. That has to be a record.[/geek]

Are you shutting down for Earth Hour?

April 28, 2008 by aaron
Earth hour, which takes place on March 29th at 8:00 P.M. your local time, is an event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness of the dire ((Hyperbole much? Yes and no. My view of climate change is: if we want to kill ourselves slowly, let’s go ahead and do it.)) threat of climate change. What do you have to do? Nothing much, just turn your lights off for an hour when 8pm rolls around.
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Wordsworth and Keats: For the birds.

April 27, 2008 by aaron
Wordsworth and Keats both wrote poems about birds, and both imbue their birds with a mystical nature, but where Keats sees the bird as a representation of a better life, Wordsworth sees it as a mysterious presence that represents the disembodied spirit of nature. In Wordsworth’s “To the Cuckoo” he never sees his cuckoo and had long since stopped looking for it, so the bird had become a spirit that represents the rest of nature, and like the daffodils it transcends itself.
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Failings of American Education system.

April 23, 2008 by aaron
Many people feel that outsourced jobs are a problem in American; however, it is just a reflection of the failings of the American education system. For several generations, America was a technological leader, and this technology created what are essentially low-leveled white-collar jobs such as telemarketing, informational technology, computer programming, and other support services. While America was the technological leader, these jobs were the source of revenue for the middle class as they moved away from the factory-type jobs.
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