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5. February 2006, 20:32

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Für ein besseres Bloggen…

…gibt es bestimmte Regeln, die man befolgen sollte.

Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.

Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.

It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

Avoid cliches like the plague (they’re old hat).

Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.

Be more or less specific.

Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.

No sentence fragments.

One should NEVER generalize.

Don’t use no double negatives.

One-word sentences? Eliminate.

Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.

Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth-shaking ideas.

Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

Who needs rhetorical questions?

(via Rook's Rant)

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