The Why and What For
This web page is our chance to share with each other. The family is spread out over many miles these days and we no longer have the constant contact to know the simple things like how much you hate that one commercial they keep playing on TV, or that when you drove thru Taco Bell you only ordered one burrito, but they gave you two by accident and it was the best day of your life. Or, maybe the thing on your mind today isn’t that simple. Maybe you have been at work all day where discussions of religion, romance and politics are not allowed. We don’t have that rule here. So, go ahead and tell us about it.
Feel free to post often. Post your real feelings. Even though we were raised to be independant and to keep our personal concerns to ourselves we are still among family and that means it is safe here.
The time to practice courtesy might not be in the content of your message, but it is in the delivery of your message. Consider these tips.
- When you post always save the post and then proof read it for spelling and other errors before you publish it. The editor has a built in spell checker, and while it will catch the common mistakes it will miss others. If you aren’t sure you are using the right word use the Lookup button to check your word against the dictionary at Answers.com.
- Make the layout of your post as readable as possible. One of the most important ways to do this is to use paragraphs. Breaking up the text will make it much more appetizing. If you are making a long post consider giving a distinct heading to each section.
- Speak the same language as the rest of us. We might not be as hip to your slang or abbreviations as you think we are.
- Keep the discussion going. Revisit your post, read all of the comments and respond to them.
Next: Let’s start writing!