5 Interesting Links for 2-24-2012

Grammar

While not every item on this list matches current dictionaries (I had to look up the last one for something I was editing and learned the dictionaries had caved ;)), this is a good summary of similar words that are often misunderstood and misused:
http://litreactor.com/columns/20-common-grammar-mistakes-that-almost-everyone-gets-wrong

Inspiration

A saying combined with somewhat related photos offer up a photo fortune, and story ideas to the visually oriented:
http://bighugelabs.com/fortune.php

Programming

A good summary of key things to look at with your website design. It’s given me a couple things to think about, such as a site map, though I do not agree with the need for framing if it implies iframes, but if it’s referring to having consistent access to the menu and a cohesive look produced by divs or other good coding practices, I agree wholeheartedly.
http://www.serpholic.co.uk/10-website-design-mistakes/

Promotion

For those who like paper, here’s a useful planner format for organizing and tracking your blogging:
http://www.betweenuandme.com/2012/01/19/blog-planner-printables/

Science

As someone who started out with the dream of being a paleontologist, this article caught my eye from the start, but it’s not just sensationalism. Besides giving a quick overview of the necessary steps, and not easy ones at that, the end of the article points to ways you can volunteer for a dinosaur dig:
http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1707-how-dig-up-dinosaur.html

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6 Responses to 5 Interesting Links for 2-24-2012

  1. Loved the planner format for organizing and tracking my blogging. I’ve just begun blogging again and totally revamped my site, so it’s all new and exciting for me.

  2. Linda says:

    Language evolves, so, while the grammarian may be correct, I’m sure that some of his “errors” will eventually show up in the dictionary as alternate meanings. Language usage, as opposed to language rules, is how we get contradictory meanings for the same word or two opposite words with the same meaning. I tend, when not writing formal papers, to just go with common usage. Thus, while I edit emails, internet posts, etc. I don’t worry about it to that point of nitpickiness. (According to the spellchecker, “nitpickiness” isn’t actually a word. But it says what I mean, so I’m leaving it in. lol)

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      You rebel you :). And yes, I wept the day that the dictionaries caved on hopefully, but everyone else was relieved that their bad habit had become legit.

  3. Loved the grammar list. Can’t tell you how many politicians have used less when they meant fewer in the last couple of weeks. Especially when I see combinations like “less people attended the rally” I get a laughable image of people missing parts.

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