Monday, October 29, 2012

Presenting Yourself as a Writer


by M. J. Joachim
Presentation matters. Formatting, designing, manipulating paragraphs and fixing up sentences may be tedious at times, but doing these things has the potential to make a huge difference in how much time people spend reading our work.

As a blogger, I take great pride in how I present my posts. Some of them are streamlined and formula specific, like this one and FlashTyme. There’s a reason for this – the content must speak for itself. Photos, pictures and other ascetic features could easily distract from the intended point.

However, Lots of Crochet Stitches and Being Catholic are enhanced by a few extras. Photo tutorials on my crochet blog make it easier for my followers to see exactly what I’m referring to in the written text; visual enrichment on my catholic blog, intensifies the reflective experience intended there.

Content is always king. Lest we never forget, the king wears a crown of glistening jewels! His majesty presents himself to a royal audience, grand and glorious – every detail matters!

It’s an attitude, really… something we express in our writing and share in our publicity of it. We either jumble up the words, bunching them together and throwing them toward our audience on our way to somewhere else, or we take extreme care in producing exactly what we want to say, in just the right way, empowering our words with how we choose to publish them. 

Do you think this is a bit of a stretch? The next time you go out in public, skip the grooming part. You’ll see what I mean in a heartbeat!

That’s all for now, good peopleJ Wishing you every success with your writing!

M. J.


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