Top10As another year winds to an end, here are the top 10 posts readers found the most interesting on the Red Jacket Diaries over the past 12 months:

  1. Some great examples of expressive writing I’ve run across this year, including terms like “tunefulness and chewability” and “cowpats.”
  2. Here’s why you want to blog, including the fact that you’ll get more traffic and leads.
  3. Some helpful tips to fine-tune your LinkedIn profile. You do have a LinkedIn profile, don’t you?
  4. How to use social media to find clients and build relationships.
  5. If you’re on the hamster wheel struggling to keep up, read this reminder about why you need balance.
  6. Why should people buy from you? Make sure your website helps seal the deal.
  7. Fight for readability in your newsletters and other material with five easy fixes.
  8. Summarizing Twitter conversations helps people get up to speed after the fact; here are some do’s and don’ts to, er, get it write/right.
  9. Asked to write about a potentially boring topic? Here are three secrets to spin straw into gold.
  10. If you’re writing for the web, here are some tips to help you deal with impatient readers.

Thanks for reading!

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