As 2016 winds down, here’s a look back at the most-viewed posts in the Red Jacket Diaries over the year.
As I like to tell people, words are my business. So no surprise that I often blog about words and writing:
- Players of Scrabble and Words With Friends are always on the lookout for new words allowed in official games, and this post also shares some of the tips I’ve learned from my wily Words-playing Mom.
- The term “man-hours” prompted a look at inclusive language. Why? Because it’s 2016, and that word is still around.
- In an Olympic year, we had lots of opportunities to hear the latest Olympic jargon, like “to medal” and “to podium.”
- I used to like the word “resonate,” but it’s been over-used in so many corporate situations that it is now jargon.
- A photo caption doesn’t have to tell the whole story, but it should capture attention. Here are more caption guidelines.
I often talk about my experiences as a freelancer:
- My post aimed at those making the leap to independent/freelancing life had tips for finding and keeping clients, along with other suggestions and opinions.
- Would you call someone if you had an urgent question, or would you use email? This post looks at why some people might send an urgent message by email, and how to make sure your client/boss isn’t one of them.
- Many people share their thoughts on LinkedIn the way bloggers used to blog. This post has some suggestions for cutting through the noise that results from all those thoughts.
I also summarize interesting events I’ve attended:
- Undies and tushes and butts? Must be time to raise funds for a disease that affects an unmentionable part of the body.
- A recap of an IABC event talks about the convergence of technology and “big data.”
Thank you for stopping by, and taking the time to read and sometimes comment. See you in 2017!
The best of the blog in 2015
The best of the blog in 2014
The best of the blog in 2013
The best of the blog in 2012
The top 11 posts for freelancers in 2011