The letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked slightly different; however, it made the same sound it makes today, and was second in the alphabet. At that time, the shape of the letter looked like the floor plan of a house; the word “beth” meant house both in Phoenician and Hebrew.[Read more…] about A History of the Letter B and Commonly Misspelled Words
If you write, you know how important correct spelling is. Many people are excellent spellers, but the best of us sometimes misspell words. Spell checkers help, but even they can’t find every misspelled word. That’s why, over this year, I’m going to be writing posts that contain lists of commonly misspelled words. Every few weeks, I’ll publish a list for a different letter, including a little history about it, and then the list of commonly misspelled words.
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We may not realize it, but some of the phrases we use every day in our writing repetitive. Some freelance writers get so caught up in trying to reach the word count for their article or blog post that they’ll insert extra words just to get there. Others may use wordy or redundant phrases because they think they sound more authoritative. This post will provide examples of some of these wordy phrases, along with explanations of why they’re repetitive wordy.[Read more…] about Common Redundant and Wordy Phrases
I am very excited to finally have a blog on my website! I want to center my posts around topics that are pertinent to business owners who are just getting their business started. I want to publish a post at least once a week, so be sure to sign up for my list so you’ll receive them in your email. The post topics I have planned right now include:
- Free or Cheap Tools for Business Owners
- How to Set Up Your First Email List and Campaign on Mailchimp
- Free Social Media Tools for Business Owners
- How to Create a Running Total in Google Sheets
If you have any other ideas for posts you’d like to see on this blog, please comment below.