GREAT WRITING is THE recipe for powerful, impactful success in all social media.
Here are my fav sites for this (and please share yours in the comments):
FIRST, check out digital writing 101 which focuses on core principles of digital rhetoric. Author Amy Goodloe is an educator who believes that “Digital environments have fundamentally changed the way people read and communicate. ” and that to communicate effectively in digital environments we need to move beyond the skills for “using mediums that are relics of the pre-digital world“. I agree with her and am thankful for her site, which includes this hand-out on writing rhetorically aware blog posts and these recommendations for resources on writing for the web.
Another thorough resource, also focused on online writing, is copyblogger, offering many resources, including this free free ebook on SEO copy writing tips and secrets (and it actually is free — you don’t even have to give out your email address). Check out the impressive credentials of founder Brian Clark and you will be confident that you are learning from the best.
Finally, I must mention the authoritative, well-organized resources at The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) — an invaluable guide for mechanics, grammar, visual rhetoric, the writing process, and more.
Any advice? Tips? Resources?