To start off your week, why not peruse some of these lively articles in Monday’s Links Roundup? I recommend The Power of Color! for tips on how to use color to sell your products or services. And for a really creative memoir idea, take a look at The Sidewalk Memoir Project.
- The Cultural and Political Power of the Personal Memoir. “For women, and for gays, lesbians, and other minorities, simply telling the truth about the way we live can be subversive.”
- From Scroll to Screen. “Something very important and very weird is happening to the book right now: It’s shedding its papery corpus and transmigrating into a bodiless digital form, right before our eyes. We’re witnessing the bibliographical equivalent of the rapture. If anything we may be lowballing the weirdness of it all. The last time a change of this magnitude occurred was circa 1450, when Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type.”
- Five Ways to Improve Your Social Media Skills. “The sites you subscribe to and the thoughts you post define you: as a connection, a customer and even a thought leader. If you have a product or service and you are not using social media to reach out to the masses you are missing a huge opportunity.”
- 1000Memories Partners with Internet Archive to Preserve Family Stories. “1000memories.com, the online platform that allows people to collaboratively record family stories, today announced a partnership with the Internet Archive to preserve the expanding number of family stories, photos and documents on its website.”
- The Sidewalk Memoir Project. “I’m teaching an 8 a.m. session of Writing Rhetorically this semester, which is Bridgewater State’s equivalent on Writing I. You need to be a little innovative when you’re trying to hold a class’s attention that early in the morning, so here’s what we ended up doing Thursday. The exercise — which doubled as a lesson in brevity as well as audience — ended up going much better than I thought it was.”
- National Punctuation Day. “This Saturday, September 24, is National Punctuation Day. Founded by Jeff Rubin, the holiday seems readymade for copyeditors. Rubin’s site offers a few ways to celebrate his holiday, but for word professionals, the best way is to correct punctuation in your editing every day—not just on Punctuation Day—and instruct your writers on better punctuation usage. Gently, of course. Here are a few resources for punctuation lessons:”
- The Power of Color!! How do Colors Affect Purchases?[Infographic] “You know colors play a strong role in our life.Colors can psychologically influence people.Whem marketing a new product,you can use the advantage of colors and if you use it correctly you can get amazing results.”
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