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October 3, 2006

New lessons and old lessons

"The web spirit is openess. By linking to the rest of the web,you show that you have some trust in those other sites, and suggest that your own site is trustworthy."

There was an emphasis on linking in this chapter. I liek how the book showed before and after examples of how to build up a good link. I never thought of how a link itself could get a user to think about your site and what it represents so much. I guess if you make your link correctly then it should meet the users needs and want them to go to other sites to explore the subject further. Links are information that can lead to more information if used the right way. I also found it interesting that the book told you to give credit where credit is due, and how to outbound link correctly to someone elses work.
I found chapter 8 to be kind of a lesson i have already learned. It just explained how to build a paragraph and write
an article correctly. It was nice to see the pyramid again and how it explains where to put the lead, key facs, and details.

Posted by RachelPrichard at October 3, 2006 2:53 PM


Thanks for the tips for coding you put on my blog,Rachel. I recognize this writing style we're studying as similar to what we learned in newswriting to. It just goes to show that things we sometimes have a hard time learning really do help in the real world.

Posted by: Erin at October 3, 2006 8:57 PM

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