Why I Still Use LibreOffice

How Does LibreOffice Stack Up Against Microsoft and Apache OpenOffice? Back in August of 2013, I began an experiment. Although I had used Microsoft Word on both Macs and PCs for over 25 years, I wanted to see if LibreOffice [...]

How Do I Start a Blog?

There Is an Easy Answer, and a Longer Answer In the past few weeks I’ve received several LinkedIn messages from connections asking for help in starting a blog. Unfortunately, asking “How do I start a blog?” is like asking “How [...]

Painfully Waiting for Spring

Ennui in the Snow & an Anniversary There is an unusually painful and impatient expectation of Spring this year in the hills of northern New Jersey. Last week a nor’easter dropped about eighteen inches of snow on the area, plunging [...]

Writing Hacks for Beginners (and Others)

A collection of writing hacks and tips for beginning (and most other) writers.

A Rambling Remembrance of Typewriters

A Blogger Goes into Full Nostalgia Mode Typewriters have a special niche in the history of technology. Many of us of certain age have a fond memory of using typewriters of various types before the technological upheaval of personal computers [...]

OneNote and Evernote, Which is Better for You?

What Type of Digital Notebook User Are You? (Part 4 of a Series) In the final part of our series comparing OneNote and Evernote, we look at which program is best for you based on the strengths of each program. [...]

Comparing OneNote and Evernote Web Clippers

This post is third in a series (started last month) comparing OneNote and Evernote, the two most useful digital notebooks. Both programs support web clippers: pieces of software you can install in your web browser, designed to help you select [...]

OneNote and Evernote Compared, Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed how OneNote and Evernote share many of the same purposes. Today we’ll look at the main differences between the programs, their user interfaces, and the strengths of each program. Recent Changes to Evernote In [...]

OneNote and Evernote: Which is Best for You?

Part 1 – Basic Overview and Similarities Whether you run a business, are planning a trip, hosting a party, or writing an article, you need to collect and keep track of a lot of information. Two popular tools to store [...]

23 Ways Writers Can Deal with Chaos

Creativity Tools for the (Dis)organized Writer Ideas are messy things. For most people, they tend to pile up in corners and under the bed like dust bunnies. For writers, though, they feel more like stampeding cattle. In order for writers [...]

7 Steps to Mastering List Articles

Improve Your Blog and Build Readership with Lists Part 6 of Blogging 101 Is there a writer anywhere who never made a list? A shopping list? A task list? A list of points to make in a blog article or [...]

How to Blog with Curation

Sharing the Web With Others, Link by Link Part 5 of Blogging 101 A couple of weeks ago I was confronted by the fact that I was completely wrong about content curation on the web! Or, more accurately, I was [...]