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Write Lady's Blog presents an assortment of topics about communicating, so writing is often the focus. No matter how you feel about the art of writing (some of our readers are passionate; others would rather chew nails than compose anything beyond a cryptic tex message), you'll find reader-friendly presentations with useful, easy-to-grab tips and perspectives to inspire--all to help you succeed as a communicator.    

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Sallie Boyles (The Write Lady)

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Welcome to Write Lady’s Blog!

Five Best Times to Comment

When are the best times to comment?

Experts and your own analytics can reveal great insights about ideal times to post articles, updates, images and videos relative to your content, intended audience and platform. My posing the question of when to comment takes a different approach.

Are you using the best app to achieve the right impact?

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Use the Right Word

Here's my confession:

A child of the South, I lived several years on the planet before someone pointed out that may as well was not maze well

Would you choose all the right words in my quiz, or would you experience an aha moment or two? Continue reading to pat yourself on your back or get the facts to resolve common wording errors.

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And Then There Were Crickets

Have you heard?

The world is now overrun with crickets!

The outbreak to which I’m referring neither happened overnight nor resulted from insects. Humans are the source of this pesky pandemic. Thankfully, we can reverse the trend of crickets—here, there and everywhere—by making a concerted effort to communicate when others expect to hear from us.

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No Problem

Is “No problem!” your go-to response when someone presents a problem to resolve?

Is “No problem!” your organization’s mantra?

What does that common expression say?

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Hold on to Your But

Yes, I am suggesting that you hold that but—until you hear me out. Also, before you go any further, please note the spelling with the single t!          

Indeed, but might be the logical word choice to convey a point, but is it your go-to for making excuses? Are you conveying insincerity to others?

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A Timeless Grad Gift

One of the most valuable graduation gifts I received came from a beloved high school English teacher, who took time each spring to teach her seniors how to write a proper thank-you note. By breaking the message into components, she turned what always seemed a daunting responsibility into a straightforward task. 

Passing along the essence of her instruction with my take on the matter, I offer a thank-you  how-to.

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I We You They

Which perspective should you chose—I, we, you, or they—for your communication?

The point of view—first, second or third person—sets a tone and affects how audiences relate. That’s why thoughtful writers and speakers take great pains to select the best approach and transition, when appropriate, from one voice to another smoothly.

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Crossing Paths or Connecting

Do you often feel like you can’t connect even though you’re face to face with someone?

Consider comparisons between different approaches to questions and statements in terms of how each one potentially sets the tone and the direction of a communication. 

Roo (left) and Penny (right), best friends and Duluth Animal Hospital (Duluth, Georgia) mascots, also wanted to inspire you!


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The Unguarded Purse

She said what?

Through the ages, individuals have been spitting out news and opinions, only to regret their words. Thanks to today’s technology, one careless communication—whether purposely said or unintentionally leaked—can be impossible to clean up and contain.

A recent encounter I had with a stranger illustrates what typically happens when too much information is revealed.

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Face-to-Face with a Liar

He misremembered. She misspoke.

Despite the countless euphemisms for intentionally stating what one knows is not true, a lie is a lie—plain and simple.

Recently, a woman uttered such a bold-faced lie to me that I ended up laughing. Her words and actions were just so absurd.  

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