Revamp Your Print Habits For Web Writing
Approach blogging with an updated mindset by mastering these habits from former print writers
August 4, 2009
Making the transition from print to blogs requires mastering a new style of communication and approaching your work with an updated mindset.
Many successful bloggers took their traditional habits and remade them to fit the Web. Take Politico's Ben Smith, for instance: He built on habits honed during his days at The Wall Street Journal
and New York Sun
to refine his approach to blogging.
So did Jay Rosen, a media critic whose work has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and who currently blogs at PressThink.org. "The things that are similar are tiny," said Rosen, "and the things that are different are huge."
Here, three journalists who've made the jump from print to Web offer seven strategies for competing online....
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