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Blog entry by PJ72 posted 02-22-2014 12:41 PM 1482 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I wrote my first blog about a series of shop upgrades that I have been working on recently. A friend kindly pointed out to me that my blog was hard to read, hard to follow, and needed more descriptive pictures.

This was very good constructive feed back. When I returned to the blog I found a solid mass of text with no interspersed pictures, no paragraphs and no style. It really was a very difficult read.

In the interest of self improvement and a little bit of shame, I re-edited the blog series (Hyperlinks below). Any and all feedback on the quality, or lack there of, would be appreciated and may help me spare the LJ community from any more ”Really Terrible Blogs”.

Season of Shop Upgrades
Table Saw Out Feed
Cross Cut Sled
Zero Clearance Inserts
Planer Sled

-- PJ

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 01:33 PM

Don’t worry about it. Most of what I do is terrible!

People like pictures and video. Use lots of them. If you have a lot to write, break it up into short paragraphs. Long blocks of text are intimidating to a lot of people.

Proof read at least twice, and then have someone else proof read it if you can. Nothing can ruin a good article faster than poor spelling and punctuation.

Write about something YOU like, in YOUR own style. It will show in the final result.

Have fun!

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 04:20 PM

You have heard from the master.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 04:34 PM

Many of us are better woodworkers that writers. Welcome.

-- Bryan

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 05:17 PM

AH, PICTURES. I like pictures. I reread a few of the blogs and I get a better understanding of your processes. Luckily I have a jointer! That is a lot of work. Looking forward to future projects.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 05:59 PM

Well done! Nicely organized and easy to read with excellent pictures. Very informative.

Keep up the great work. Oops I forgot . . . you have a fabulous shop!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 11:01 PM

Having worked quite a few woodworkers in the past I know that many are NOT going to do a good job at communticating their ideas and skills. I took English 101 twice in college and still did poorly. I don’t like reading instructions and barely look at pictures. Yeh, I get embarrassed quite often.
It makes me wonder how much great information is out there and is not relayed to others.

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 04:31 AM

Thanks for all the great comments and feedback. This first blog session has been a fun learning experience. LJ’s is awesome; we get to meet new friends from all over the world and see what they are up to in their workshops. It just adds a whole new dimension to a really fun hobby.

-- PJ

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