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Monday, February 25, 2013

Format Your Content for Easy Sharing—Just 4 Doable Steps | Nancy Schwartz, Getting Attention

Many of my posts in this blog are built on comments and information in other websites, online articles, and blogs. I've developed a method for myself for excerpting sections of those sources when I want to refer to them in my blog (besides linking to them).

But Schwartz provides useful advice in her blog for making that step as easy as possible--whether you're working for nonprofit, public or private organizations.

She writes:

[C]opying and pasting leads the way as THE most common way your people share information too. So make it easy for your people to remember and share your messages.
I need to make sure *I* also format my blog posts to help other people easily cut and paste from them.

Of course, for anyone who's copying and pasting text from one site to another--or to a printed document--proper attribution and use of quotation marks or other formatting technique is essential. Plagiarizing is easy on the Web, but it's still a bad idea, to say the least.

The Schwartz article is featured today, Feb. 25, in my daily online paper, Garbl's Good Cause Communications, available at the Nonprofit Communications tab above and by free email subscription.

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