“1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. 2. Never use a long word where a short one will do. 3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. 4. Never use the passive where you can use the active. 5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. 6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.”—After David Ogilvy’s now-infamous 10 tips on writing and Henry Miller’s 11 commandments of writing, here comes a list of rules for writers from George Orwell circa 1946.
Tumblr now offers Pinned posts for $5
Tumblr users may have noticed a somewhat annoying little red pin on their Dashboard a few minutes ago. If you click the red pin, it goes away - yay! - but wait - it returns if you leave the dash and come back, or refresh the page. It’s a Pinned post, which is a new way that Tumblr is offering users to highlight their posts to get more exposure.