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So you think you can write

I love today’s blog post from Angie at 420 Creative (the fabulous designer who created this web site back in 2005). The post addresses what Angie considers one of the most frustrating parts of web design: content. Clients, she says, often drop the ball when it comes to delivering their content on time … and many of them don’t want to pay for copywriting services.

As a writer, this frustrates me as well. Writing is a skill, and it takes a lot of hard work. The ability to spell, read and use a keyboard does not make you a writer anymore than my ability to update this blog makes me an expert in web design.

Actually, it reminds me of something that happened a few months ago when I told some friends about how I wanted a web site re-design (I even posted on this blog that a new look was coming soon), but discovered that it isn’t in the budget right now. Among the comments I received? “Just DIY. It’s not hard! Anyone can do it!”

Um, no. I don’t think so. As a professional who wants to portray a polished image, this would be a ginormous mistake. Just like a non-writer attempting to write compelling content is a huge mistake.

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