Here’s another great set of posts that explore and unpack some of the dimensions of writing with respect. Like the first 10 I shared with you here, they don’t talk directly about respect, but get you thinking about respect for:
The power of your own writing (and publishing) voice
As a citizen publisher, this is what I seek to do online and off in my writing-whether writing a lesson plan, posting a blog, or engaging in dialogue with like minded learners, I know that my voice matters.
Your critical faculties as a blog reader and internet consumer
At the Parting Place the Charlatans traded brightly colored boxes of air for currency from every nation. The followers oohed and aahed about their purchase and declared it as The Answer. Everyone believed because how could so many people be wrong. The Charlatans made boxes of every size and even gave away free bonuses and as word spread the valley filled with people eager to buy air.
Karen Swim looks into the future of life on the internet: will we follow blindly or learn to trust our own critical faculties? Find out what happens at Truth or Madness Monday at Words for Hire
The language you chose to use
“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.” – Winston Churchill
Sara gets you thinking about your vocabulary and the bigger picture on Simple Sunday at On Simplicity
Your choice of words to make all your readers feel welcome, and included
Exclusive language sets up a hierarchy, that lifts a speaker or writer above others. While higher social status leads to health for some, on the other side, folks who feel stressed by exclusion frequently experience high rates of cardiovascular and depression/anxiety-like syndromes.
Check out some practical tips from Robyn McMaster on how to use language to break down barriers and include all your readers – with a fascinating follow-on conversation in the comment box
Write Inclusively To Welcome All from Robyn McMaster at Brain Based Biz
People on the other side of your social media ‘conversations’
Have you ever known someone who had an almost uncanny ability to insert themselves into every verbal transaction? I once worked with a woman like that. She even managed to make the introduction of a guest speaker all about herself, going into detail–irrelevant detail–about some vague connection she had with the speaker.
Conversations take natural turns and wander away from the topic at hand; that’s normal ebb and flow. Taking over someone else’s comment thread, however, or purposely diverting it in another direction, amounts to hijacking.
I hope you enjoy exploring these thought provoking posts.