Grace Hirt

At Verblio, I help our wonderful freelance writer base submit the best possible content to our customers. I love nothing more than delving into exciting subjects like when to use an em dash versus a colon versus a semicolon, and why, for Pete's sake, you should use the Oxford comma. Ask me about why "they" is a perfectly acceptable singular pronoun!

Lessons From BlogMutt I’ll Use Teaching

By Grace Hirt / June 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

First, the bad news: tomorrow is my last day working at BlogMutt. 🙁

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Stop Using Commas In These Places

By Grace Hirt / June 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

As we’ve demonstrated numerous times on this blog, we are a tad obsessed with commas. We can’t help it: we’re obsessed with good writing, and bad comma usage detracts from good writing. It’s the hardest punctuation mark to master, and the most important.

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Who’s Afraid Of Outbound Links?

By Grace Hirt / May 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

“Why would I include links to other sites in my blog posts? I worked hard for that traffic—why would I want to send it elsewhere?”

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Tend Your Garden: The Benefits of Blogging for Business

By Grace Hirt / April 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

A couple of weekends ago, I went to a spring celebration at a local organic farm in Boulder. It was beautiful: happy pigs and turkeys and hens roaming the fields, tomato seedlings in the greenhouse, little kids getting their faces painted while their parents sipped Colorado wine. Totally idyllic. This tranquil scene, of course, belies…

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Lesson from the Colorado Caucus Cluster: Productivity Tools Could Save Democracy

By Grace Hirt / March 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

On Tuesday evening, I headed for a middle school a few minutes from my house here in Boulder to caucus for a Democratic political candidate. I was excited to see democracy in action, and interested in what the scene would be like because I’ve never lived in a caucus state before. My excitement quickly turned to frustration…

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3 Lessons from “The X-Files” to Make Your Business Blog Better

By Grace Hirt / February 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Mulder and Scully are back in action. We’re halfway through Fox’s six-episode reboot of “The X-Files,” which has prompted general euphoria amongst both lifelong fans and those of us who just discovered last year that all nine original seasons of the show are on Netflix. No matter which camp you fall into (or even if you were one of…

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