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

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

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…

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Who’s Afraid Of Outbound Links?

By Grace Hirt / May 23, 2016

“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

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,…

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

By Grace Hirt / March 3, 2016

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…

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

By Grace Hirt / February 2, 2016

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…

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