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    Writing Is as Writing Does?

    First, I'm very happy to see this long overdue topic on Sitepoint. All due respects to the *Tubes in cyberspace, writing is a huge part of the web.

    At ther risk of sounding pushy, I'm suggesting a 'name' change for the topic. Copywriting is a very specific subtopic of writing for the web. Articles, how-to's, technical content are all "writing".

    I have seen lots of 'discussions' go off track over "copywriting" vs. "web content" being used interchangeably.

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    Good point. It could be cleared up with a sticky post, communicating the intent for the forum.

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    Good point, Expat. However, I think there's some virtue to keeping the word "copywriting" in whatever the new title is, simply because many people still don't know what copywriting is...
    Check out my copywriting blog at www.billhilton.biz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billhilton View Post
    Good point, Expat. However, I think there's some virtue to keeping the word "copywriting" in whatever the new title is, simply because many people still don't know what copywriting is...
    Maybe if the topic was "Copywriting / Content Writing" .. although an overlap .. it might make people ask, "What's the difference?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_expat View Post
    Maybe if the topic was "Copywriting / Content Writing" .. although an overlap .. it might make people ask, "What's the difference?"
    Good idea - definitely. Putting the two together might also reduce the number of conversations I have with people who think my job involves sitting in a small room stamping books with (c) symbols...
    Check out my copywriting blog at www.billhilton.biz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billhilton View Post
    Good idea - definitely. Putting the two together might also reduce the number of conversations I have with people who think my job involves sitting in a small room stamping books with (c) symbols...
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    Quote Originally Posted by billhilton View Post
    Good idea - definitely. Putting the two together might also reduce the number of conversations I have with people who think my job involves sitting in a small room stamping books with (c) symbols...
    Good one, BH!

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    as long as it is not written as 'User Generated Content'


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