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Quality is Subjective?

Quality is Subjective?

Yep. It is. Well. Now that I’ve answered that, we can all go home early. YAY.

Ooops, I’m sorry, I’m getting a tad punchy, I think. And I do want this to be a quick post because I could blather on for days about this subject (I’ve done it before elsewhere, ya know?!).

But I won’t. Here. Today.

Quality IS subjective. Here at Persona Paper and everywhere else in your life too.

So what are they looking for at Persona Paper in terms of quality - posts, I mean? Remember I mentioned earlier that I’d visit this today?

Good grammar.
Proper spelling.
Taking care to look at your post after publishing it to see that everything looks “purty”.

Okay, I added that third one. But really , it only takes a minute to do, and I don’t know about you but I can proof a whole lot easier sometimes once it’s pubbed. Then it’s a quick jump back in to edit and it’s all spiffed up.

The subjective part comes in because everyone has their own idea about what makes a post quality...

...and I’m not talking about personal vs. informational here. We will NOT GO THERE TODAY. I said. ( myself...I didn’t even have to know I was having that conversation with me, but there it is... )

Quality for me is:

Including a picture for every post.
Bolding the title.
Using the Bold and Italic features throughout my posts to convey meaning.
Back-linking when relevant, to my posts or others
Tagging folks when relevant.
Including a signature (of sorts) at the bottom of each post.
Using hash-tags for each post.
Remembering my image credit (and yes, I’m redundant there, but within the post I hash-tag my name and that’s how I like it)

Quality is subjective. I might just be incredibly (Type A) about how I post here at Persona Paper. But I like having a bit of consistency. And I like things neat.

Does it take me a little longer to post things? Yep. Have I wasted time , a time or two, getting things just right? Maybe. Will I change the way I do things to speed up the process? Nope. Not if it means my (version of) quality takes a hit.

And I’m okay with that. Quality over quantity is how I’ve always seen it best.

Bottom Line?

Whether you are writing personal posts or informative posts, you want to make sure they are quality posts. At the least - that they are readable - good grammar and spelling - for your audience. It’ll keep them coming back for more for sure; and isn’t that the point?!

How do you see quality here at Persona Paper?



Do you BACK-LINK at Persona Paper?


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#Quality ⋅


Please Note: Anytime I offer any tips or tricks pertaining to PP, or anything else for that matter, know that all of it is just what I’ve observed as I traipse

along this life. If you have a hankering to dispute, disagree, or otherwise share your better advice, PLEASE do. I’m here to learn, same as you :)


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momathome wrote on June 25, 2014, 3:27 PM

Well, I don't do the whole post signature thing because I'm not sure how to do it. I think its neat how some people have but I don't know anything about HTML code and I know if I tried I'd probably mess it all up and with my luck, have elitecodex kicking me around because I messed up the site, lol. Some things are just better left alone, especially if you don't know what you are doing and you are messing with someone else's baby.

SandraLynn wrote on June 25, 2014, 3:32 PM

You are quite right, momathome - my sig is NOT html, just a thing I made that I copy/paste to the bottom of each post - to save time. I switch out the image info and tags as needed ;) Saves time. Not AS neat as a table but when I tried the table a couple weeks ago, I stumbled around with it. I'm happy with what I have for now! When I have time I'll play around again (maybe) with making a table ;)

kdarrell wrote on June 25, 2014, 4:20 PM

This is great advice especially for folks like me just starting out on this site. How do you tag a person?

SandraLynn wrote on June 25, 2014, 6:28 PM

kdarrell - you can do that two ways, both work differently, I believe. Tagging them is just like at another place, with the ampersand in front, no space, and then their name: & (no space)kdarrell - this will show up that I tagged you, in your recent activity. You can also use the hash tag symbol in front of a user name to highlight (link) that person #(no space)kdarrell. No punctuation surrounding the front or back of the tag at all and you are good to go :) The hash tag doesn't "tag" the person, it merely makes a tag of their name, however. So for letting someone know you tagged them, responding in comments or within a post, for example, using the ampersand and their user name, is the way to go :)

Cheers :)

inertia4 wrote on June 25, 2014, 6:57 PM

Well I am not sure how to highlight someone name here yet and not even the tags either. I just started the other day, so I need to get my bearings. I am sure I will figure it out somehow. To me quality is a post that is interesting to others. That they want to read and or comment on. I think all posts are subjective really. It all comes down to the reader for me.

LadyDuck wrote on June 26, 2014, 4:23 AM

In my opinion any kind of posts can be a quality post if the text flows and it is free of misspelled words and grammar errors. I like to read personal posts, but not repetitive posts. Quite frankly I do not like to read every morning from the same writer a "good morning" followed by the list of food eaten at breakfast, but the story of a special day is always interesting.

SandraLynn wrote on June 26, 2014, 8:25 AM

Then you've got the quality right, LadyDuck :) Exactly! All they are looking for is good grammar and good spelling. I just like to "purty" mine up ;) And we choose what we like because it's what we like to read - that is subjective! :)

SandraLynn wrote on June 26, 2014, 8:27 AM

You got it, &inertia - subjective exactly! :) As for tags, I explained that in my response right above to kdarrell and it can also be found on the FAQ page - linked at the top of every Persona Paper page :) Welcome to our slice of the internet! YAY :)

SandraLynn wrote on June 26, 2014, 8:28 AM

Oooops, inertia4 I goofed on your tag...that will happen too ;)

tinamarie wrote on June 26, 2014, 10:06 AM

Great! Thanks SandraLynn! More helpful information for me to apply to my articles. I'm always learning new things here, and it's great to be in a community that offers so much help :)

SandraLynn wrote on June 26, 2014, 10:29 AM

That's what I love, perhaps most, about here, tinamarie - the friendly helpers everywhere :) And you know me, I love doing that to a nauseating degree anyway. Stay tuned, I'll be sharing more soon :)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 14, 2014, 1:25 PM

Yay for quality! I am so tired of feeling obligated to read posts that are incomprehensible, have no punctuation, and no paragraphs. And I never figured out why someone would publish a post and then not immediately view it themselves to make sure everything looks right.