I teach my students to use ethos, pathos and logos in their writing. Ethos–author’s credibility. Pathos–emotional affect on the reader. Logos–logic and reason. With all three, a writer has a much better chance of not only gaining the reader’s attention, but also his/her respect.
With those thoughts lingering around in my head from all the lessons and lectures lately, I decided to examine my own ethos as the blogger of pinkcurlers.com. I mean who do I think I am? Writing and expecting people to read it? So, to check out my own ethos, I compiled a small list of my traits and states. Then, I realized, heck, I definitely have some ethos to throw in the mix.
I recommend making your own ethos Infographic. It was fun, reassuring and now I have a cool little mini illustration type graphic thingie to glance at if (when) I run into those all too familiar defeating self doubts. A super awesome free and user-friendly Infographic tool I use a lot (great for visual aids in presentations too) is piktochart.com.
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“Make information beautiful” is my favorite infographic design tool’s slogan. Piktochart’s phrase really conveys the core purpose of the infographic. In addition to summarizing information beautifully, the infographic is a place to insert subtle but important messages about the writing process. Small but highly supportive messages can be integrated throughout the informative image. Similar to […]