Here are 10 quick blogging punctuation tips from Ezine Articles.
- Spacing After Punctuation: One (1) space only is required after every punctuation mark (period, exclamation mark, question mark, colon, semicolon, commas, etc.), including bullets and numbers.
- Never use Excessive Punctuation!!!!! This will not create a greater sense of urgency or strong emotion, especially in formal writing.
- Periods and commas always go inside of quotation marks. Example: “I think you are great.”
- There is never a space before a period or before a comma.
- When doing this “…” you should use only 3 dots.
- When using dashes, use two in a row. Example: Punctuation–10 Rules
- Use no spaces on either side of a hyphen. Example: We need twenty-five boxes.
- Use a question mark only after a direct question. Example: Can I ask you a question?
- Use parentheses to enclose words or figures that clarify. Example: Use only one (1) space after a punctuation mark.
- If the last word in a sentence ends in a period, do not follow it with another period. Example: I know that C.E.O. He is my boss.