- Semicolons: Don’t do it.
They don’t really mean anything, theoretically they can be used between two related independent clauses. But why not use a period then? They are confusing for you and the reader. Just don’t do it.
- “Keep punctuation within quotation marks.”
- However keep punctuation outside of parenthesis (like this).
Don’t over use them though.
- Hyperlinks are just polite at this point.
Use hyperlinks instead of just dropping a link in your text. This looks better than this https://webpublishingtips.wordpress.com.
- Commas are like opinions, everybody has one.
There is a debate on the Oxford Comma and whether it should be used. I am a supporter of the comma and disagree with content factory. For why I am right see this buzzfeed article.
Don’t break these rules and your writing won’t be the worst, like people who don’t use the Oxford Comma.