This writing sprint, begun on April 22, 2011 was part of Collaborvention 2011: The Computers and Writing Unconference (see http://computersandwriting.org/collaborvention-2011-home).
This is a resource for students, professionals, basically anyone interested in improving their online writing.
In addition to the HTML version currently available, over the next couple of weeks, Writing Spaces will release print-friendly PDF and EPUB versions of the text for use with ebook readers for iOS and Android devices.
Like other Writing Spaces projects, Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons license, so you're free to use it in your classes if you're a teacher. If that's the case, the creators of the Style Guide would love to hear about your plans for using it with students.
I read one of the essays in the guide titled "Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web" by Alex Reid. Here's an excerpt: "This essay is addressed to the composition student interested in pursuing blogging. It provides some history and technical background on the weblog. It discusses rhetorical strategies for getting started and finding success as a blogger. Finally, it offers some tips for designing your blog site and connecting your blog with the other social media applications you use."
If you've been playing around with the idea of starting a blog focused on one of your interests (art, music, knitting, yoga, dogs or cats, politics, permaculture, computers and technology, global climate change, entertainment, popular culture, comedy, video gaming, on and on), this short essay might be a good launching pad for you. It includes a list of the top 25 blogs as of June 2010. As the saying goes, jump in--the water's fine!