If you have a home portal and are looking into writing as a living. I’d suggest adding a word of the day to your portal. I use NetVibes as my portal and it was actually hard for me to find a decent word of the day as they apparantly didn’t have any in their list of content.
I had to do a google on “word of the day” and am currently using Merriam-Webster’s service and added that to Netvibes. That’s part of the reason I like Netvibes, not only can you rearrange stuff and add what you want, but you can also go find newsfeeds and put them in manually if netvibes doesn’t actually have it themselves. I only chose to have 1 word entry. The little entry doesn’t do exactly as I want but it’ll do. I actually wanted the definiton of the word to be on the page, but instead i have to hover over the word to get the definition. It works but is more work for me which I never like.
Today’s word is Prescind, which essentially means to detach in purposes of thought. I heard a long time ago that if you use your word three times in the day that the word is yours forever. I don’t generally agree with that after having a horrible time remembering Spanish words no matter how hard I try, but it can’t hurt to do so. So this is my first use of it hehe, a little bit of a cheat=P But I honestly don’t know how I’m gonna use this in every day vocabularly. When it all comes down to writing though, the more words that I can get in my vocabulary, the better a writer I will be because I will have more tools at hand to write.