Podcast -- Blogging for Technical Communicators Webinar (Part 1)
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Length: 30 min.
This podcast is a recording of the Blogging for Technical Communicators webinar that I gave to the STC-Rocky Mountain chapter on February 19, 2009. I split the recording into two parts due to length. This first half covers the following four topics:
- The Blog as an Expected Format
- Why Bother to Blog?
- Search Engine Optimization: The #1 Perceived Value of Blogging
- The Most Difficult Part of Blogging: Generating Content Regularly
Here's the accompanying PowerPoint visual.
Note: After you listen to Part 1, be sure to continue to Part 2.
Links Mentioned in the Webinar
At some point during the webinar (either first or second part) I mentioned the following sites. Here are links to each:
- Writer River
- All in One SEO pack WordPress plugin
- Self-hosted WordPress
- Freely hosted WordPress
- Sharon Burton's Blog
- Stumble Upon
- WordPress Consulting
- Zyblog Social plugin
- John Hewitt's Poewar.com
- WordPress Weekly
- Google Reader
- Penelope Trunk, The Brazen Careerist, "How to build a career as an artist"
- Poewar's series on his career as a technical communicator
- The Content Wrangler
- What would Seth Godin do plugin
- ITauthor podcast
- Where to find cool looking WordPress themes
- What plugins to use
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About Tom Johnson
I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical communication — Swagger, agile, trends, learning, plain language, quick reference guides, tech comm careers, academics, and more. I'm interested in simplifying complexity, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture and findability, and more. If you're a technical writer of any kind (progressional, transitioning, student), be sure to subscribe to email updates using the form above. You can learn more about me here. You can also contact me with questions.