Collaborative Posts Q&A

Kristi Leach interviewed me for a quick Q&A about the occasional collaborative posts that I do on this site. You can read the interview on Kristi’s site, Why Tech Comm. Here’s an excerpt:

When I was deciding on a format for my workshop, Grassroots Documentation Testing, I thought of Tom Johnson’s collaborative posts on his blog, IdRatherBeWriting.com. In collaborative posts, Tom poses a question to his readers (who include many seasoned and successful technical communicators), and they respond with advice in the comments. Read the rest here.

Speaking of collaborative posts, does anyone have a question he or shewould like me to use as the next collaborative post?

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By Tom Johnson

I'm a technical writer working for the 41st Parameter in San Jose, California. I'm interested in topics related to technical writing, such as visual communication, API documentation, information architecture, web publishing, JavaScript, front-end design, content strategy, Jekyll, and more. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

  • http://jobs.poewar.com John Hewitt

    I have a bit of a question, especially for the veterans like myself. One of the problems I’ve had to combat over the years has been boredom/burnout — that feeling you get either when you’ve been on the same project for too long or a you’re on new project that just feels like exactly what you’ve been working on for years. How do you breath life into work that you’ve done many, many times before?

    • http://idratherbewriting.com Tom Johnson

      John, this is an excellent question. I’ll use it for the next collaborative post. I think there’s a good starting point in the response Michael Hobren left on a previous post. One must constantly evolve. Isn’t there some fun and excitement in evolution?

  • http://www.latin.x14.eu latin

    [MARKED AS SPAM BY ANTISPAM BEE | CSS Hack]
    Great blog! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is excellent, let alone the content!

  • http://www.ebusinessforbeginners.com/blogging-for-a-living/?affid=0813 Mobile Blogger

    Is anybody else feeling worried about all the commotion around the globe? It feels the only place I find peace is in the bible.