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
About Tom Johnson
I'm a technical writer based in the Seattle area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.