1. Tech comm podcasts roundup and survey

  2. Pages at a glance -- the importance of the first two sentences of any topic

  3. Write the Docs Podcast Episode 16: An open-source Grammarly for tech docs?

  4. How I handled data for about 10 device specifications on the same page -- the advantages of a flexible, customizable web-based framework like Jekyll

  5. New article in Simplifying Complexity series -- Iterate and increment on content following an agile approach

  6. Getting a job in API documentation -- new topics and expansions in my API doc course

  7. Strategies for learning technology -- podcast recommendation and a poll

  8. If writing is no longer a marketable skill, what is?

  9. My conflicted thoughts about the decentralized web (while taking the Census of Technical Communicators survey)

  10. The right story for tech writers to tell in a corporate blog post

  11. Articulating stories that influence product adoption (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

  12. Reciprocal knowledge networks and the iFixit Technical Writing Project -- Conversation with Guiseppe Getto

  13. Looking at the theoretical foundations for tech comm -- Conversation with Lisa Melonçon

  14. Adventures of a Techie Academic with Lightweight DITA (LwDITA): Conversation with Carlos Evia

  15. WTD Episode 15: User research, tech writer stereotypes, and conversations

  16. Teaching Technological Adaptability to Bridge the Gap (Guest post by Melonie McMichael)

  17. Combatting the "Make-It-Pretty" Philosophy: Technical Writers Fight Back (Guest post by Emily January Petersen)

  18. Results from my Academic/Practitioner Attitudes surveys now available

  19. The relationship between academics and practitioners — Podcast with Kirk St. Amant

  20. Reducing the complexity of technical language (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

  21. Random reflections on the throwaway mentality in our culture

  22. Thoughts on docs-as-code after 3 years -- it works!

  23. A short survey to measure academic/practitioner attitudes

  24. 10 ways technical writing is just like the World Cup

  25. Guest post from Una Cogavin: A Review of MadCap Flare 2018 and MadCap Central May 2018 Release

  26. Evaluating the user experience of documentation -- Podcast with Bob Watson

  27. Non-Reference Content section updated in API course

  28. Hiding Complexity -- A new Simplifying Complexity article

  29. New article in Simplifying Complexity: Reconstructing the absent user

  30. The reason I always find time to write on this blog

  31. Stoplight -- creating a single source of truth to drive the API lifecycle

  32. My site now has Algolia search integrated

  33. Replaced the previous weather API example in my API course to now use OpenWeatherAPI

  34. Do you have to relocate to an urban tech hub to find a technical writing job?

  35. Strategies from pickup basketball -- Why you shouldn't guard the worst player or focus too much on the documentation no one reads

  36. New Simplifying Complexity article on shaping information into familiar schemas, especially story

  37. A Review of the MadWorld Conference -- guest post by Jayna Locke

  38. New article on Simplifying Complexity: Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicity

  39. The math game my daughter and her friend created with Codesters

  40. What can we learn from the homogenous profiles in the Stack Overflow 2018 survey?

  41. WTD podcast episode 14: Humanizing your documentation

  42. Recording of API documentation workshop in Denver

  43. Guest post: The story behind DocToolHub, a site for finding tech comm tools

  44. Recording of Docs-as-code tools and workflows presentation

  45. Recording of STC San Francisco presentation: Beyond mere endpoint reference — the overlooked content in API documentation

  46. New article in Simplifying Complexity -- Ensuring information harmony in the larger documentation landscape

  47. Perspectives on tech comm from the VP Candidates — Q&A with Pam Brewer

  48. Perspectives on tech comm from the VP Candidates — Q&A with Ben Woelk

  49. Recording of OpenAPI and Swagger presentation (for STC and WTD San Diego)

  50. Two open-ended surveys to gauge practitioner/academic attitudes

  51. New Simplifying complexity tutorial: Discoverability through metadata

  52. New section on my site: Simplifying complexity

  53. WTD Episode 13: Postman for API development and docs — Interview with Postman Founder

  54. Recording of WTD South Bay presentation: Publishing tools for API documentation

  55. Unexpected realizations after a comprehensive review of my 2017 site metrics

  56. New STC Intercom article: How to Research What You Need to Learn to Be Successful as a Technical Writer

  57. What technical writing trends will we see in 2018?


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