1. Some advice if you're just starting out your technical writing career

  2. Systems thinking: Limits to Growth, Complex Cause and Effect, and Shifting the Burden (Trends to follow or forget)

  3. From smartphones to Netflix: moving past plateaus in growth

  4. Driving without GPS — the desire to be free and in control

  5. Spatial and scientific reasoning from wayfinding

  6. Wayfinding requires you to be present in the world

  7. Wayfinding -- finding my way without GPS

  8. Systems thinking and developer portals (Trends to follow or forget)

  9. Random notes on recovering the lost art of reading

  10. Blobr API portal (API doc topic)

  11. The impact of technical diversity on documentation -- epiphanies on a trip to IKEA (Trends to follow or forget)

  12. Technical diversity/pluralism/fragmentation in tech comm (Trends to follow or forget)

  13. Six weeks in -- returning to smartphone (but not as before)

  14. Review of What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr

  15. My Commute Seattle Spotlight

  16. One month in without a smartphone -- growing doubts about the value of technology in general

  17. More developments on my journey away from smartphones — a sudden interest in classical music?

  18. Review of Peter Norton's Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving

  19. First experiences in moving away from smartphones

  20. My initial rules and reasons for intentional smart phone use

  21. My awakening moment about how smartphones fragment our attention span

  22. Docs as Code (Trends to follow or forget)

  23. Inline ads -- updated advertising offerings

  24. Keynote presentation to STC India 2022 (Trends to follow or forget)

  25. Remote work (Trends to follow or forget)

  26. Git and GitHub (Trends to follow or forget)

  27. API documentation (Trends to follow or forget)

  28. Every page is page one (Trends to follow or forget)

  29. Marcom and tech comm (Trends to follow or forget)

  30. Scrum (Trends to follow or forget)

  31. Let's Talk Docs podcast -- episode on measuring API documentation quality

  32. The History of Content -- Content Components podcast with Patrick Bosek and Sarah O'Keefe

  33. Preparing for technical writing jobs and interviews -- posts from Aaron Redshaw

  34. Content strategy (Trends to follow or forget)

  35. DITA (Trends to follow or forget)

  36. WordPress and web CMSs (Trends to follow or forget)

  37. Quick reference guides (Trends to follow or forget)

  38. Screencasting (Trends to follow or forget)

  39. Faceted filtering (Trends to follow or forget)

  40. Wikis and crowdsourcing (Trends to follow or forget)

  41. Help authoring tools (HATs) and single-sourcing (Trends to follow or forget)

  42. Intro to the series: Trends to follow or forget

  43. [Podcast] Become a technical writer: conversation with Bobby Kennedy about the technical writing courses he offers

  44. My multimodal commuting strategies

  45. Archbee product review -- first look at a new online platform for writing and managing documentation

  46. Part 6: The newsletter as the social content of corporations

  47. MEGAComm recording: How to increase awareness of tech comm inside corporate walls

  48. Updated Metrics and Measurement section in API course to remove scoring aspect

  49. Results of the survey about fizzled trends: Every trend is still with us

  50. Survey about documentation trends that fizzled (one-minute survey)

  51. Webinar recording of 'Using MadCap Flare to Generate API Documentation'

  52. Part 5: More specifics about finding a focus

  53. Part 4: Creating engaging content: A balance of interests

  54. Part 3: Five basics for building an audience on the web

  55. Part 2: Initial attempts and failures with workplace content

  56. Part 1: Introduction to influence on the web

  57. Themes from 2021: working from home and podcasting

  58. Site analytics for 2021 -- a few observations and reflections

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