1. What the Default Mode Network (DMN) and Task Positive Network (TPN) modes of the brain teach us about focus

  2. Two examples where high-level overviews are essential: Macbeth and Elon Musk

  3. Pulling readers through long documents

  4. Stoplight tutorial update -- practically every screenshot updated

  5. Podcast about Archbee -- a new documentation tool with a block-based editor, API publishing capability, content re-use, and more

  6. From monkey mind to calm, ordered consciousness -- even outside of flow? Wrestling with Csikszentmihalyi's assumptions about psychic entropy

  7. Applying Csikszentmihalyi's psychology of flow to the writing of technical documentation

  8. How to move from focus sessions to flow sessions

  9. Attempting to write a Life of a [something] narrative

  10. 'Putting together things': Articulating a thesis about the effects of hyper-specialization on documentation

  11. Techniques for deep work from Cal Newport

  12. Expanding from cross-product newsletters to a book club and site

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

  14. Systems thinking: Limits to Growth, Complex Cause and Effect, and Shifting the Burden

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

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

  17. Spatial and scientific reasoning from wayfinding

  18. Wayfinding requires you to be present in the world

  19. Wayfinding -- finding my way without GPS

  20. Systems thinking and developer portals

  21. Random notes on recovering the lost art of reading

  22. Blobr API portal (API doc topic)

  23. The impact of technical diversity on documentation -- epiphanies on a trip to IKEA

  24. Technical diversity/pluralism/fragmentation in tech comm

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

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

  27. My Commute Seattle Spotlight

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

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

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

  31. First experiences in moving away from smartphones

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

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

  34. Docs as Code

  35. Inline ads -- updated advertising offerings

  36. Keynote presentation to STC India 2022

  37. Remote work

  38. Git and GitHub

  39. API documentation

  40. Every page is page one

  41. Marcom and tech comm

  42. Scrum

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

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

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

  46. Content strategy

  47. DITA

  48. WordPress and web CMSs

  49. Quick reference guides

  50. Screencasting

  51. Faceted filtering

  52. Wikis and crowdsourcing

  53. Help authoring tools (HATs) and single-sourcing

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

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

  56. My multimodal commuting strategies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  64. Part 5: More specifics about finding a focus

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

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

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

  68. Part 1: Introduction to influence on the web

  69. Themes from 2021: working from home and podcasting

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

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