Category Archives: Blogging

My WordPress 2014 in review

Due to my being a full time technical writer and PhD student, I didn’t have as much time as previous years to write blog posts. Additionally, I have found that the LinkedIn Pulse posts are more convenient for shorter, industry-related articles, but that is another discussion.

WordPress.com prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2014. Your writing has staying power!

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ferswriteshoe 2013 blog stats in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Article Comment: I’m on team technical writer

I came across a commentary from Alan Pringle on a discussion regarding style guides and whether their value, and the value of those who adhere to them, is dated. Alan’s commentary piqued my interest of course and I found myself witness to an epic discussion between notable content strategists and technical communicators. The discussion began with a simple question regarding style guide use and eventually encompassed the very nature of the value of technical writers within organizations. Continue reading

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Article Review: Optimal Frequency of Blog Posting

Carrabis, Joseph. “Optimal Frequency of Blog Posting to Maintain Audience Share Best Determined by Audience Size and Psycho-social Distance from the Blogger.” Journal of New Communications Research 4.1 (July 2009): 95-107.

Abstract:

The article presents a study conducted by NextStage Evolution (NSE) regarding the fundamental features of optimal blogging. It states that the optimal frequency of blogging can be identified through the size of the audience of the blog and psycho-social distance from the blogger. It says that successful blogging Continue reading

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