Some of you might have noticed that my posting frequency has dropped off a bit in the past year. This was a conscious decision on my part, as I was facing a lot of deadline pressure from my various customers, twice a week turns out to be a LOT of writing, and I didn’t always have something interesting to say. I have been writing this blog since 2011, and most of the wisdom I have to share regarding the practice of technical writing I’ve managed to share.
I am likely to shift to “write as I feel like it” rather than sticking to once a week. I still have multiple customers and projects of my own to pursue.
I will try to post here once a month and see how that does for my creativity. My apologies to anyone who’s been depending on my prose to keep your tech writing students on their toes.
Meanwhile, the past blogs are all here. And if you feel like you need a handy reference book by a practicing professional on your desk, Heroic Technical Writing the book contains the important essentials of my advice.
I will, of course, continue to respond to direct emails (bart at heroictechwriting dot com) as well as requests to cover specific topics or appear as a classroom “guest speaker” via Zoom or other channel.
The Point of This Blog
I began writing this blog in September 2011 to provide the sort of helpful advice I wish I’d gotten from an older, professional English major when I was in college. I’ve tried to be as real as I can about the good, the bad, and the ugly on the job and hopefully impart some useful wisdom to my readers. My target audience has been college students and young professionals, and I’ve been pleased to see (based on my metrics) that I have reached that audience. I have appreciated the kind and enthusiastic fan mail I’ve received over the years and am glad that I’ve added some value to your internet experience. Thank you for reading. Go forth and do good things!