The patience and attention to find the right word inspires me. From Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.
Have you ever seen an acronym in a work chat or read it in an online article — or anywhere — and immediately had to Google it? “Like, ummmmmmm, WTH does this mean? SMH.” “Ohhhhhhh. I see. OK. TIL.” The utility of acronyms is proven when the resulting phrase is easier to parse. The details are … Continue reading TOA (Thoughts on Acronyms)
My name is Lance, and I love themes. What was my standard opening line for many years when starting a WordCamp talk is still true today. "My name is Lance, and I still love themes.” I’d like to tell you the story of my journey of theme craftsmanship—the ups, the downs, the unexpected results—and how … Continue reading A Journey of Theme Craftsmanship
Software developer—and former technical writer—Jim Grey gives advice to technical writers looking to stay in software as a focus on user experience (UX) replaces the need for technical writers. Software technical writing is a dying career (but here’s what writers can do to stay in the software game) | Stories from the Software Salt Mines. … Continue reading Software Technical Writing Done as a Career: What Next?
You blog whether you know it or not—even without a blog or website. You might not think of it as blogging. Yet, it is. Tweeting a photo or sharing an update on Facebook. A funny quote or story you see in your daily life. A beautiful sunset. Clueing in friends and family back home to … Continue reading You Should Start a Blog