Favourite posts from 2010: guest posts  Clip to Evernote

We’ve been very lucky to forge some good relationships in the tech comm world. And a few of those fine folk have agreed to write guest posts in this space. Not only do those posts allow us to take a break, but they bring some different and interesting voices to the conversation here.

2010 was a banner year for guest posts. Here are the guest posts that appeared on the blog in 2010:

Taking a break  Clip to Evernote

It’s that time of year again. We’re taking a much-needed break over the next couple of weeks to relax and recharge.

So, that means there won’t be any new posts in this space until January 3. That said, we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite posts from 2010 over the next week or so. Enjoy.

Taking a look at WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit  Clip to Evernote

Cover of WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit Let’s take short stroll down memory lane. To 2007 to be exact. Back then, I was thinking a lot about wikis, writing about them, and using them fairly extensively. My thoughts then, as they are now, were about how to use wikis to write and deliver documentation.

For some reason or another, the thoughts and ideas that were floating around in my brain refused to coalesce into something concrete. Then came DocTrain UX 2007 in Vancouver. On day two of the conference I attended three sessions on wikis. The first of these was given by Alan J. Porter. That session gave my brain the kick it needed. All of the ideas and thoughts I mentioned started to come together.

Jump forward to 2010. I have in my hands a copy of Porter’s recently-published book WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit. It’s a short book, but it packs a lot of information into its 150-odd pages. It’s easily the best book on wikis that I’ve read in a long time.

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