Our technical-writer.co.nz site has had a long overdue refresh. Same interesting content but brand new look and feel. We like it!
Check it out here technical-writer.co.nz
If you use WordPress, you’ll know how incredibly easy it is as a web beginner to update your site live — i.e, make changes to it while it is online and visible to everyone.
But if you want to make a WordPress site from scratch, it’s better to do that offline so you can play around with its look and content before releasing it to the world.
There is an easy way to do that too. It involves setting up software, called Wamp, that makes WordPress run on your own computer as if online.
All the Wamp instructions I find online seem to complicate the process. After struggling with other people’s tech-heavy instructions, I finally took some time to put them into plain language.
Here are they are (… give them a go, it will make website development for beginners so much more powerful; and do get in touch if you have any problems following them)
MailChimp — the well-known, online, email marketing service — has its style guide for online content available online.
It’s a great resource for anyone putting words up on the web, in emails or on social media.
You can find it here: http://styleguide.mailchimp.com/
Looking for a style guide for a different type of writing? Here is an extensive list of style guides.
I know. Nearly two years since my previous blog post. Kind of a no-no in the online comms world, having a barely living blog as an advertisement for my comms services!
I could take the blog offline but there’s a heap of interesting stuff in here for you all to read.
So. Please. Browse and enjoy. And do as I say and not as I do, and keep your blog posts regular.
Regular posts are awesome as Google juice for the search engines. They help position you as a thought leader in your industry, and they keep a tidy front porch on your website.
Blogging: Keep it up or take it down is my advice, to everyone … but, er, yes, myself!
My high-tech-engined VW pickup truck was once a thing of beauty to me … and then the pollution news broke.
Find out here how the Germans lost my trust and how their Kiwi representatives’ PR response has done nothing to improve things.