Let’s meet!

Kristina Halvorson has asked that we ‘…officially make July Content Strategy Meetup Month‘. In particular, she’d like us all to attend content strategy meetups or meet through other means.

I think that’s a good idea. Continue reading

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What is the key skill for the web content professional?

No, an ability to laugh in the face of danger is not the key skill required (although it should really have made the shortlist). Neither is a balanced disposition or a great sense of humour (both of which are also great attributes to have). No, it’s more prosaic than that sorry. Continue reading

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Video killed the content star

Video?  Just a trend right? A fad.  Difficult for your users to download and view. Not relevant to your business. An expensive waste of time online? Dude – that’s so 2005. Get with the programme. Video is the current heavyweight champion of content. Continue reading

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My website won’t return my calls anymore

It’s 9.30pm. The techs have gone home, and have switched off their mobile phones. Your ISP’s helpdesk shut up shop hours ago. It’s just you, the content person, alone in the office.

You’ve spent the evening writing and developing those new pages on the test site, but – now they’re ready – you can’t upload them to the live site.

There’s no one to help. What do you do? Continue reading

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The myth of content strategy?

The “Content Strategy” juggernaut continues to cut a swathe through the web content world. But has its importance been overstated? And, by the way, what exactly is content strategy again? Continue reading

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An unauthorised guide to content strategy and content management

Here I go again, trying to sum up all that I think is needed to properly, and strategically manage a website’s content.

Every six months or so I have a crack at this, and every time I come up with something slightly different. more…

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Freedom, censorship, identity, human rights – and the internet

Something a bit different this week, as I thought it would be good to report back on a barcamp I attended last weekend called ‘Retake the net’

This was the first barcamp I‘ve attended, and so I was a little unsure what to expect. more…

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