Share This post is a guest post, written by Susan Bodack of InStyleSwimwear.com. Author bio follows at the end of this post. Call me crazy, but I'm already looking forward to the new swim season. With winter quickly approaching and all the sneak peeks of the 2012 designer swimwear...

At one point—I think it was about 40 minutes in, while I was contorting my way out of a slightly-too-small side-zip dress—I realized my main problem (in addition to boobs that were way too big for that particular sheath) was lack of strategy. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't...

In this guest post, Lavanya Krishnamurthy explores the use of a casual tone in documentation as a way to give users a sense of having a conversation with the author. She presents several easy techniques for implementing a casual tone, and also notes the potential tradeoffs this approach can...

The following is a guest post from Michał Skowron and Jakub Wiśniewski, two technical writers working for 3di. 3di is a company providing technical authoring, translation and localization services. In this short review, Skowron and Wiśniewski evaluate MadCap Central, a new product from MadCap...

The following is a guest post by Marcia Riefer Johnston exploring an alternative view towards the RTFM argument. In this post, Marcia argues that it's the writer's care and interest in the product and users that leads to producing help content worth reading versus content that is mechanical,...

Today's guest post comes to us from the fabulous Robin Abrahams. Prepare to be impressed, friends: Robin writes the popular "Miss Conduct" social advice column for the Boston Globe Sunday magazine and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the...

Today Harriet is bringing you a delightful guest post on vintage wedding things—something I share a bit of a weakness for too. Thank you both for your lovely guest posts this week!!! – ♥ Casey Hello! This is Harriett, the other.. slightly more unhinged half of Bright Young Twins. I am so...

In this guest post, Derric Gilling, CEO at Moesif, explores various design choices for organizing API reference content in relation to the rest of your programming tutorials. He looks at three different strategies: (1) Centralized docs with separate API reference, (2) Centralized docs combined...

In this guest post, Yves Pierrot explores how the cognitive aspects of memory, reading, text comprehension, and search strategies potentially influence reader comprehension in tech docs. He admits that research in this area is lacking, so he pulls on his own experience and background in...

This post comes from Rosie Molinary, author of two amazing books about body image and a fabulously inspiring blog. Rosie is as insightful as she is compassionate, and her courage and strength inspire me on a regular basis. Read on for Rosie's contribution to Body Image Warrior Week: Years...

 

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