My eBook Adventure

Published At: Feb. 20, 2011 at 08:43 pm - (2802 Reads)
Several folks have contacted me, inquiring about an eBook version of Tiki Essentials.

Since Tiki for Dummies Smarties is currently with my editor, I've had time to explore this possibility. I've been playing with Sigil, an open source eBook editor, and the results have been promising!

By publishing Tiki Essentials in ePub format, it will become available on the iBooks store, in addition to LuLu and Amazon.

Why I don't follow you.

Published At: Feb. 01, 2011 at 05:33 pm - (2752 Reads)

or How do you use Twitter? I think I might be doing it all wrong...


The appointment of KeyContent's own Bill Albing as one of top 25 most influential technical communication bloggers (congratulations, by the way!) got me thinking about Twitter. While the list is quite good, there were lots of folks who I think are quite influential (at least to me) that were missing. I also wondered about the actual data-collection methodology.

My Wordle

Published At: Jan. 07, 2011 at 11:35 am - (2746 Reads)
My book, Tiki Essentials has been available for a month now. It made its way onto Amazon and should be appearing on Google Book Search shortly. So what's it about? This wordle should give you pretty good idea...

Wordle: Tiki Essentials

Did my editor make make lazy?

Published At: Dec 06, 2010 at 03:00 am - (2412 Reads)
I recently completed self-published my first book: Tiki Essentials, a reference guide for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This is the first book I've ever published, and the first time I worked one-on-one with an editor. And I have to say that the experience was great. Not only did he find (and correct) tons of errors through copy-editing, but he also provided valuable comments and insights in overall layout, organization, and structure.

As I look back on the process, I have to wonder if working with an editor made me become a lazier writer?

Or have I become a better writer, now that I can draw from my editor's talent?

Are you a writer who has worked with an editor? What do you think?

I'll have more details about my publication process in a later post…

The Future of Content

Published At: Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:39 am - (2544 Reads)
So I just finished reading "The Future of Content" from the Nov. 22, 2010 issue of Time magazine (yes... I still read some paper magazines). It is a nice roundtable piece with four representatives of the "new media."

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One of the questions asked made me pause and think: How do creators find audiences and get paid?

How do you find an audience? Sure, you may have 1,000 or more followers on Twitter or fans on Facebook, but are they really listening?

Website Mobilification

Published At: Nov. 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm - (3080 Reads)
Mobile data traffic trends.
Source: http://gigaom.com/2010/11/07/in-2010-us-mobile-data-traffic-to-top-1-exabyte/
Reports like this, from GigaOM, state that mobile data traffic in the USA is expected to top 1 Exabyte. It is obvious that people are using their smartphones more and more to surf the 'net. (Even I have an Android phone.) It is becoming and more more important to have a mobile-ready version of your website for these visitors.

So, how can you (easily and quickly) mobilize your website?

Just getting started...

Published At: Nov. 06, 2010 at 10:27 am - (2500 Reads)
Right now I'm focusing my efforts on creating the necessary content for this site. But, once that's done I'll start blogging with (I hope) regularity.

So watch this space....
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