Some of my content development goals for 2019

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Some of my content development goals for 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, I’ve begun to start thinking about some content goals for the next year. My intent has always been to have the right mix of personal and professional writing projects to keep me busy. While my day job has been quite demanding the past few months, my freelance writing projects not so much, I’ve been looking forward so I can kick off writing in 2019 on a positive foot.

Here are a few of my content development goals for 2019:

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It’s coming up to the end of the year

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Thanksgiving snuck up on me this year. It caught me by surprise. So much so, I’ve been tallying up all the things I hope to get done by December 31, 2018.

Here’s a few of the items I have on my to-do list for the end of the year:

  • Finish up some big projects at work dealing with Cloud Computing
  • Complete some personal writing projects that’ll show up on this blog, Medium, and on my LinkedIn profile
  • Launch a new version of willkelly.com running on Drupal
  • Prepare to move this blog to self-hosted WordPress when my WordPress.com account comes up for renewal
  • Take the week off between Christmas and New Years for a little staycation action including a day where I just read books the whole day long

What personal projects do you have to finish before the end of the year?

My SharePoint site pet peeves

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Through some previous contracts, I’ve gained experience interacting with administering SharePoint sites including managing document libraries, user access, creating lists and other site elements. In fact, I believe that today’s technical writer needs to be fluent in SharePoint site administration. During this time, I’ve inherited some SharePoint sites that made my job harder versus making me more productive. While SharePoint is becoming a standard for document version control and collaboration, a SharePoint site can work against such standards if it is poorly implemented. Continue reading →

Installing Drupal: Lessons Learned

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Here are some lessons I learned a few years back when I was installing Drupal for the first time.  It was a rather mixed experience.  I tore it all down the other weekend and started over, not as much out of disappointment, but to knock the kinks out of my first deployment.

Here are some lessons I learned:

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