I’m midway into week 4 of social isolation. While I’m falling into more of a routine, I can’t say I’m having fun. I’ve been comfortable being alone, but this form of social isolation is at a new level. Here’s how I’ve spent the last few days: Remaining thankful that I have a job and career… Continue reading Hello, week 4 of social isolation it’s me, Will
I’ve always been a fan of April Fool’s Day since I was a kid. This year I wish I could say the same. Unfortunately, the stay at home order until June 10th in my state is real and not some elaborate April Fools joke like I had hoped when I woke up this morning. Here’s… Continue reading April 1st: So the stay at home order isn’t an elaborate April Fools joke?
I had a nice week off between Christmas and New Years. Too often in the past, I’d forget to slow down for a couple of days to catch my breath, reflect,, and make plans for the next year. One thing I thought about was what writing topics I want to tackle in 2019. Here are… Continue reading Writing topics I hope to tackle in 2019
Years ago, I thought it was a good idea to publish both a professional website and a personal blog. It was around the time I was able to purchase willkelly.com and willkelly.org. I was a contract technical writer and figured that the sites would help people find me in search results. Then reality set in…… Continue reading Indecision and the evolution of my personal websites
I’ve had some cause to think about the importance of knowing one’s audience as of late due to a sequence of unrelated but very telling events.
Every job hunt and even unsolicited discussions with recruiters during the past few years brought me more tales of organizations continuing to have issues producing and maintaining technical documentation. It is not isolated in one sector, and I keep hearing the same problems repeatedly. This has been a real disappointment for me over the years… Continue reading 6 ways to sabotage your technical documentation
So much is written about the part-time writer or freelancer being the one who complicates part-time working arrangements – they do this, they do that, part-time freelancing during your off hours is going to melt your brain and turn you into a hermit and so forth. These articles only tell half the story and actually… Continue reading Part-time freelancing: An alternative perspective