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Structured content is a lot like a new closet. No amount of organization will work until you put everything in its rightful place.
This is a fantastic article that my new friend, Val Swisher, wrote about understanding structured content management. She is a marvelous speaker that I saw at Adobe Day at Lavacon, and spent some time with her afterwards. She’s a creative and smart person, and knows a lot about this subject! I love her analogy with the closet in this article! I definitely encourage you to read this article, because it’s a great breakdown of how the whole concept works.
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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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Brilliant. Left a comment there for Val. Content Rules RULES (and so does your blog, Danielle).
Thanks for you kind words ! So glad you liked the article and analogy, Danielle (and Marcia). For a while there, I was really getting carried away by it. But it seems to fit so well. Now, Marcia has inspired me to go all-out and create a kitchen taxonomy. I might be up all night!
I love analogies like this, and try to write these kinds of analogies myself when I can, and that’s why I especially appreciated yours, Val. I think when complex concepts can be compared to something that’s more everyday, then more people have a better understanding of how that particular concept works. This analogy worked VERY well, so I couldn’t let it go unnoticed!