You want more tech comm info? Let’s dig for buried treasure.

MP900262716I was mentioning to my husband that the stats on this blog have been rather low as of late. I figured that the holidays had something to do with it, but I wasn’t convinced that was all of it. I couldn’t put my finger on what I was doing wrong.

It was at that moment that my husband stated the obvious–one of those “DUH, why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.

“You need to put some new content in,” he said. 

He’s totally right. As he pointed out, when he goes to his favorite websites, he’s often looking for what’s new to read. And I admit, while I have been adding content here, it’s not been a lot recently. The holidays kept me busy, and as it is, with my new job, that will most likely keep me busy too. I was aiming to try to put more original content on this site–more items written by me directly, but I also realize the value of curating good content when I can, and taking advantage of my ScoopIt account to help me post great content to share.

My new job is going well so far. It’s only been one day of orientation, but since my computer and password info weren’t ready yet, I got a couple days off before training commences. This allows me to have a couple of days of “catch-up” here to curate some content. My new position is that of “web publisher“, and from what I’ve been told, it’ll be a good mixture of all things tech comm, like user and content strategy, content management, and even a little bit of web design and video editing.  So, I imagine that much of the content I add in the next year or so will be related to those topics, as I’m hoping the new job will provide some inspiration. It’s been harder to come up with ideas for posts as of late, and even that, I’m sure, has been contributing to my lack of posts as well.

Alas, there’s no e-learning components related to my job, but I want to keep informed on all things e-learning and m-learning as best as I can, because I still think it plays a huge role in content creation in the world. Thus, I’ll be still digging up content related to that as well.

So, this blog isn’t going anywhere. It’s been a little sleepy lately, but I’m hoping with the next several posts that I’ll be curating, we can rouse it from its sleepy state…perhaps a little content curation will be like the much needed morning coffee for this little blog.

If you have any suggestions for blog topics you’d like to see here, please let me know! I’m always open to explore new ideas in tech comm and m-learning, as you know!

So, I’m off to go dig for some buried (content) treasure! And better yet, I won’t be keeping all the spoils to myself, but rather sharing it with all of my readers. 🙂

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, 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,, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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