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Power Blogging

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Darin’s note:  I have followed the moves of Neil Patel for some time now, as he arose from almost nothing to virtual stardom in marketing. I share his tips for gaining traffic, but I want to point…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

While many are starting to ask me for blogging advice, I often find myself turning to Darin L. Hammond’s ZipMinis blog for advice. This post by Darin is interesting because many of the pointers are things that I try to incorporate when writing my blog. The topics I cover on my blog are niche topics, so I don’t expect the traffic proposed in this article–yet. Perhaps in time, and applying some more of these pointers, I’ll be able to get those kinds of numbers.  But do read these over–they provide some great insight on the mechanics of writing a good blog and driving up interest. 


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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,, 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, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

2 thoughts on “Power Blogging

  1. Hi, Danielle,
    Thank you for using my work and for the plug. You’re always a great supporter, and I sure appreciate it. You have an awesome blog here, and you do important work.

    Take care,

    Darin L. Hammond

    1. Aw, you’re welcome, and thank you for your blog as well! I gain so much insight to blogging from yours, and I’m more than happy to share the information. Are you aware that you have been integrated (and referenced) in my latest webinar? Hopefully it’s bringing you a few more followers. Keep up your great work as well! It’s an intelligent analysis of the blogging process, and that’s why I like reading it and referencing it.

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