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Three Reasons to Steal, Not Copy. Here’s How and Why

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Lacking inspiration today? Trying too hard to come up with unique ideas that the world has never seen? Here’s an angle for you: ‘steal’ other people’s and put them together in a way that you and only

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is an interesting perspective, for sure, provided in this article. I think many things are stolen, and it’s hard not to do it, in some instances. Coming up with something totally unique and original is tough, even with writing blog entries! But there is  some validity to it, and it applies to content strategy as well. I have an article that I’m writing that will hopefully be coming out soon that will address this issue–with a twist–in the near future.  Stay tuned for that! In the meantime, read this and see how this is an important concept to grasp. 


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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.

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