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Blogging Balance: Writing and Family Life

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As I write, my 11 year old boy and my 7 and 8 year old daughters are running up and down the hallway behind me. We have hardwood floors, with no carpet to soften the sound. They are having brilliant…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Darin Hammond addresses something that is important to me too, which is balancing the time between family and blogging. I wholeheartedly admit that this is a balance I’m still trying to figure out. And no disrespect to Darin as a dad, but being the mom is very different in family duties. And while I do have only one child, his needs are a little different for some things than "typical" kids. (For example, he’s almost 13, and I still have to sit and do homework with him at night.)  Between work, family, and blogging, blogging has suffered for me over the last few weeks, but now that I’m back from the STC Summit with lots to talk about, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to make up for that.  My being a regular blogger, even after all this time, is still a work in progress. Even so, Darin has some great tips here, and ones that I need to apply to myself more stringently. 


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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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