My friend, Nick Kellet, co-founder of List.ly, has this on his LinkedIn feed.
I confess…I am a fraud, too. You hadn’t figured that out yet? Really. It’s so obvious. Heck, I’m a fraud for posting this article about being a fraud, for heaven’s sake.
A big part of content strategy is learning how to reuse information in order to reshape it into something different and new. There are some great examples of this sort of thing in the article, and I’m sure you can think of many more.
Based on this article, are you fraudulent, too? Confess your sins below, and let’s commiserate.
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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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2 thoughts on “A Confession: I am a Fraud”
I like the way Seth Godin put it, in a post that (as if to prove the point) was published the same day as CamMi’s: Of course it’s been done before.
Seth says don’t try to be original. Just add value for the people you’re trying to reach. Sounds good to me. If that makes me a fraud, then I — like you — will wear the title proudly.
Note: This comment has been vetted to ensure that it contains no orginal thought whatsoever. 😉
Larry, I had to laugh with glee at your response! Well done!