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How Power Blogs Innovate: The Path of Resistance

The culture you live in has flaws that you can change. Blogging is an important tool of cultural innovation because it gives you a voice in your community. Powerful innovation requires vision,…


Today seems to be the day to blog about blogging and social media! Darin Hammond posted this great article about being a resistance blogger. Based on much of what he outlines here, I do try to create TechCommGeekMom as a "power blog". I’m sure I have days that I hit that mark, and days that I miss the mark. But I do try to explain what i see and my genuine reaction to things as a human being. I never stop thinking that there’s so much more for me to learn, and that it will take forever for me to catch up with those who have been more deeply involved in technical communications for a longer period of time than I have been. I know there are plenty of tech comm experts who are the nicest people to talk to, yet they induce sheer terror in me by the intimidating amount of knowledge they have over me, mostly from experience alone. All I can do is learn, and I’m sure there are others like me who feel the same way, so we can commiserate together. 


Read Darin’s article. At the end, he provides a link to a group on Google+ called the Resistance Bloggers, of which I’m a member. It’s a good group of people sharing a variety of ideas. Be sure to check it out if you think you fit the bill of being a "power blogger" after reading this article. 



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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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