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How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance? | Bothsides of the Table

I noticed this post today from Ezra Galston titled R …

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Darin Hammond curated and posted this article on Google+, and boy, does it hit the mark right now. It’s been harder for me to blog these days, just because I’ve been busy. As I write this, I just got back from a conference a mere 2.5 hours ago. I know I don’t always find the balance. Now that I’m going to be working for myself, and working to gather a clientele (and help the clientele I have for the moment), I need to figure out how to find that balance between getting some good blog posts in again, and working on getting other things done as well. (Not today, I’m exhausted and I think the jet lag will hit any minute.) But I also take my time writing, because I want to make sure I write something that has some value, and that it’s written well (or at least half-decently). 


For me, family duties and duties to myself come before career. I do what I do for my career because I enjoy the field. It doesn’t consume my life, however. I’d like to think I am more multi-faceted than that. Thus the struggle for balance continues and will probably always continue…


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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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