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How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh**

No one cares if I write.

No one’s waiting for me to publish my next essay.

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Thanks to Scott Pierce for sharing this on Facebook. I understand how this author feels. While I’m not sure that I felt that my vocation was to be a writer, I knew that I always felt I had something to say, and just want to be heard. Technical writers especially feel this pain. We often half-jokingly talk about our profession being one in which nobody–or very few–read what we write. I think the digital age and the way digital marketing works had changed that a bit, but it’s still not completely off course. We write because there is a need to do it, whether it’s from an external or internal means. We do it to celebrate the ability to communicate. What do you think? Include your comments below. –TechCommGeekMom

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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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