My First Principles

Earlier this month, Contents Magazine asked seven very smart people about their first principles – the things that ground every part of their work, whether in content or beyond. You should probably go read that. Then, Contents asked us to fill in the spaces by submitting our own answers to the question, “What are your first principles?” There’s difficulty in nailing down those first principles …

“A Content Methodology Primer” at Contents Magazine

A little more than three months ago, Erin Kissane approached me about writing for the first issue of a new content publication, Contents Magazine. I said yes. Of course I said yes. That article went live today. From “A Content Methodology Primer”: It’s romantic to think that content work is an art, all brandy, pipes, and wood grain. But it’s not. It’s a process. A …

Contents Magazine

You’ll have to forgive me for a moment. I’m about to get mushy. Because, over in a more enlightened part of the internet, something beautiful just launched. Contents Magazine is a little project from the team of Krista Stevens, Erin Kissane, Erik Westra and Ethan Marcotte. A little project, I say. HA! More like a VERY MAJOR undertaking. It’s the act of taking a scattered …