“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 …

Domain Knowledge: What You Need – Or Don’t Need – To Know

Here’s what I’m not. I’m not a pipe fitter. I’m not a garage door salesman. I’m not a software engineer or a big box retail executive or a business journalist. I’m not a butcher, baker or candlestick maker. Damn it, Jim, I’m not a doctor NOR am I a mechanic. As content strategists, we are expected to help our clients communicate the concepts, benefits and …

Book Review: The Elements of Content Strategy

So let’s not try to tackle an in depth review of Erin Kissane’s The Elements of Content Strategy, because the book itself is very good and we won’t do it much justice other than to say “you should read this if you’re into content strategy and want to get better and need a great little book to keep by your computer.” What I’ve Read: The …