• Creating a Custom Project for a Technical Writing Portfolio

    Creating a Custom Project for a Technical Writing Portfolio

    I needed a technical writing portfolio. I’m in the middle of a job search for a technical writing position and kept running into the same problem: I needed work for my technical writing portfolio. Except … The technical writing I did, which included lots of internal documentation and even putting a style guide together for…

  • From Medium: Keep it Simple: Make Bullet Journaling Work for You

    From Medium: Keep it Simple: Make Bullet Journaling Work for You

    Most people skip the basics, like rapid logging in your bullet journal. I have ADD and memory issues. I’ve tried many tools over the years to help me remember my life. Bullet journaling was one of the first tools that really ‘clicked’ for me and I’ve been using it for around four years. For the…

  • From Medium: When I Love You is Hard to Say

    From Medium: When I Love You is Hard to Say

    We have a ritual, Logan and I. Every evening (and some mornings too) when I give him his medication, I also give him his chocolate chip bribe. The meds are to keep his seizures at bay while the bribe is to convince to take them. One night several years ago, I started singing a silly,…

  • JavaScript for WordPress – Focused Learning in One Tremendous Course

    JavaScript for WordPress – Focused Learning in One Tremendous Course

    Like many geeks, I learned most my development skills in bits and pieces. Google was (and always will be) my friend along the way; Googling different functions and examples as I needed them served me well before. But I never learned the foundational, or core, bits and pieces. I could wrangle some JavaScript as needed,…

  • How NOT to integrate Social Media into your WordPress Site

    Know what rocks when you’re rocking that blogging thing and publishing new posts? Seeing your awesome-sauce blogging posts shared on Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest … any of those sites! Am I right? Out comes the big grins and back-slapping … Until … you realize you’re the only one seeing that share. Know what kinda sucks…

  • One-Minute Geek Note: New Site Setup – The Domain

    One-Minute Geek Note: New Site Setup – The Domain

    There are first steps and then there are FIRST STEPS when it comes to setting up your new WordPress site. You can’t get more basic than deciding on your domain! No matter how knowledgeable you are (or aren’t) about setting up a new site, there’s a few steps that come before you ever touch the…