BlogsTag: IOUG Press
Spinning the List
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: January 24, 2019, 10:26 am
Last month I wrote about lists and the thought process in choosing between a bulleted list versus a numbered list. Recall that I suggested using bulleted lists for collections of items, and numbered lists for sequences of steps. While that’s good advice, some cases can be spun in either direction.
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: December 11, 2018, 12:34 pm
Lists are an essential aspect of technical writing. They are easy to create, yet many authors go wrong and end up with suboptimal presentation of their content. Are you using the right kinds of lists in your writing?
Looking Outside Your Discipline
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: October 19, 2018, 8:40 am
It’s easy in the tech world to value deeper and deeper expertise on increasingly arcane topics. We build self-images and reputations around expertise on the finer points of technology and sometimes miss the greater gains to be had.
Choosing a Topic
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: August 2, 2018, 7:45 am
What to write about? It’s a question I get fairly often, and it’s a question that any author – whether of books or blog posts – eventually struggles with. How does an author move from the desire or promise to write into having a topic that readers might be expected to care about?
When Failure Is an Option
Blog: SELECT | Posted By: Jonathan Gennick | Released: June 18, 2018, 10:36 am
I don’t get paid to be wrong all the time, but am I wrong often enough? Without the possibility of being wrong, am I learning, or have I stagnated? People say with great risk comes great reward, yet it must also follow that with great risk may come catastrophe. One cannot be true without the other.