Tag Archives: Blogging

Blog Posts Everywhere, Now Lost In One Place

Hi folks! I apologize for the lack of fresh produce here on User Experience Rocks.

Now that I’m a full time UX & Content Strategist at InVision App, I’m writing for their blog, contributing guest posts to various publications and I have also begun posting some new content (and reposting old content) out on Medium, since many of you requested that I give the platform a test run. (You were right, I loved it!)

I promise I didn’t drop off the face of the earth and stop writing entirely! No search parties necessary. Still here, writing up a storm! 🙂

I’m going to start posting links to all of my latest articles here, so you can find all of my content in one place. I’ve pinned it to the top of the blog so it will be easy to find.

I love you guys so, so much and want to make sure that I’m keeping you updated, in the loop and providing you with the fresh new content you deserve! 🙂 I can’t even explain how much your support has meant to me over the course of the last 3 years! ❤

Guest Blog Posts & Contributions:

InVision Blog Posts:

My Medium Posts:

My InVision Medium Posts:

And then of course, the 150+ posts here on User Experience Rocks as well. More on the way! 🙂

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Blogging: Overcome Your Fears and Share Helpful Tips with Your Peers

I just read an awesome article by Mike Perham, Blogging and the Paralysis of Choice, and a comment left by one of his readers got me thinking. The reader mentioned feeling under qualified about his interests, and feeling fear about sharing his thoughts through a blog because of it.

You Can Do This

It took me YEARS to overcome this precise fear. It took a large amount of prodding from friends and coworkers and an impending speaking engagement to finally push me over the edge.

View Your Blog as a Laid Back Place to Share Tips with Friends and Peers 

Once I’d made the decision to go for it, I decided that I would use my blog as a medium to share tips, tricks and tools with the rest of the UX and Design community. Once I’d decided that my blog would just be used as a method to share thoughts and helpful hints with my peers, all of the pressure to write incredibly enormous, wordy articles about fantastically interesting, previously undiscovered, earth shattering topics, was gone.

Zero Pressure = Extreme Fun!

And you know what? I’m having an absolute blast. I LOVE blogging! And the support I’ve received over the past 4 months from my UX and Design communities has been truly amazing. I’m incredibly grateful to every person who has taken the time to read my thoughts, and I sincerely hope that at least one of my posts will help make someone’s life a little easier in the future! If I can save one person from hours of Googling by sharing tips on my blog, all the time I’ve spent writing will be well worth it.

Write About What You Know

So to all of you out there thinking you are under qualified, remember that every person on earth is under qualified at most things. We all have our favorite topics, and we have topics we have zero interest in at all. So don’t worry about what you don’t know, just write about what you do know.

Just Do It

Fire up a blog, and write about things that are helpful to you in your daily life. There’s a good chance that there is someone out there franticly Googling up a storm looking for exactly what you have to offer.

WordPress is Free!

And just to get you going, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. WordPress is an absolutely fantastic blogging system and it’s even free! So what are you waiting for? Get started! 🙂

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