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Subject:Re: ghost town From:David Renn <daverenn08 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:58:54 -0500
The only reason I found this listserv is because this past summer I picked
up a book by Peter Kent called *Making Money in Technical Writing*. It just
so happens that this book was published in the 90s. I'm relatively new to
the industry having only been in tech writing for 5 1/2 years, so when it
came to searching for material about our industry, I would basically stick
with STC and all things affiliated and a few blogs, most namely by Tom
Johnson and Mark Baker. It took me 5 years to find techwr-l.
I think the format of the listserv is a bit 90s still, which may be why
it's tough to find. Although, to be honest, techwr-l might be my favorite
source of industry information these days, and it's nice to be able to post
a quick question and receive 5 enthusiastic responses within an hour.
I think the listserv is tough to find because when you typically search for
technical writing-related material, STC pops up first and is basically the
dominant industry community. I like Techwhirl better, but it's much tougher
to find. I feel like people need to stumble into it by chance to find it.
Then the listserv is even tougher to find, and it has an outdated feel,
which may turn away some prospective members.
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM, Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
> Also, in search results for "technical writing" (with or without
> quotes), where does this list (or the site) appear? When I do the
> search on Google, I don't see it on the first page.
> --Milan DavidoviÄ
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> On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
> > In theory, someone other than the moderators could volunteer to spread
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